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APUSH Amendments

First Amendment
-Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly
-Petition the government for a redress of grievances
Second Amendment
-A well regulated Militia and the right of people to bear arms shall not be infringed
Third Amendment
-No soldier shall be quartered in a house without the owner's consent in time of peace or war
Fourth Amendment
-People have the right to prevent search and seizures without a warrant
-Warrants issued upon probable cause allow a person or specific place to be searched
Fifth Amendment
-No person shall be held to answer for a capital unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury
-No person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life
-No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself
-No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law
-Private property shall not be taken for public use without compensation
Sixth Amendment
-Accused shall have a right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State and district where the crime was committed
Seventh Amendment
-Civil trial by jury
Eighth Amendment
-Excessive bail or excessive fines shall not be required/imposed
-No cruel and unusual punishments shall be inflicted
Ninth Amendment
-The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people
-Every citizen is protected by the rights not directly stated in the Constitution
Tenth Amendment
-Powers not delegated to the US by the Constitution are reserved to the states or to the people
Eleventh Amendment
-Judicial power of the US shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity
-Judicial power shall not be commenced or prosecuted against one of the US by citizens of another state
-Original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court when one state is taking another to court
Twelfth Amendment
-President and VP are chosen by the Electoral College
-VP must be eligible to become President
-In choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote
-If the House shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March, then the VP shall act as President if he cannot
Thirteenth Amendment
-Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the US
-Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation
Fourteenth Amendment
-All persons born or naturalized in the US are citizens of the US and of the state where they reside
-No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of US citizens
-No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
-No state shall deny to any person the equal protection of laws
-Representatives shall be apportioned among the states according to their population
-Slaves no longer added to the census as 3/5
-US does not pay the debts of rebellious states
Fifteenth Amendment
-The right of citizens of the US to vote shall not be denied due to race
-Man of every race has the right to vote
Sixteenth Amendment
-Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes
Seventeenth Amendment
-The Senate shall be composed of 2 Senators from each state
-Elected by the people of their state and have 6 year terms
Eighteenth Amendment
-Alcohol is abolished
Nineteenth Amendment
-Women have the right to vote
Twentieth Amendment
-President and VP terms end at noon on January 20
-Senator & Representative terms end at non on January 3
Twenty-First Amendment
-Alcohol no longer banned
Twenty-Second Amendment
-President may only serve two terms
Twenty-Third Amendment
-Electors are equal to number of Senators and Representatives in Congress
Twenty-Fourth Amendment
-Citizens may still vote if they fail to pay any taxes
Twenty-Fifth Amendment
-VP takes the President's job if he cannot continue
Twenty-Sixth Amendment
-Anyone over 18 may vote