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The Amendments 27

All the 27 Amendments; Not only for law but for U.S history too!

TermDefinition
The 1st Amendment Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
The 2nd Amendment The right to bear arms
The 3rd Amendment No one may be forced to house soldiers except in war time
The 4th Amendment Protection against unreasonable search and seizure
The 5th Amendment The right to remain silent until your lawyer is present; not to incriminate yourself.
The 6th Amendment The right to a speedy, fair, and public trial, counsel/lawyer, notified of the cause for accusation
The 7th Amendment The right to a trial by jury in civil matters of $20 and over.
The 8th Amendment The right to fair fines and bail. No cruel and unusual punishment
The 9th Amendment Individual Rights. Rights that are not in the constitution are still rights delegated to citizens.
The 10th Amendment State Rights. Any right not given in the constitution is delegated to the states to legislate.
The 11th Amendment You cannot sue another state except with permission by that state's judicial system.
The 12th Amendment The electoral college must have two separate elections for president and vice president.
The 13th Amendment Emancipation. All slaves are free.
The 14th Amendment Every foreign born citizen now has right to "due process"
The 15th Amendment All men get the right to vote - including ex-slaves
The 16th Amendment The Federal Income Tax is established
The 17th Amendment The people elect their own US senators
The 18th Amendment Alcohol is prohibited
The 19th Amendment Women get the right to vote
The 20th Amendment January 20th is the day that a new president takes office
The 21st Amendment It is no longer illegal to drink Alcohol. The 18th amendment is struck down.
The 22nd Amendment A president can only have 2 terms in office.
The 23rd Amendment Washington DC can vote for the president
The 24th Amendment You may not charge people money so that they can register to vote.
The 25th Amendment Lays down the rules for who becomes president if the president dies/resigns etc.
The 26th Amendment You can vote at the age of 18.
The 27th Amendment Congressmen cannot vote to give themselves a raise in the same term.
Amendment A written change to the constitution
Bill of Rights The first ten Amendments to become a part of the U.S. Constitution in 1791
Created by: BelaThanaG13