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1st Amendment

Freedom of Religion, Speech, of the Press, Assembly, and Petition

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2nd Amendment

Protects the people's right to bear arms

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3rd Amendment

Prohibits quartering of troops

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4

4th Amendment

Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

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5th Amendment

Protects rights to due process, indictment by jury self incrimination, no double jeopardy, eminent domain

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6th Amendment

The right to a fair, public, and speedy trial by a jury of one's peers; to have witnesses and to give a defense

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7th Amendment

civil suit if amount is more than $20

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8th Amendment

Prohibits excessive bail; cruel and unusual punishments

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9th Amendment

People have other rights not specifically stated in the Constitution

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10th Amendment

powers not specifically given to the United States government in the Constitution, to either the states

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11th Amendment

puts limits on law suits against states

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12th Amendment

The Electoral College must vote for the President and the Vice President separately

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13

13th Amendment

Abolished slavery

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14th Amendment

equal rights; states cannot deny due process, grant citizenship to former slaves, grants equal protection under the law

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15th Amendment

right to vote

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16th Amendment

graduated income tax

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17th Amendment

Direct election of senators

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18th Amendment

Prohibition of the drinking, manufacture, and sale of alcohol

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19th Amendment

Gave women the right to vote

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20th Amendment

changed inaguration date to jan 20th

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21

21st Amendment

Repealed the 18th amendment (prohibition)

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22

22nd Amendment

Limits the president to two terms in office

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23

23rd Amendment

3 electoral college votes to DC

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24th Amendment

Prohibited the poll tax

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25th Amendment

Explains what happens when the President dies or is unable to continue in office (Succession)(eg. if pres is disabled, vp takes over and nominates new vp)

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26th Amendment

Sets the national voting age at 18

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27th Amendment

Any changes in Congressional salaries will take place after the next term starts

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