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Politics of the United States
Amendments to the Constitution and Acts Dealing with Citizen's Rights and Citizenship in general
Test your knowledge of the Amendments to the Constitution and Acts of Congress that provide rights to the citizens of the United States and expanded citizenship or the right to vote.
Terms in this set (21)
Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
The right to keep and bear arms
The government may not house soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner
Protects against unreasonable search and seizure
Prohibits government from forcing individuals to testify against themselves.
Right to a speedy and public trial
Right to a trial by jury in civil cases
No cruel or unusual punishment
Citizens entitled to rights not listed in the Constitution
Powers not given to federal government are given to the States
Prohibits citizens of one state or foreign country from suing another state.
Abolition of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
Declares that all persons born in the U.S. are citizens and are guaranteed equal protection of the laws
Citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude
Established the direct election of senators (instead of being chosen by state legislatures)
Gave women the right to vote
Gives Washington DC electoral college votes as if it were a state (DC still has no representation in Congress)
Eliminated the poll tax as a prerequisite to vote in national elections.
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18
Indian Citizenship Act
gave Native Americans citizenship and the right to vote in federal elections
Voting Rights Act
law that banned literacy tests and empowered the federal government to oversee voter registration
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