Amendment Timeline

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  • Quartering Troops

    Soldiers will not be able to stay in a person's home unless granted permission by the owner of the house.
  • Search and Seizure

    The government or anyone, cannot look through your private possesions unless granted permission.
  • Rights of Accused Persons

    Right to Remain Silent if you are accused of a crime.
  • Right to a Speedy, Public Trial

    Allowed to have a public, speedy trial and a jury provided by the state.
  • Trial By Jury in Civil Cases

    If you are being accused of a crime you have a right to a jury.
  • Limits of Fines and Punishments

    Excessive bail is not require, either is cruel or unusual punishments.
  • Rights of People

    Enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be constructed.
  • Powers of States and People

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution.
  • Religious and Political Freedom

    Freedom of speech, freedom of press and religion. The right for people to petition the government and assemble peacefully. Congress cannot make a law respecting one religion.
  • Right to Bear Arms

    A well regulated militia, bring protection to a free state.The right to bear arms will not be changed.
  • Lawsuit Against States

    The Judicial Branch will not be constructed to extend any suit in law or equility. This amendment was created because in Chrisholm, Georgia, where the Supreme Court found that it had control when South Carolina recovered the debt of Georgia.
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  • Election of Executives

    The electors shall meet in their respective states and cast their ballots.
  • Slavery Abolished

    Slavery is banned from the United States, except as a punishment due to a crime. This amendment was ratified in response to the Civil War against the north and the south.
  • Civil Rights

    Natural born citizens of the United States will not have laws affecting them by taking away their privelages. A state may not take a persons life, liberty or property without due property of law.
  • Right to Vote

    Any citizen in the United States can vote including anyone with different colored skin.
  • Income Tax

    The congress will have the choice to collect and make taxes. This amendment was created because they needed to clarify the argument whether income tax was a direct or indirect tax.
  • Direct Election of Senators

    Each state has two senators voted by the people and are in office for six years.
  • Prohibition

    Making alcoholic beverages illegal throughout the United States.
  • Woman Suffrage

    Women are allowed to vote.This became an amendment because women leaders of a group tried to make a stand in the Civil War to make the 14th amendment include women but unfortunately they didnt, Although the states agreed to let women vote.
  • "Lame Duck" Sessions

    The terms of the President and Vice-President will end at noon on the 20th of January and the terms of Senators and Representatives will end at noon on the 3rd of January.
  • Repeal of Prohibition

    Alcoholic beverages are no longer illegal. This happened because the government realized that taking away alcohol wasnt solving any problems.
  • Limit on Presidential Terms

    You cannot be president for more than two terms or someone who has served as the president in his place, cannot be elected as president for more than 1 term.
  • Voting in District of Colombia

    Extension of the 12th amendment to the District of Colombia.
  • Abolition of Poll Taxes

    Still has the right to vote even if you hadnt payed your taxes.
  • Presiddential Disability

    If the president is removed from office, then the vice-president will take over.
  • 18 Year Old Vote

    Allowed people 18 and older to vote.
  • Congressional Pay

    Limits ability to Congress to increase thier pay.