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Amendments - Simplified
Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition.
Right to bear arms.
Citizens do not have to house soldiers.
No unreasonable search or arrest.
No double jeopardy or no witness against yourself.
Rights of accused in criminal cases.
Trial by jury.
No excessive bail or cruel punishment.
People get rights not listed in Constitution.
Any rights not given to federal government are given to the states and people.
Individual cannot sue a state in a federal court.
Separate ballots for President and Vice President.
If you are born or naturalized in the U.S. then you are a citizen of the U.S.
You cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed.
Popular election of U.S. Senators.
Women get the right to vote.
President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th.
President can only serve two terms.
Washington D.C. residents can vote for president.
Anti poll tax.
How president turns duties over to V.P. due to illness.
18 year olds get to vote.
Congress cannot accept a pay raise until next term.