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Amendments

Flash cards for all 27 amendments

TermDefinition
1st -Freedom of Religion, Speech, & Press -Rights to Assembly & Petition
2nd -Right to Bear Arms
3rd -No housing (quartering) of soldiers during peacetime. -During wartime, troops can only occupy with legal permission.
4th -No illegal search & seizures -Search warrants are required
5th -No one has to stand trial for a federal crime unless indicted by a grand jury -No double jeopardy -People cannot be forced to testify against themselves -Private property cannot be taken without fair payment
6th -People will have the right to a speedy trial -People accused of a crime must be informed of the charges against them -People accused of a crime must be allowed to question those who have accused them -Right to a lawyer
7th -Jury trial in civil cases where the amount contested exceeds $20
8th -No excessive bail or fines -No cruel or unusual punishments
9th -Clarifies that people have additional rights that are protected even though they are not in the Constitution
10th -States & their residents retain the powers that are not given to the national government
11th -States are immune from certain lawsuits
12th -Changed electoral college procedures
13th -Abolished slavery
14th -Defined citizenship, expanded due process, & established equal protection
15th -Prohibited denying right to vote because of race, color, or previous servitude
16th -Permitted creation of income tax
17th -Provided for direct election of U.S. Senators
18th -Prohibited production, transportation, & sale of alcohol
19th -Gave women the right to vote
20th -Changed dates for start of presidential & congressional terms
21st -Repealed 18th Amendment
22nd -Set limit at 2 consecutive terms
23rd -Gave District of Columbia voting rights in presidential elections
24th -Banned poll taxes
25th -Established rules for presidential succession, filling presidential vacancy, & vice presidential succession
26th -Set voting age at 18
27th -Provide rules for congressional pay
Created by: rmccullough