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Amendments

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1st amendment Right to free speech, religion, press, protest, and petition
2nd amendment Right to bear arms
3rd amendment No quartering of troops
4th amendment Right of proper search and seizure (proabably cause and warrant needed)
5th amendment Rights of the accused: Indictment by grand jury No double jeopardy No self incrimination Due process Eminent domain
6th amendment Right to a fair and speedy trial: Speedy & fair trial by jury Be informed of the charge [Mirandized] Right to confront witness Right to a subpoena Right to counsel [lawyer]
7th amendment Civil jury requirements: common law matters, controversy shall exceed $20, right to trial by jury here too.
8th amendment Bans cruel and unusual punishment
9th amendment Right to privacy
10th amendment States rights in certain issues (highway behavior, education, divorce and marriage, etc.)
11th amendment State lawsuits
12th amendment Election of vice president and president (electoral college)
13th amendment Ended slavery
14th amendment Citizenship, civil rights, due process, and equal protection (written for African Americans); includes Citizenship Privileges & immunities clause Equal protection clause
15th amendment Race voting; made African American males able to vote
16th amendment Income tax
17th amendment USA SENATORS ELECTIONS – “at large” voting no district lines, making voting fair and each vote counting. THIS INCREASES THE PARTICIPATION IN DEMOCRACY.
18th amendment Prohibition
19th amendment Gender voting; made women able to vote
20th amendment PRESIDENTIAL TERMS - this is the “Lame Duck” [outgoing legal president who lost the next election], and set January 20th as the oath to office day, and names a line up.
21st amendment Prohibition repealed
22nd amendment Presidential term limits (2 terms or 10 years)
23rd amendment Washington DC secured the right to vote
24th amendment POLL TAX ILLEGAL – can not “mess” with people at the polls, charge $, or give exams.
25th amendment PRESIDENTIAL DISABILITY – hurt, sick, etc. VP will act as President
26th amendment Made voting at 18 legal (due to Vietnam crisis)
27th amendment CONGRESSIONAL PAY [RAISE] – has to be intervening election years
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