Constitutional Amendments to Know About

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First

Grants freedom of speech, religion (establishment clause), assembly, petition and press.

Fifth

Prevents 'double jeopardy', states you don't have to testify against yourself, and establishes due process.

Tenth

Stated that what powers that weren't delegated to the federal government are given to the states.

Thirteenth

Abolished slavery and authorized Congress to legislate against it.

Fourteenth

said that limitations of court cases on federal government by the Bill of Rights are imposed on state courts too. (selective incorporation)

Fifteenth

Extended suffrage to all male African Americans over the age of 21.

Sixteenth

Enabled Congress to levy an income tax.

Seventeenth

took the right to elect U.S. senators away from state legislators and gave it to the voters in each state.

Nineteenth

Extended suffrage to women over the age of 21.

Twenty-fifth

Provided procedures for filling vacancies in the Vice Presidency, and for determining whether presidents are unable to preform their duties.

Twenty-sixth

Extended suffrage to otherwise qualified persons 18 years of age or older.

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