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U.S. Constitutional Amendments

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Amendment I
freedom of religion, speech, press, right ot peacfully assemble, right to petition government
Amendment II
right for the states to maintain a miliitia and the right of the people to bear arms
Amendment III
no soilder shall be quatered in any house without the consent of the owner
Amendment IV
right of the poeple to be secure in their property against unreasonable search and seizure; must have a warrant; warrants can only be issued if there is probable cause
Amendment V
a person is only anserwable to a capital crime when indicted by grand jury (except in cases arising in the army or navy, or the state miliitia during a time of war); no double jeapordy; can not be compelled to be a witness against himself; cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law; private property cannot be taken for public use without just compensation
Amendment VI
the right ot a speedy public trail by an impartial jury of the state and district where the crime was committed; the right to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses for defence and the irght to have the assistance of counsel for his defence
Amendment VII
codifies the right of a jury trial in certian civil trials
Amendment VIII
excessive bails and fines shall not be imposed; and cruel and unusuall punishment shall not be inflicted
Amendment IX
certian rights shall not be constured to deny or disparage others retained by the people
Amendment X
the powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, not prohibited to the states, are reserved for the states respectivley, or to the people
Amendment XI
the judicial power of the United States will not be used in suits involving private citizens suing another state other than their own or in suits involving citizens v. foriegn states
Amendment XII
created the electoral college and the process for choosing a president and vice president
Amendment XIII
made slavery illegal
Amendment XIV
set up the requirements for citizenship; its due process clause is used to apply the bill of rights to the states; and its equal protection cluase requires states to provide equal rights and protection to all citizens under its jurisdiction;
Amendment XV
the right to vote regardless of race
Ammendment XVI
income tax
Amendment XVII
got rid of the process by which Senators were choosen by the state legislature; in its place the instituted the a new voting procedure in which the people of the state choose the two Senators; provided the process by which seats were to be filled in the case of the death or the incapacitation of a Senator
Amendment XVIII
prohibition on alcohol
Amendment XIX
females right to vote
Amendment XX
set the day for when the terms of the President, Vice-president, and represenatives end; Congress must assemble once a year
Amendment XXI
repealed Amendment XVIII that prohibited the sale of alcohol
Amendment XXII
Set the number of terms as president to only two terms
Amendment XXIII
Provided electors for the people who lived in D.C. during presidential elections
Amendment XXIV
Citizens do not have to pay a poll tax
Amendment XXV
the vice-president takes over if the president dies
Amendment XXVI
lowered the voting age to 18
Amendment XXVII
an pay change that congress agrees upon will not take effect until an the nect election