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List of all 27 US Amendments
What is the 1st amendment?
Protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government.
What is the 2nd amendment?
Protects an individual's right to bear arms.
What is the 3rd amendment?
Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of war time.
What is the 4th amendment?
Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause.
What is the 5th amendment?
Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy.
What is the 6th amendment?
Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel.
What is the 7th amendment?
Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law.
What is the 8th amendment?
Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.
What is the 9th amendment?
Protects rights not enumerated in the constitution.
What is the 10th amendment?
Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution.
What is the 11th amendment?
Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
What is the 12th amendment?
Revises presidential election procedures.
What is the 13th amendment?
Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
What is the 14th amendment?
Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil Warissues.
What is the 15th amendment?
Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
What is the 16th amendment?
Allows the federal government to collect income tax.
What is the 17th amendment?
Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote.
What is the 18th amendment?
Establishes Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by Twenty-first Amendment).
What is the 19th amendment?
Establishes women's suffrage.
What is the 20th amendment?
Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment."
What is the 21st amendment?
Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment.
What is the 22th amendment?
Limits the president to two terms, or a maximum of 10 years (i.e., if a Vice President serves not more than one half of a President's term, he or she can be elected to a further two terms).
What is the 23th amendment?
Provides for representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College.
What is the 24th amendment?
Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes.
What is the 25th amendment?
Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession.
What is the 26th amendment?
Establishes the official voting age to be 18 years old.
What is the 27th amendment?
Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress.
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