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U.S. Amendments

The 27 Amendments to the Constitution

1st Amendment Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly
2nd Amendment Right to bear arms
3rd Amendment Limits the quartering of soldiers
4th Amendment Limits searches and seizures
5th Amendment Rights of persons accused of a crime
6th Amendment Right to a speedy trial
7th Amendment Jury trial in civil cases
8th Amendment Excessive bail or punishments are forbidden
9th Amendment Citizens are entitled to rights not listed in the constitution
10th Amendment Powers reserved to the states or the people
11th Amendment [1798] Rules for lawsuits against states
12th Amendment [1804] New way of electing the president and vice president
13th Amendment [1865] Abolishes slavery
14th Amendment [1868] Guarantees citizenship, due process, and equal protection under the law
15th Amendment [1870] Protects voting rights
16th Amendment [1913] Right of federal government to collect income taxes
17th Amendment [1913] Election of senators by the people
18th Amendment [1919] Banned the sale of alcohol
19th Amendment [1920] Women given the right to vote
20th Amendment [1933] Sets date when president's and Congress's term begins
21st Amendment [1933] Repeals the 18th amendment, ends prohibition era
22nd Amendment [1951] Limits the president to two terms
23rd Amendment [1961] Gives people in the District of Columbia the right to vote for president
24th Amendment [1964] Forbids paying tax to vote
25th Amendment [1967] If something happens to the president, who is next in line (Order of Succession)
26th Amendment [1971] Sets 18 as the voting age
27th Amendment [1992] Prohibits Congress from raising its salaries during its current term
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