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US Amendments

Amendments to the US Constitution

TermDefinition
1st Amendment 1791- Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression
2nd Amendment 1791- Right to bear arms
3rd Amendment 1791- Quartering of Soldiers
4th Amendment 1791 - Search & Seizures
5th Amendment 1791- Trial & Punishment, Compensation for taking, Self Incrimiantion
6th Amendment 1791- Right to a Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses
7th Amendment 1791-Trial by Jury in Civil Cases
8th Amendment 1791- Cruel & Unusual Punishment, No excessive bail
9th Amendment 1791 - Enumeration in the Constitution, Peoples rights
10th Amendment 1791- Powers of the States & People
11th Amendment 1795- State may not be sued by a citizen of another state, Judicial Power
12th Amendment 1804- Choosing the President & Vice-President
13th Amendment 1865 - Slavery Abolished
14th Amendment 1868 - Citizenship Rights, due process, Validity of the National Debt
15th Amendment 1870- Race No Bar to Vote
16th Amendment 1913- Establishment of an Income Tax
17th Amendment 1913- Senators elected by popular vote
18th Amendment 1919- Liquor Abolished
19th Amendment 1920- Women's suffrage
20th Amendment 1933- Presidential, Congressional Terms, changed dates
21st Amendment 1933- Amendment 18 repealed
22nd Amendment 1951- Presidential term limits (in light of FDR's 4th election as President)
23rd Amendment 1961- Presidential vote for District of Columbia
24th Amendment 1964- Poll taxes barred
25th Amendment 1967- Presidential disability & succession
26th Amendment 1971- Voting age set to 18 Years
27th Amendment 1992- Limiting Congressional pay increases
Created by: caddotrouble