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UShistory Amendments

TermDefinition
1st freedom of speech, press, and religion
2nd own and bear arms for defense
3rd citizens cannot be forced to quarter soldiers during times of peace
4th search and seizure must have warrant / probable cause
5th legal procedures (eminent domain, due process, double jeopardy)
6th fair and speedy jury trial rights to know the accusation, the accuser, and to find counsel and witnesses
7th right to jury trial / cases already examined cannot be reopened
8th forbids bails and fines that are unusual or cruel
9th citizens rights
10th powers to the people
11th State sovereign immunity
12th elections of Vice Presidents and Presidents
13th forbids forced slavery
14th Equal Protection Clause
15th Suffrage (Voting) regardless of race, color, or previous slave status
16th income tax
17th popular vote for senators
18th prohibition of alcohol
19th Suffrage (Voting) for women
20th term dates for Congress and President
21st repeal of 18th amendement
22nd two terms for presidency
23rd District of Columbia - right to vote
24th no poll taxes
25th procedures for a successor to a President
26th 18 and older to vote
27th denies laws that vary salaries of Congress until next terms of office for Representatives
Created by: jegunn