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WGU -- Amendments

WGU 1 - 27 Amendments

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1 Freedom of religion , speech and Press
2 Right to bear arms
3 no housing of soldiers out of war time
4 no search and seizure
5 Prohibit self incrimination adn double jeopardy, from being witness for self, nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
6 Rights to fair, speedy and public trial, to counsel, to subpoenas to confront accuser
7 Right to trial by jury in civil cases
8 No excessive bail, or cruel and unusual punishments
9 Protects right not enumerated in the constitution
10 Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution
11 Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity
12 Revises Presidential election procedures
13 Abolished slavery
14 Gives citizenship to all U.S. citizens
15 Voting rights for African Americans
16 Establishment of income tax
17 Direct election of senators
18 Prohibition
19 voting rights for woman
20 dates take office Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment
21 repeal of prohibition
22 limits presidents to two terms
23 voting rights for the district of Columbia
24 elimination of poll taxes
25 Presidential succession
26 Voting rights for 18 year olds
27 Variance of congressional compensation
Created by: barbd00