The 27 Amendments: Simplified

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freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition 1791
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right to bear arms 1791
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citizens don't have to house soldiers 1791
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no unreasonable search or arrest 1791
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no double jeopardy or witness against yourself 1791
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rights of accused in criminal cases
-speedy and public trial 1791
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trial by jury 1791
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no excessive bail or cruel punishment 1791
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people get rights not listed in the constitution 1791
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any rights not given to federal government are given to the states and the people
-make laws not specified to Fed descretion 1791
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individual cannot sue a state in Federal court 1795
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separate ballots for president and VP 1804
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abolish slavery 1865
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-if born or naturalized in US then you are US citizen
***ASK OTHERS*** 1868
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cannot prevent a person from voting b/c of race, religion, or creed 1870
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income tax 1913
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popular election of US senators 1913
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prohibition 1919
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women get right to vote 1920
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president takes office on 1/20 instead of 3/4 1933
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repeal prohibition 1933
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president an only serve 2 terms 1951
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Washington DC residents can vote for president 1961
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anti poll tax 1964
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lays down the rules for who becomes president if president dies/resigns, etc 1967
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18 year-olds get right to vote 1971
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Congress cannot accept a pay raise until next term 1992