Q4 - Constitutional Principles
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Protects: freedom of religion; freedom of speech; freedom of the press; right to assemble (gather in a group to protest); and the right to petition (tell the government if it is doing something wrong)
Protects the right to bear arms (keep guns for protection)
Protects the owner of a house from having to let soldiers spend the night for free
Protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures
Protects people from: double jeopardy (being tried in court twice for the same crime); having to witness against themselves ("taking the fifth"); losing life, liberty, or property without a legal action, such as a trial
being punished for a capital (serious) crime without being charged by a Grand Jury
Protects: right to a speedy and public trial; right to know what crime he/she is charged with; right to have help from a lawyer; and the
right to see the witnesses against him/her
Protects the right to a trial with a jury
Protects from cruel or unusual punishment
Says that the people also get rights not listed in the Constitution
Says that any rights that are not given to the national government are given to the states and people
This amendment changed the procedure of presidential elections. It required that people vote separately for the president and the vice president.
This amendment, which outlawed slavery everywhere in the United States
The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws regardless of race, ethnicity, or sex.
This amendment gave African American men the right to vote. The amendment says it is illegal to ban people from voting based on their race.
This amendment said that senators were to be elected directly by the people of their state.
This amendment gave women the right to vote.
This amendment gave citizens in Washington, D.C. the right to vote for president and vice president.
This amendment outlawed poll taxes. Before this amendment, poll taxes needed to be paid before a person could vote. This was one way certain states made sure people like African Americans would not be able to vote.
This amendment lowered the voting age. Now a person can vote at 18 years old.
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