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Describe the first amendment. What three freedoms does it describe? Protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government
Describe the second amendment. Protects a militia's and an individual's right to bear arms
Describe the third amendment. Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime
Describe the fourth amendment. Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause.
Describe the fifth amendment. Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
Describe the sixth amendment. Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel.
Describe the seventh amendment. Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law
Describe the eighth amendment. Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
Describe the ninth amendment. Protects rights not enumerated in the constitution.
Describe the tenth amendment. Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution
Describe the eleventh amendment. Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity
Describe the 12th amendment. Revises presidential election procedures
Describe the thirteenth amendment. Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
Describe the fourteenth amendment. Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues
Describe the fifteenth amendment. Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
Describe the sixteenth amendment. Allows the federal government to collect income tax
Describe the seventeenth amendment. Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote
Describe the eighteenth amendment. Establishes prohibition of alcohol (repealed by Twenty-first Amendment)
Describe the nineteenth amendment. Establishes women's suffrage
Describe the twentieth amendment. Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment"
Describe the 21st amendment repealed prohibition
22nd amendment limits the number of times someone can be elected to president
23rd amendment provides representation of washington DC in the electoral college
24th amendment cant take away someones right to vote because they cant pay their poll taxes
25th amendment defines the process of presidential succession
26th amendment Establishes the right to vote for those age 18 years or older.
27th Amendment Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of the representatives.
Created by: brittanibriner
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