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