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27 Amendments

  • 1st Amendment

    1st Amendment
    An amendment to the United States Constitution guaranteeing the rights of free expression and action that are fundamental to democratic government. These rights include freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.
  • 2nd Amendment

    2nd Amendment
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
  • 3rd Amendment

    3rd Amendment
    is the section of the Bill of Rights that prohibits soldiers from temporarily residing in private homes during peace time without getting the permission and consent of the owner.
  • 4th

    4th
    "[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation,
  • 5th Amendment

    5th Amendment
    "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself
  • 6th Amendment

    6th Amendment
    sets forth rights related to criminal prosecutions.
  • 7th Amendment

    7th Amendment
    In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.Ju
  • 8th Amendment

    8th Amendment
    'Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.' The amendment is meant to safeguard Americans against excessive punishments.
  • 9th Amendment

    9th Amendment
    to ensure that the Bill of Rights was not seen as granting to the people of the United States only the specific rights it addressed.
  • 10th Amendment

    10th Amendment
    is the section of the Bill of Rights that basically says that any power that is not given to the federal government is given to the people or the states.
  • 11th Amendment

    11th Amendment
    The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
  • 12th Amendment

    12th Amendment
    the procedure for electing the President and Vice President. It replaced the procedure provided in Article II, Section 1, Clause 3, by which the Electoral College originally functioned.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    the Constitution of the United States that formally abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal civil and legal rights to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated after the American Civil War, including them under the umbrella phrase “all persons born or naturalized in the United State
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • 16th Amendment

    16th Amendment
    he Constitution of the United States permitting a federal income tax.
  • 17th Amendment

    17th Amendment
    to the United States Constitution established the popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states. The amendment supersedes Article I, §3, Clauses 1 and 2 of the Constitution, under which senators were elected by state legislatures.
  • 18th Amendment

    18th Amendment
    the Constitution of the United States that provided for the direct election of U.S.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    the Constitution of the United States that officially extended the right to vote to women.
  • 20th Amendment

    20th Amendment
    is a simple amendment that sets the dates at which federal (United States) government elected offices end. In also defines who succeeds the president if the president dies.
  • 21st Amendment

    21st Amendment
    the Constitution of the United States that officially repealed federal prohibition
  • 22nd Amendment

    22nd Amendment
    Constitution sets term limits for the elected President of the United States.
  • 23rd Amendment

    23rd Amendment
    Granting District of Columbia Vote in Presidential Election.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    prohibiting any poll tax in elections for federal officials.
  • 25th Amendment

    25th Amendment
    provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitate.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    Constitution of the United States that extended voting rights to citizens aged 18 or older.
  • 27th Amendment

    27th Amendment
    deals with pay raises or decreases for members of Congress.