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1st Amendment

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

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2nd Amendment

Right to keep and bear arms

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3rd Amendment

No quartering of soldiers

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4th Amendment

Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures

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5th Amendment

Criminal Proceedings; Due Process; Eminent Domain; Double Jeopardy; Protection from Self incrimination

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6th Amendment

The right to a Speedy Trial by jury, representation by an attorney for an accused person

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7th Amendment

Right to a trial by jury in civil cases

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8th Amendment

No cruel and unusual punishment

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9th Amendment

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

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10th Amendment

Powers Reserved to the States

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11th Amendment

Prohibits citizens of one state or foreign country from suing another state.

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12th Amendment

Election of President and Vice President

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13th Amendment

Abolition of slavery

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14th Amendment

  1. Citizenship for African Americans, 2) Repeal of 3/5 Compromise, 3) Denial of former confederate officials from holding national or state office, 4) Repudiate (reject) confederate debts, 5) Due Process, 6) Equal Protection, 7) Selective Incorporation

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15th Amendment

Citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude

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16th Amendment

Allows the federal government to collect income tax

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17th Amendment

Direct election of senators

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18th Amendment

Prohibition of alcohol

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19th Amendment (1920)

Gave women the right to vote

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20th Amendment

Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect

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21st Amendment

Repeal of Prohibition

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22nd Amendment

Limits the president to two terms.

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23rd Amendment

Gives Washington DC electoral college votes as if it were a state (DC still has no representation in Congress)

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24th Amendment

Abolishes poll taxes

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25th Amendment

Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability

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26th Amendment

Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18

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27th Amendment

Limits the power of Congress to increase its own salaries

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