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Amendments to the Constitution
Terms in this set (27)
Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition
Right to bear arms
No one may be forced to house soldiers
Protects against unreasonable search and seizure
Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy.
Right to a speedy and public trial & confront your accuser.
Right to a trial by jury
No excessive bail, no cruel and unusual punishment
People's rights are not limited to those in the Constitution.
All powers not given to the federal government are left for the states to take care of/decide
Federal courts do not have jurisdiction in cases against a state
Provides for separate elections for president and vice president
Provides equality for all citizens; state governments must follow previously passed amendments
Voting rights of ALL Races
Congress has the power to pass direct taxes, such as income tax
Election of United States Senators by Popular Vote
Gives women the right to vote
President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th, Lame Duck
Repeal of the 18th Amendment - Control of liquor returned to the states
Presidents may serve no more than 2 terms or a total of 10 years
District of Columbia is allowed presidential Electoral College votes [the same as the smallest state]
Eliminates poll tax (no required payment needed to vote)
Presidential Succession, Vice President Vacancy, Presidential Inability
Voting Age Set to 18 Years
Congressional pay raise doesn't go into effect until new term
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