5 freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly, petition
Right to bear arms (to protect the people against a government that becomes too powerful)
No quartering of soldiers
No unreasonable searches and seizures without a warrant; right to privacy
Due process, eminent domain, no double jeopardy, right to remain silent (you can't be forced to testify against yourself) and the right to be tried by a grand jury for a capital offense
Right to a speedy trial
Right to a trial by a jury of your peers; no lawsuits under $20
No cruel and unusual punishment
Any rights not explicitly listed are automatically given to the people. (Meant to appease the Anti-Federalists)
Any powers not explicitly listed are automatically given to the states.
When states sue other states, it automatically goes before the Supreme Court. Residents of one state cannot sue another state. Another country can't sue the US and vice verse.
Creates a ticket for the presidency where the president and VP are elected together.
Abolishes slavery and gives congress the power to enforce abolition through legislation.
Defines citizens as people born in the US and prohibits the states from denying due process and equal protection under the law. Also states that the value of the debt must always be paid and honored, and cannot be questioned. Also excludes women from voting.
Voting rights will not be based on race.
Establishes an income tax
Direct election of senators
Shortens the lame duck period by moving the presidential inauguration from March to January.
Ends prohibition by repealing the 18th amendment
Limits the president to two terms in office
Washington DC is not a state, but gets 3 electoral votes.
Outlaws poll taxes
Outlines the direct line of succession for the presidency
Lowers the voting age to 18
Congress can't give itself a pay raise.
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