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WCHS Constitution

Constitutional Amendments

Freedom of Speech 1st Amendment
Right to maintain militia and citizens to bear arms 2nd Amendment
Restricts quartering of troops 3rd Amendment
Protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures" 4th Amendment
Protects against double jeopardy, self-incrimination, and government seizure of property without just compensation 5th Amendment
Right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury 6th Amendment
Right to jury trial in cases involving the common law (the law established by previous court decisions) 7th Amendment
Protects against excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment 8th Amendment
Provides that people's rights are not restricted to those specified in Amendments 1-8 9th Amendment
Powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to the people 10th Amendment
A state cannot be sued in federal court by citizens of another state or of another country 11th Amendment
Requires Electoral College to use separate ballots in voting for president and vice president 12th Amendment
Outlaws slavery 13th Amendment
A state cannot deprive anyone life, liberty, or property without due process of law. 14th Amendment
Prohibits the government from denying a person's right to vote on the basis of race. 15th Amendment
Congress has the power to levy income taxes 16th Amendment
States that people, instead of state legislatures, elect United States legislatures 17th Amendment
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcoholic beverages 18th Amendment
Women right to vote 19th Amendment
Shortened time between a presidential election and inauguration by designating January 20 as Inauguration Day; set January 3 as the date for the opening of a new Congress 20th Amendment
Repealed the 18th Amendment 21st Amendment
Limits presidents to a maximum of 2 elected terms 22nd Amendment
Grants citizens of Washington D.C. the right to vote for president and vice president 23rd Amendment
Outlaws poll taxes 24th Amendment
Provides for succession to the office of president in the event of death or incapacity and for filling vacancies in the office of vice president 25th Amendment
18-year olds have the right to vote 26th Amendment
Banned Congress from increasing its member' salaries until after the next election 27th Amendment
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