United States Amendments

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United States Amendments
2015-10-18 17:35:43
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  1. Freedom of speech, religion, assembly, & press (legal consequences)
    1st Amendment
  2. Right to bear arms & inform regulated militia/army
    2nd Amendment
  3. Citizens do not have to house soldiers
    3rd Amendment
  4. No unreasonable search or arrest; must have a warrant or probable cause
    4th Amendment
  5. No double jeopardy; don't have to answer for crime until presentment/indicated by Grand Jury (DUE PROCESS: innocent until proven guilty/self incrimination)
    5th Amendment
  6. Right of accused in criminal cases; speedy/public trial
    -right to be informed of charges; confront witnesses
    -right to a lawyer
    6th Amendment
  7. Right of trial by jury shall be preserved in civil & criminal cases
    7th Amendment
  8. No excessive bail/fines imposed, or cruel/unusual punishments inflicted (punishment has to fit the crime)
    8th Amendment
  9. People get rights not listed in constitution
    9th Amendment
  10. Any rights not given to federal government are given to states & people
  11. Individual cannot sue a state in federal court
    11th Amendment
  12. Separate ballots for president & vice president
    12th Amendment
  13. Abolish slavery
    13th Amendment
  14. Born/naturalized U.S., then you are a citizen
    14th Amendment
  15. Cannot prevent a person from voting based on race, color, or creed
    15th Amendment
  16. Income tax (Congress has power to lay/collect taxes)
    16th Amendment
  17. Popular election of U.S. senators
    17th Amendment
  18. Prohibition
    18th Amendment
  19. Women get the right to vote
    19th Amendment
  20. President takes office January 20th instead of March 4th
    20th Amendment
  21. Repeal prohibition
    21st Amendment
  22. President can only serve two terms
    22nd Amendment
  23. Washington DC residents can vote for president
    23rd Amendment
  24. Anti poll tax
    24th Amendment
  25. How president turns duties over to VP due to illness
    25th Amendment
  26. 18 year olds have the right to vote
    26th Amendment
  27. Congress cannot accept a pay raise until next term
    27th Amendment