U.S. Constitutional Amendments

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Amendment I

freedom of religion, speech, press, right ot peacfully assemble, right to petition government

Amendment II

right for the states to maintain a miliitia and the right of the people to bear arms

Amendment III

no soilder shall be quatered in any house without the consent of the owner

Amendment IV

right of the poeple to be secure in their property against unreasonable search and seizure; must have a warrant; warrants can only be issued if there is probable cause

Amendment V

a person is only anserwable to a capital crime when indicted by grand jury (except in cases arising in the army or navy, or the state miliitia during a time of war); no double jeapordy; can not be compelled to be a witness against himself; cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law; private property cannot be taken for public use without just compensation

Amendment VI

the right ot a speedy public trail by an impartial jury of the state and district where the crime was committed; the right to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses for defence and the irght to have the assistance of counsel for his defence

Amendment VII

codifies the right of a jury trial in certian civil trials

Amendment VIII

excessive bails and fines shall not be imposed; and cruel and unusuall punishment shall not be inflicted

Amendment IX

certian rights shall not be constured to deny or disparage others retained by the people

Amendment X

the powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, not prohibited to the states, are reserved for the states respectivley, or to the people

Amendment XI

the judicial power of the United States will not be used in suits involving private citizens suing another state other than their own or in suits involving citizens v. foriegn states

Amendment XII

created the electoral college and the process for choosing a president and vice president

Amendment XIII

made slavery illegal

Amendment XIV

set up the requirements for citizenship; its due process clause is used to apply the bill of rights to the states; and its equal protection cluase requires states to provide equal rights and protection to all citizens under its jurisdiction;

Amendment XV

the right to vote regardless of race

Ammendment XVI

income tax

Amendment XVII

got rid of the process by which Senators were choosen by the state legislature; in its place the instituted the a new voting procedure in which the people of the state choose the two Senators; provided the process by which seats were to be filled in the case of the death or the incapacitation of a Senator

Amendment XVIII

prohibition on alcohol

Amendment XIX

females right to vote

Amendment XX

set the day for when the terms of the President, Vice-president, and represenatives end; Congress must assemble once a year

Amendment XXI

repealed Amendment XVIII that prohibited the sale of alcohol

Amendment XXII

Set the number of terms as president to only two terms

Amendment XXIII

Provided electors for the people who lived in D.C. during presidential elections

Amendment XXIV

Citizens do not have to pay a poll tax

Amendment XXV

the vice-president takes over if the president dies

Amendment XXVI

lowered the voting age to 18

Amendment XXVII

an pay change that congress agrees upon will not take effect until an the nect election

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