Amendments

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Amendments
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Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
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  1. Freedoms of speech, religion, petition, assembly, and press.
    1st
  2. Right to bear arms
    2nd
  3. Prohibits forced quartering of troops outside wartime
    3rd
  4. Prohibits unreasonable search/seizure and sets search warrants with probable cause
    4th
  5. Rules for indictment by grand jury, eminent domain, double jeopardy, due process, and self-incrimination
    5th
  6. Right to fair and speedy public trial, to be notified of accusations, confront accuser, obtain counsel and witnesses
    6th
  7. Right of trial by jury in certain civil cases (damages > $20), in accordance with common law; cases shall not be re-examined by other courts
    7th
  8. Prohibits excessive fines, bail, and cruel/unusual punishment
    8h
  9. Addresses rights of the people not specifically stated in Constitution
    9th
  10. The powers not claimed by the federal government are reserved to the states; limits power of federal g'vt to those delegated by constitution
    10th
  11. Prohibits suits against states by foreigners and citizens of other states. Sovereign immunity.
    11th
  12. Updated the presedential election process, and changed the role of the electoral college and vice president
    12th
  13. Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude
    13th
  14. Defines citizenship, contains the following clauses: Privileges or Immunities, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause.
    14th
  15. Prohibits denial of voting rights based on race, color, or previous slavery
    15th
  16. Allows for a federal income tax
    16th
  17. Direct election of senators by popular vote
    17th
  18. Prohibition of alcohol
    18th
  19. Women's voting rights
    19th
  20. "Lame duck amendment": sets beginnings of term for Congress and the President
    20th
  21. Repealed Prohibition
    21st
  22. Limits a president's time in office to 2 terms or 10 years
    22nd
  23. Representation of Washington, D.C. in Electoral College
    23rd
  24. Prohibits poll taxes
    24th
  25. Defines the process of presedential succession
    25th
  26. Voting age is 18
    26th
  27. Congress can't change its salary until the beginning of the next session
    27th

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