Amendments

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  1. 1st amendment
    Guarantees freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and press and the right of people to petition the gov.
  2. 2nd amendment
    Protects the right of states to maintain a militia and citizens to bear arms.
  3. 3rd amendment
    Restricts quartering of troops in private homes
  4. 4th amendment
    Protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures"
  5. 5th amendment
    Assure the right not to be deprived of "life, liberty or property, without due process of law," including protections against double jeopardy, self-incrimination, and gov. seizure of property without just compensation
  6. 6th amendment
    Guarantees the right to a speedy and public trail by an impartial jury
  7. 7th amendment
    Assures the rightto a jury trial in cases involving the common law (the law established by previous court decisions)
  8. 8th amendment
    Protects against excessive bail, or cruel and unusal punishment
  9. 9th amendment
    Provides that peoples rights are not restricted to those specified in amendments 1-8
  10. 10th amendment
    Restates the contititions principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national gov. nor prohibited to the states are reserved to the states and to the people
  11. 11th amendment
    1795-Removed cases in which a state was sued without its consent from the jurisdiction of the federal courts
  12. 12th amendment
    1804-Required presidential electors to vote separately for president and vice president
  13. 13th amendment
    1865-Abolished slavery and authorized congress to pass legislation implementing its abolition
  14. 14th amendment
    1868-Granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the U.S.; banned states from denying any person life, liberty, or property without due process of law; and banned states from denying any person equal protection under the laws

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