Amendments

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Amendments
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2011-09-26 10:06:26
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all 27 constitutional amendments
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  1. 1st
    freedom of religion, speech, press, assemble and petition the gov't
  2. 2nd
    right to bear arms
  3. 3rd
    prohibits quartering of soldiers
  4. 4th
    prohibits unreasonable search and seizures, need warrants based on probable cause
  5. 5th
    rules for indictment by grand jury, due process, prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
  6. 6th
    fair and speedy trial by jury; confront witnesses
  7. 7th
    right to trial by jury in certain civil cases
  8. 8th
    prohibits cruel and unusual punishment (including excessive bail and fines)
  9. 9th
    unenumerated rights
  10. 10th
    limits powers of the federal gov't; reserved for states
  11. 11th
    people from out-of-state can't file suits on state
  12. 12th
    revises presidental election procedures
  13. 13th amendment
    abolishes slavery
  14. 14th
    defines citizenship, equal protection across states
  15. 15th
    prohibits denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  16. 16th
    allows income tax
  17. 17th
    Senators elected by popular vote
  18. 18th
    prohibition of alcohol
  19. 19th
    women's suffrage
  20. 20th
    fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress and the president; "lame duck"
  21. 21st
    repeals prohibition of alcohol
  22. 22nd
    limits the president to two terms or max of 10 years
  23. 23rd
    representation of DC in electoral college
  24. 24th
    prohibits revocting voting rights due to not paying poll taxes
  25. 25th
    defines the process of presidential succession
  26. 26th
    voting age is 18
  27. 27th
    prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until next session

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