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1st amendment Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble, and to petition
2nd amendment Enumerates the right to keep and bear arms
3rd amendment No forced quartering of soldiers in private houses during peacetime. In a time of war, Congress can pass a law stating that soldiers should be quartered.
4th amendment Interdiction of unreasonable searches and seizures; search warrant is required to search persons or property.
5th amendment Indictments; due process; self-incrimination; double jeopardy, and rules for eminent domain.
6th amendment Rights to a fair and speedy public trial, to notice of accusations, to confront the accuser, to subpoenas, to counsel
7th amendment Right to trial by jury in civil cases
8th amendment No excessive bail or fines, or cruel and unusual punishment
9th amendment rights reseverd to the people
10th amendment rights reseverd to the states
11th amendment Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
12th amendment Revises presidential election procedures
13th amendment Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
14th amendment Defines citizenship and deals with post-Civil-War issues.
15th amendment Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
16th amendment Allows federal income tax
17th amendment Direct election of senators
18th amendment Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by Twenty-first Amendment)
19th amendment Federal recognition of women's suffrage
20 amendment Term commencements for Congress (January 3) and the President This amendment is also known as the "lame duck amendment"
21st amendment Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment
22nd amendment Limits the president to two terms.
23rd amendment Representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College
24th amendment Prohibition of the restriction of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes
25th amendment Presidential succession
26th amendment Voting age nationally established at 18 (see suffrage)
27th amendment Variance of congressional compensation
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