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The 27 Amendments

Amendment 1

Freedom of Speech, Religion and Expression

Amendment 2

Right to own guns

Amendment 3

Cannot be forced to quarter troops in private homes

Amendment 4

Freedom from illegal search and siezure

Amendment 5

Grand jury to decide whether or not there is enough evidence for trial/cannot be tried twice for same crime/cannot be a witness against yourself

Amendment 6

Right to a speedy, fair trial/provided with lawyer if you can't afford one

Amendment 7

Provides a jury in a civil case if the lawsuit is over $20

Amendment 8

No excessive bail/ no cruel or unusual punishment

Amendment 9

The peoples rights are not limited to those listed in the constitution

Amendment 10

The Powers not specifically laid out in the Constitution are reserved for the states

Amendment 11

Lawsuits against the states must be tried in a state court

Amendment 12

Election of president and vice-president

Amendment 13

Abolished slavery

Amendment 14

Citizenship to former slaves

Amendment 15

Gave black men the right to vote

Amendment 16

Gave congress the power to tax income

Amendment 17

U.S. Senators elected direclty by the people, not through the state legislatures

Amendment 18


Amendment 19

Woman Suffrage

Amendment 20

"Lame Duck" Amendment

Amendment 21

Repeal of Prohibition

Amendment 22

Two, four year terms per President

Amendment 23

Gave D.C. residents a right to vote in presidential elections

Amendment 24

Civil Rights/abolished poll tax

Amendment 25

Presidential Succession- if anything happens to Pres., VP steps up

Amendment 26

18 year old vote

Amendment 27

Prohibits congress from voting itself midterm raises in pay

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