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1ST AMENDMENT
Freedom of religion, speech, the press, assembly, and petition.
2ND AMENDMENT
Enumerates the right to keep and bear arms
3RD AMENDMENT
Bans forced quartering of soldiers in private houses during peacetime; in a time of war, Congress is allowed to pass a law that mandates quartering.
4TH AMENDMENT
Interdiction of unreasonable searches and seizures; a search warrant is required to search persons or property.
5TH AMENDMENT
Indictments; due process; self-incrimination; double jeopardy; rules for eminent domain.
6TH AMENDMENT
Rights to a fair and speedy public trial, to a notice of accusations, to confront the accuser, to subpoenas, and to counsel.
7TH AMENDMENT
Provides for the right to trial by jury in civil cases.
8TH AMENDMENT
Bans cruel and unusual punishment, and excessive fines or bail
9TH AMENDMENT
Un-enumerated rights
10TH AMENDMENT
Limits the powers of the federal government to only those specifically granted by the constitution.
11TH AMENDMENT
Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
12TH AMENDMENT
Revises presidential election procedures.
13TH AMENDMENT
Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
14TH AMENDMENT
Defines citizenship and deals with post-Civil War issues.
15TH AMENDMENT
Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
16TH AMENDMENT
Allows the federal government to collect income tax.
17TH AMENDMENT
Allows senators to be directly elected.
18TH AMENDMENT
Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by Twenty-first Amendment)
19TH AMENDMENT
Allows for women's suffrage.
20TH AMENDMENT
Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment".
21ST AMENDMENT
Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment.
22ND AMENDMENT
Limits the president to two terms, or a maximum of 10 years (i.e., if a Vice President serves not more than one half of a President's term, he can be elected to a further two terms).
23RD AMENDMENT
Provides for representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College.
24TH AMENDMENT
Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes.
25TH AMENDMENT
Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession.
26TH AMENDMENT
Establishes 18 as the national voting age
27TH AMENDMENT
Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress.
Bill of Rights
the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution