Amendments

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Amendments 1-27, Bill of Rights, US PATRIOT Act
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  1. First
    Protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government.
  2. Second
    Protects the right to bear arms.
  3. Third
    Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of war time.
  4. Fourth
    Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause.
  5. Fifth
    Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy.
  6. Sixth
    Protects the right to have 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.
  7. Seventh
    Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases according to common law.
  8. Eighth
    Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.
  9. Ninth
    Asserts the existence of uneumerated rights retained by the people.
  10. Tenth
    Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the constitution.
  11. Eleventh
    Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
  12. Twelfth
    Revises presidential election procedures.
  13. Thirteenth
    Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
  14. Fourteenth
    Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, th Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues.
  15. Fifteenth
    Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous conditions of servitude.
  16. Sixteenth
    Allows the federal government to collect income tax.
  17. Seventeenth
    Requires senators to be directly elected.
  18. Eighteenth
    Establishes prohibition of alcohol.
  19. Nineteenth
    Establishes women's suffrage.
  20. Twentieth
    Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress (Jan 3rd) and the President (Jan 20th). AKA the lame duck amendment.
  21. Twenty-first
    Repeals the eighteenth amendment.
  22. Twenty-second
    Limits the President to two terms, or a max of ten years.
  23. Twenty-third
    Provides representation of Washington DC in the Electoral College.
  24. Twenty-fourth
    Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes.
  25. Twenty-fifth
    Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession.
  26. Twenty-sixth
    Establishes 18 as the national voting age.
  27. Twenty-seventh
    Prevents laws affecting congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of congress.
  28. USA Patriot Act
    Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act
  29. Bill of Rights
    The first ten amendments.

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