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The 27 amendments

learn all 27 amendments of the U.S. constitution

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1st amendment The five freedoms
2nd amendment The right to bear arms
3rd amendment No quartering of troops
4th amendment No unreasonable searches
5th amendment Rights of the accused
6th amendment Rights of the accused in criminal trials
7th amendment Rights of citizens in civil trials
8th amendment No cruel, unusual, or unjust punishments
9th amendment Addresses rights retained by the people that are not specifically stated in the Constitution
10th amendment Powers not given to the United States, or the states are given to the people
11th amendment Individual people cannot sue states
12th amendment Separate ballots for President and Vice-President
13th amendment Abolished slavery
14th amendment Equal protection of the laws(citizenship)
15th amendment Black voting rights
16th amendment Income tax
17th amendment Direct election of senators
18th amendment Prohibition of alcoholic beverages(buying, selling, trading, shipping, and production of alcohol was illegal)
19th amendment Women's suffrage(guarantees women the right to vote)
20th amendment Lame duck amendment(moved the beginning and ending of presidential terms to different dates)
21st amendment repeal of prohibition on alcohol
22nd amendment limits Presidents and Vice-Presidents to 2 terms
23rd amendment Extends the right to vote in the presidential election to citizens residing in the District of Columbia
24th amendment No poll tax
25th amendment Deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President as well as responding to Presidential disabilities
26th amendment Must be 18 years of age or older to vote
27th amendment Prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress
Created by: Austinbg