27 Amendments for Dummies
Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and Speech
The freedom to bear arms
No military in your home except in war time.
. No unreasonable searches
The right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself
The right to a speedy and public trial
The right to a jury trial in civil matters of $20 and over.
The right to fair fines and bail. No cruel and unusual punishment
Individual Rights. Rights that are not in the constitution are still rights given to citizens.
State Rights. Any right not given in the constitution is given to the states to legislate.
You cannot sue another state except with permission by that state's judicial system.
12. The electoral college must have two separate elections for president and vice president
. Emancipation. All slaves are free.
Foreign born citizens can vote
All men get the right to vote - including ex-slaves
The Federal Income Tax is established
The people elect their own US senators
Alcohol is prohibited
January 20th is the day that a new president takes office
It is no longer illegal to drink Alcohol. The 18th amendment is struck down.
A president can only have 2 terms in office.
Washington DC can vote for the president
You may not charge people money so that they can register to vote.
Lays down the rules for who becomes president if the president dies/resigns etc.
You can vote at the age of 18.
Congressmen cannot vote to give themselves a raise in the same term.