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History Amendments

TermDefinition
The First Amendment Make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances
The Second Amendment The right to bear arms. State run militia
The Third Amendment Restricts the quartering of troops in private homes
The Fourth Amendment Protects against unreasonable searches and seizures
The Fifth Amendment Assures the right not to be deprives of "Life, liberty or property without the due process of law"
The Sixth Amendment Guarantees the right to a speedy and public trial
The Seventh Amendment Assures the right to a jury trial
The Eighth Amendment Protects against excessive bail or cruel and unusual punishment
The Ninth Amendment The people's rights are not limited to those in the Constitution
The Tenth Amendment Powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to the states or the people
The Eleventh Amendment Protects from Lawsuits in Federal Courts by Citizens from Other States
The Twelfth Amendment Changes the way we elect the president and vice president
The Thirteen Amendment Emancipation Abolition of Slavery
The Fourteenth Amendment All Citizens have Equal Protection under the Law
The Fifteenth Amendment The right to vote cannot be prohibited based on right
The Sixteenth Amendment The Federal Income Tax is established
The Seventeenth Amendment The People Directly Elect US Senators
The Eighteenth Amendment The Production Transportation and Sale Alcohol is prohibited
The Nineteenth Amendment Women get the right to vote
The Twentieth Amendment Lame Suck Amendment: January 20th is the new day the new president takes office
The Twenty First Amendment The 18th Amendment is Struck Down
The Twenty Second Amendement A president can only serve two terms in office
The Twenty Third Amendment Washington, DC can vote for the president (3 Electoral Votes)
The Twenty Fourth Amendment People cannot be charged money to vote
The Twenty Fifth Amendment rules for president succession
The Twenty Sixth Amendment changes the voting age to 18 from 21
The Twenty Seventh Amendment Congressman cannot give themselves a pay raise in the same elected term
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