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Amendments to the United States Constitution

Amendment to the United States Constitution - Lyons
Amendment I
freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, petition
Amendment II
right to bear arms
Amendment III
quartering troops in homes
Amendment IV
prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures
Amendment V
rights when accused; "due-process" clause
Amendment VI
rights when on trial
Amendment VII
common-law suits
Amendment VIII
bail; no "cruel and unusual" punishments
Amendment IX
protects unenumerated rights
Amendment X
powers reserved for states
Amendment XI
limits on suits against states
Amendment XII
revises electoral-college procedure
Amendment XIII
prohibits slavery
Amendment XIV
applies "due-process" clause to states; "equal-protection" clause
Amendment XV
blacks given right to vote
Amendment XVI
authorizes federal income tax
Amendment XVII
requires popular election of senators
Amendment XVIII
prohibits manufacture and sale of liquor
Amendment XIX
women given right to vote
Amendment XX
federal terms of office begin in January; emergency presidential succession
Amendment XXI
repeals Prohibition
Amendment XXII
two-term limit for president
Amendment XXIII
D.C. residents given right to vote for president
Amendment XXIV
prohibits poll taxes in federal elections
Amendment XXV
presidential disability and succession
Amendment XXVI
lowers voting age to 18
Amendment XXVII
congressional pay raises