27 Amendments

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I

freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly

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the right to bear arms

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III

citizens don't have to house soldiers

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no unreasonable search or arrest

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no double jeopardy or self incrimination

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VI

rights of accused in criminal cases to a fair and speedy trial

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right to trial by jury

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VIII

No excessive bail, no cruel and unusual punishment

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IX

people have the rights not listed in the constitution

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X

any rights not given to the federal gov't are given to the states and the people

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XI

more clearly defines original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court concerning a suit brought against a state by a citizen of another state (can't sue a state that is not your own)

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XII

redefines how the president and vice-president are chosen by electoral college, making the two positions cooperative, rather than first and second highest vote-getters and it ensures that anyone who becomes Vice-president must be eligible to become president

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XIII

abolished slavery

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XIV

ensured all citizens of all states had not only rights on the federal level, but on state level too; it removed the 3/5th counting of slaves in the census; ensured that the US would not pay the debts of rebellious states; ALL citizens have right to due process

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XV

ensures race cannot be used as criteria in voting

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XVI

collect income tax without regard to population of state

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XVII

shifted the choosing of senators from legislature to the people

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XVIII

abolished the sale or manufacture of alcohol in the US

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XIX

ensures gender cannot be used as criteria in voting (women can now vote!)

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XX

set a new start dates for the terms of the congress and the president and clarifies how deaths of presidents before swearing-in would be handled

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XXI

repealed 18

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XXII

set a limit on the number of times a president could be elected 2 four-year terms

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XXIII

grants the District of Columbia the right to 3 electors in presidential elections

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XXIV

ensured no tax could be charged to vote for any federal office

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XXV

clarifies the line of succession to the presidency and establishes rules for a president who becomes unable to perform his duties while in office

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XXVI

guarantees that any person 18 or over may vote

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XXVII

requires that any law that increased the pay of legislators may not take effect until after an election

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