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AMENDMENTS

QuestionAnswer
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. 26th
Protects a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. 2nd
Protects against unlawful searches and seizures. 4th
Prevents the quartering of troops in private homes. 3rd
Ensured that no tax could be charged to vote for any federal office. 24th
Protects citizens from cruel and unusual punishment and excessive fines. 8th
Protects the unenumerated rights of citizens not specifically stated in the Constitution. 9th
Protects the rights of the accused including a public and speedy trial by a jury of one’s peers. 6th.
Changed the choosing of senators from the state legislatures to the people of the states. 17th
Protects a citizen’s right to the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. 1st
Authorizes the United States to collect income tax without regard to the population of the states. 16th
Sets the limit on a presidential term of office to 2-four-year terms or 10 years maximum. 22nd
Outlawed the making, selling, transporting, importing, or exporting of alcohol in the United States. 18th
Abolishes slavery and forbids the practice of slavery in the United States and any area under its control. 13th
Ensures that gender cannot be used as a criteria for voting, thus granting women the right to vote. 19th
Redefines how the President and Vice-President are chosen by the Electoral College, making the two positions cooperative, rather than first and second highest vote-getters. 12th
Requires that any law that increased the pay of legislators may not take effect until after an election. 27th
Reserves all those powers not specifically given to the national government to the state governments. 10th
Grants the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) the right to three electors in Presidential elections. 23rd
Ensures the right to a trial by jury in any civil case in a federal court if the amount of money involved exceeds $20. 7th
Forbids the state from denying anyone the right to vote based on “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”. 15th
States are immune from being sued in federal court by other states, foreign countries, or citizens from that state. 11th
Repealed the 18th Amendment and allowed each state the power to regulate the making, selling, transporting, importing, or exporting of alcohol. 21st
Set new start dates for the terms of the Congress and the President, and clarifies how the deaths of Presidents before swearing-in would be handled. 20th
Clarifies even further the line of succession to the Presidency, and establishes rules for a President who becomes unable to perform his duties while in office. 25th
Protects citizens in criminal proceedings including the restriction of self-incrimination and double jeopardy; also ensures the due process of law and eminent domain. 5th
All persons born or naturalized in the United States are in fact citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside; ensured that all citizens of all states enjoyed not only rights on the federal level, but on the state level, too. 14th
Created by: Coach K