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Amendments

  • Second Amendment

    Second 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.
  • First Amendment

    First Amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
  • Third Amendment

    Third Amendment
    No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  • Fourth Amendment

    Fourth Amendment
    The 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, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
  • Fifth Amendment

    Fifth Amendment
    Can´t incriminate yourself. No double jeopardy. Government can´t take lane without compensation.
  • Sixth Amendment

    Sixth Amendment
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
  • Seventh Amendment

    Seventh 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 reexamined in any court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.
  • Eighth Amendment

    Eighth Amendment
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  • Ninth Amendment

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

    Tenth Amendment
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
  • Eleventh Amendment

    Eleventh 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.
  • Twelfth Amendment

    Twelfth Amendment
    providing for election of the president and vice president by the electoral college: should there be no majority vote for one person, the House of Representatives (one vote per state) chooses the president and the Senate the vice president.
  • Thirteenth

    Thirteenth
    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    Everyone born in the US is a citizen and have equal rights.
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    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. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • Sixteenth Amendment

    Sixteenth Amendment
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states and without regard to any census or enumeration.
  • Seventeenth Amendment

    Seventeenth Amendment
    'the Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years...' This meant that senators would now be freely elected.
  • Eighteenth Amendment

    Eighteenth Amendment
    Prohibit alcohol.
  • Nineteenth Amendment

    Nineteenth Amendment
    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 sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • Twentieth Amendment

    Twentieth Amendment
    sets the dates at which federal (United States) government elected offices end. In also defines who succeeds the president if the president dies. This amendment was ratified on January 23, 1933.
  • Twenty First Amendment

    Twenty First Amendment
    The Twenty-first Amendment (Amendment XXI) to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition on alcohol on January 16, 1919. The Twenty-first Amendment was ratified on December 5, 1933.
  • Twenty Second Amendment

    Twenty Second Amendment
    President can´t serve more than two terms.
  • Twenty Third Amendment

    Twenty Third Amendment
    D.C. citizens can vote for president (3 electors)
  • Twenty Fourth Amendment

    Twenty Fourth Amendment
    Abolish Poll Taxes
  • Twenty Fifth Amendment

    Twenty Fifth Amendment
    The 25th amendment allows for the Vice President to become president in the event of death, resignation, removal from office or impairment that prevents the current president from fulfilling his or her duties.
  • Twenty Sixth Amendment

    Twenty Sixth Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
  • Twenty Seventh Amendment

    Twenty Seventh Amendment
    No law varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.