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Amendments to the Constitution
Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom to Petition the Government.
Right to keep and bear arms
limit on quartering of troops
Protection from illegal searches & seizures
rights of accused, self incrimination, double jeopardy, due process of law, private property for public use
Criminal procedures, speedy trial, confront witnesses, have an attorney
Jury Trial in civil Cases
Excessive fines and unusual punishments are forbidden
The people retain rights not enumerated here, Powers Reserved to the People. People's rights are not limited to those in the Constitution.
Powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and the people
Exemption of states from federal suits by citizens of another state (1789)
Changes in manner of electing president and vice president; procedure when no presidential candidate receives electoral majority (1804)
prohibition of slavery (1865)
guarantee of due process and equal protection of all citizens (1868)
protecting of voting rights (1870)
National income tax created.(1913)
Senators no longer appointed by state legislatures. Now to be directly elected by citizens.(1913)
Prohibition of alcohol (1919) (Repealed by 21st amendment in 1933))
women's suffrage (1920)
change of dates for start of presidential, congressional terms (1933)
repealed prohibition and voided the 18th amendment (1933)
Two term limit set for presidents.(1951)
grants the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) the right to three electors in Presidential elections. (1951)
Poll taxed outlawed. (1964)
Presidential succession more clearly defined.(1967)
gives citizens 18 or older the right to vote (1971)
no pay increase for members of Congress during current term of office. (1992)