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Amendments

10th Amendment Powers not expressly given to federal government by the Constitution are reserved to states or the people. Also known as "reserved powers amendment" or "states' rights amendment" 13th Amendment Abolished slavery. First of three "Reconstruction Amendments" passed after Civil War (1865-70) 14th Amendment (1) All persons born in the U.S. are citizens; (2) no person can be deprived of life, liberty or property without DUE PROCESS OF LAW; (3) no state can deprive a person of EQUAL PROT…
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1st Amendment
Freedom of religion.
2nd Amendment
Right to bear arms.
3rd Amendment
Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime.
4th Amendment
searches and seizures (search warrant)
5th Amendment
(1) No Self-Incrimination
(2) No Double Jeopardy
(3) No deprivation of life liberty or property without "due process of law" (fair treatment)
6th Amendment
You have the right to a speedy trial.
7th Amendment
Right to jury in civil trials.
8th Amendment
Government cannot inflict cruel and unusual punishment.
9th Amendment
rights retained by the people, that some rights were not listed out
10th Amendment
federal government has only those powers specifically granted by the Constitution.
11th Amendment
One State cannot be sued by another state
12th Amendment
separation of votes for President and Vice President
13th Amendment
Abolished slavery.
14th Amendment
(1) All persons born in the U.S. are citizens; (2) no person can be deprived of life, liberty or property without DUE PROCESS OF LAW; (3) no state can deprive a person of EQUAL PROTECTION of the laws.
15th Amendment
States cannot deny any person the right to vote because of race.
16th Amendment
Power of Congress to tax income
17th Amendment
Established the direct election of senators (instead of being chosen by state legislatures)
18th Amendment
Prohibition of alcohol
19th Amendment
States cannot deny the right to vote based on gender
20th Amendment
Congress begins on January 30th; President starts on January 20th
"Lame-duck" Amendment
21st Amendment
Repeal of Prohibition
22nd Amendment
Limits the president to two terms or 10 years.
23rd Amendment
Gives Washington DC electoral college votes as if it were a state (DC still has no representation in Congress)
24th Amendment
Abolishes poll taxes
25th Amendment
(1) Succession of VP if president dies or become incapable to do his job.(2) if there is no VP, president must appoint one, and congress must approve
26th Amendment
States cannot deny the right to vote based on age (18+)
27th Amendment
congressional pay raises are not begun until the next election
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