APUSH Amendments

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First Amendment

-Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly
-Petition the government for a redress of grievances

Second Amendment

-A well regulated Militia and the right of people to bear arms shall not be infringed

Third Amendment

-No soldier shall be quartered in a house without the owner's consent in time of peace or war

Fourth Amendment

-People have the right to prevent search and seizures without a warrant
-Warrants issued upon probable cause allow a person or specific place to be searched

Fifth Amendment

-No person shall be held to answer for a capital unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury
-No person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life
-No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself
-No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law
-Private property shall not be taken for public use without compensation

Sixth Amendment

-Accused shall have a right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State and district where the crime was committed

Seventh Amendment

-Civil trial by jury

Eighth Amendment

-Excessive bail or excessive fines shall not be required/imposed
-No cruel and unusual punishments shall be inflicted

Ninth Amendment

-The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
-Every citizen is protected by the rights not directly stated in the Constitution

Tenth Amendment

-Powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution are reserved to the states or to the people

Eleventh Amendment

-Judicial power of the US shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity
-Judicial power shall not be commenced or prosecuted against one of the US by citizens of another state
-Original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court when one state is taking another to court

Twelfth Amendment

-President and VP are chosen by the Electoral College
-VP must be eligible to become President
-In choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote
-If the House shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March, then the VP shall act as President if he cannot

Thirteenth Amendment

-Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the US
-Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation

Fourteenth Amendment

-All persons born or naturalized in the US are citizens of the US and of the state where they reside
-No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of US citizens
-No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
-No state shall deny to any person the equal protection of laws
-Representatives shall be apportioned among the states according to their population
-Slaves no longer added to the census as 3/5
-US does not pay the debts of rebellious states

Fifteenth Amendment

-The right of citizens of the US to vote shall not be denied due to race
-Man of every race has the right to vote

Sixteenth Amendment

-Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes

Seventeenth Amendment

-The Senate shall be composed of 2 Senators from each state
-Elected by the people of their state and have 6 year terms

Eighteenth Amendment

-Alcohol is abolished

Nineteenth Amendment

-Women have the right to vote

Twentieth Amendment

-President and VP terms end at noon on January 20
-Senator & Representative terms end at non on January 3

Twenty-First Amendment

-Alcohol no longer banned

Twenty-Second Amendment

-President may only serve two terms

Twenty-Third Amendment

-Electors are equal to number of Senators and Representatives in Congress

Twenty-Fourth Amendment

-Citizens may still vote if they fail to pay any taxes

Twenty-Fifth Amendment

-VP takes the President's job if he cannot continue

Twenty-Sixth Amendment

-Anyone over 18 may vote

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