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Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to petition, and to assemble. Proposed Sept. 29, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
The right to keep and bear arms. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
No quartering of soldiers in private houses during times of peace or war. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Interdiction of unreasonable searches and seizures; warrants. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Indictments; Due process; Self-incrimination; Double jeopardy, and rules for Eminent Domain. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Right to a fair and speedy public trial, notice of accusations, confronting one's accuser, subpoenas, right to counsel. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Right to trial by jury in civil cases. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
No excessive bail and fines or cruel and unusual punishment. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Unenumerated rights. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Gives states powers that are not enumerated in the constitution. Proposed Sept. 25, 1789 and ratified Dec. 15, 1791.
Immunity of states form suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation of sovereign immunity. Proposed Mar. 4, 1794 and ratified Feb. 7, 1795.
Revision of presidential election procedures. Electors cast a vote for President and Vice President. Proposed Dec. 1803 and ratified June 15, 1804 as a result of the election of 1800 (Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson).
Abolition of slavery, except as a punishment for a crime. Proposed Jan. 31, 1865 and ratified Dec. 1865.
Citizenship, due process clause, equal protection clause. Proposed June 13, 1866 and ratified July 9, 1868.
Black suffrage (right to vote). Proposed Feb. 26,1869 and ratified Feb 3, 1870.
Allows federal income tax. Proposed July 12, 1909 and ratified Feb. 3, 1913.
Direct election to the United STates Senate. Proposed May 13, 1912 and ratified April 8, 1913.
Prohibition of alcohol. Repealed via 21st Amendment. Proposed Dec. 18, 1917 and ratified Jan. 16, 1919.
Woman suffrage. Proposed June 4, 1919 and ratified Aug. 18, 1920.
Term Commencement for congress (Jan. 3) and president (Jan. 20). Also known as the "lame duck" amendment. Proposed Mar. 24, 1947 and ratified Jan. 23, 1933 as a result of the Great Depression.
Repeal of the 18th Amendment; state and local prohibition no longer required by law. Proposed Feb. 20, 1933 and ratified Dec. 5, 1933 as a result of the Great Depression.
Limits the president to two terms. Proposed Mar. 24, 1947 and ratified Feb. 27, 1951 as a result of FDR's 3-term presidency.
Representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College. Proposed June 16, 1960 and ratified Mar. 29, 1964.
Prohibition of the restriction of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes. Proposed Sept. 14, 1962 and ratified Jan. 23, 1964.
Presidential succession. Proposed July 6, 1965 and ratified Feb. 10, 1967.
Voting age nationally established as age 18. Proposed Mar. 23, 1971 and ratified July 1, 1971.
Congress cannot raise or lower its pay, only future congress' pay. Proposed 1789 and ratified 1992.
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