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Amendments

Learn the Amendments!!!!

TermDefinition
First Amendment Guarantees freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition.
Second Amendment Right to have a militia, right to bear arms.
Third Amendment Soldiers cannot be quartered in civilian homes during peacetime.
Fourth Amendment Protection from unreasonable searches, seizures, and arrests.
Fifth Amendment Protection from double jeopardy, self-incrimination, and forced confessions.
Sixth Amendment Right to a fair and speedy trial, and an attorney.
Seventh Amendment Right to a trial by jury in civil cases.
Eighth Amendment Protection from excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment.
Ninth Amendment Basic rights of people cannot be ignored, even those not stated in the Constitution. Right to Privacy included!
Tenth Amendment Powers not given to the federal government are given to the states and/or the people.
Eleventh Amendment States cannot be sued without their consent.
Twelfth Amendment Each political party can nominate a president/vice-president team. Both president AND vice president must meet presidential eligibility requirements.
Thirteenth Amendment Slavery officially abolished (1865).
Fourteenth Amendment Extended citizenship to African Americans (1868).
Fifteenth Amendment Right to vote extended to African American males (1870).
Sixteenth Amendment Congress can pass a bill regarding income tax.
Seventeenth Amendment Senators are elected by people, not state legislatures.
Eighteenth Amendment Production, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages is banned (1919).
Nineteenth Amendment Women have the right to vote!!!!! (1920)
Twentieth Amendment January 20th is the last day of presidency!
Twenty-first Amendment Repealed prohibition (18th amendment) in 1933.
Twenty-second Amendment Two-term presidential limit (1954).
Twenty-third Amendment DC is treated as a state in the electoral college!
Twenty-fourth Amendment Outlawed poll tax.
Twenty-fifth Amendment Clarified what happens when a president or vice president resigns, is removed, or dies.
Twenty-sixth Amendment Lowered voting age to 18 (1971).
Twenty-seventh Amendment Prevents Congress from granting themselves a pay raise in the current session.