Freedom of speech, religion, and press; the right to assemble and petition
Protects our right to bear arms
No quartering of troops when at peace and without permission
Right to be secure: No unreasonable searches or seizures; must have warrants
Rights of the accused: No double jeopardy, no self-incrimination (can plead the 5th), due process of the law (legal process is followed the way it should be)
Right to a speedy public trial by jury.
Jury trials in civil cases involving more than $20
No cruel and unusual punishment
Rights of individuals: Just because rights are listed in the Bill of Right doesn't mean they don't exist.
Rights of the states: States have all powers not specifically given to the national government or denied to the states.
Limits the ability of a person to sue states. Allows people to sue if a state is taking away their rights.
The Electoral College elects the President and Vice-President separately.
Slavery is made illegal.
All citizens are guaranteed equal protection under the law.
Insures black males the right to vote
Grants Congress the power to collect income tax.
Senators are directly elected by the people.
Prohibition: The sale, production, or transportation of alcohol is illegal
Women are granted the right to vote.
President and Vice President are sworn into office on January 20th instead of March 4th.
Prohibition (the 18th Amendment) is repealed.
No person may serve as president more than twice.
Washington, D.C. gets 3 electoral votes in presidential elections
Made poll taxes illegal in federal elections.
Establishes clearer succession to the presidency and vice presidency:
The voting age is lowered to 18.
Congressional pay raises cannot take effect until the next congressional election.