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Terms in this set (27)
Protects the people's right to practice religion, to speak freely, to assemble (meet), to address the government and of the press of publish.
The right to bear arms (Guns).
Guarantees that the army cannot force homeowners to give them room and board.
Protects the people from the government improperly taking property, papers, or people, without a valid warrant based on probably cause (good reason)
(Search and Seizure)
Protects people from being held for committing a crime unless they are properly indicted, that they may not be tried twice for the same crime, and that you need not be forced to testify against yourself. It also contains due process guarantees.
Guarantees a speedy trial, an impartial jury, and that the accused can confront witnesses against them, and that the accused must be allowed to have a lawyer.
Guarantees a jury trial in federal civil court cases. This type of case is normally no longer heard in federal court.
Guarantees that punishments will be fair, and not cruel, and that extraordinarily large fines will not be set. (Protection from cruel and unusual punishment.)
Simply a statement that other rights aside from those listed may exist, and just because they are not listed doesn't mean they can be violated.
Says that any power not granted to the federal government belongs to to states.
Says how someone from one state can sue another state.
Redefines how the President and Vice-President are chosen by the Electoral College.
Abolished slavery in the entire United States.
People had rights on the federal level and on the state level, too.
Ensured that a person's race could not be used as criteria for voting.
Authorizes the United States to collect income taxes.
Shifted the choosing of Senators from the state legislatures to the people in the states.
Abolished the sale or manufacture of alcohol in the United States.
Ensures that sex could not be used as a criteria for voting.
Set new start dates for the terms of the Congress and the President.
Repealed the 18th Amendment. (Alcohol)
Set a limit on the number of times a President could be elected - 2 four year terms.
Grants the Washington D.C. the right to three electors in Presidential Elections.
Ensured that no tax could be charged to vote for any federal office.
Establishes rules for the President who becomes unable to perform his duties while in office.
Ensures that any person 18 or over may vote.
Any law that increased the pay of legislators may not take effect until after an election.