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amendments

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1st freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press, freedom of assembly and to petition government
2nd right to bear arms
3rd no quartering soldiers or direct public support of armed forces
4th no unreasonable searches and seizures, exclusionary rule
5th right to grand jury for capital crimes, no double jeopardy, eminent domain, can't be forced to testify against themselves, due process
6th speedy trial and impartial jury, right to be informed of charges (habeas corpus), to confront witnesses, to subpeona, and to lawyer
7th trial by jury in common-law cases
8th no excessive bail, no cruel and unusual punishment
9th limited federal government, rights not mentioned are still protected
10th powers not defined by constitution are left to states' own judgements, reserved power
11th states can't be sued by citizens of other states w/o consent
12th electors cast separate votes for president and vice president
13th no slavery
14th expanded right to due process to all Americans, incorporating some of bill of rights to state law
15th granted voting rights to males of all races
16th congress can collect income tax
17th direct election of senators
18th prohibition, no alcohol in or out of US
19th granted voting rights to women
20th defined procedures and specifics of presidential and legislative terms, shortened time b/w presidential election and inauguration
21st repealed prohibition
22nd limited presidency to 2 terms
23rd residents of DC could vote for president
24th no poll taxes for blacks when trying to vote in south
25th clarity on selection of new VP if position becomes vacant, permitted VP to assume presidency if president unable
26th lowered voting age to 18
27th if congress votes itself a pay raise, it can't take effect until after the next election
Created by: arpatrick