Amendments in the US Constitution
Terms in this set (27)
Amendment __ ; Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition.
Amendment __ ; Right to bear arms.
Amendment __ ; Prevents the government from quartering soldiers in civilian's homes during peace time without the consent of the civilian.
Amendment __ ; Guards against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Amendment __ ; Guards against double jeopardy (being charged twice for the same offense) and self-incrimination.
Amendment __ ; Rights of the accused, including the right to have a "speedy and public" trial, the right to be informed of the charges made against him, the right to call witnesses in his defense, and the right to have an attorney in his defense.
Amendment __ ; Right to trial by jury; "value in controversy must exceed twenty dollars."
Amendment __ ; Protects against "cruel and unusual punishment."
Amendment __ ; Addresses rights of the people that are not specifically enumerated in the Constitution.
Amendment __ ; Any rights not given to federal government are given to the states and people.
Amendment __ ; Clarifies judicial power over foreign nationals, and limits the ability of citizens to sue states.
Amendment __ ; Separate ballots for President and Vice President.
Amendment __ ; Abolishes slavery.
Amendment __ ; Protects the rights of U.S. citizenship; Declares all persons born or naturalized in the US to be citizens of their states and of the nation, and prohibits states from denying citizens due process and equal protection of the law.
Amendment __ ; Guarantees the right to vote regardless of race.
Amendment __ ; Grants Congress the authority to tax income directly.
Amendment __ ; Provides for direct election of senators.
Amendment __ ; Prohibition (prohibits the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcohol).
Amendment __ ; Women's Suffrage.
Amendment __ ; President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th.
Amendment __ ; Repeals prohibition.
Amendment __ ; Limits President to two terms.
Amendment __ ; Washington, D.C., is entitled to the same number of electors it would have were it a state, but it can have no more than the least populous state has.
Amendment __ ; Prohibits poll tax.
Amendment __ ; Establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
Amendment __ ; Grants suffrage to those eighteen years of age and older. Make 18 year olds adults.
Amendment __ ; Congress cannot accept a pay raise until next term.