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Anja's Amendment Timeline

  • Amendment 1- Religious and Political Freedom

    Amendment 1- Religious and Political Freedom
    Congress cannot support any one religion. They cannot prevent the practice of any religion. Congress cannot prevent freedom of press, speech and religion.
    This amendment was made because when King George III ruled, you were not allowed to speak badly of the king, also, in most places, you could only practice one certain religion.
  • Amendment 7- Trial by Jury in Civil Cases

    Amendment 7- Trial by Jury in Civil Cases
    If you sue someone, you can ask a jury to judge your case.
  • Amendment 8- Limits of Fines and Punishments

    Amendment 8- Limits of Fines and Punishments
    Bail, excessive fines, or cruel/unusual punishments should not be inflicted.
  • Amendment 9- Rights of the People

    Amendment 9- Rights of the People
    The rights of the people should not be limited by the constitution.
  • Amendment 2- Right to Bear Arms

    Amendment 2- Right to Bear Arms
    All states have the right to a police force.The right of people to carry weapons will not be taken away.
  • Amendment 3- Quartering Troops

    Amendment 3- Quartering Troops
    Soldiers are not allowed to be quartered in a house without permission from the owner. This will only happen if a law is passed.
  • Amendment 4- Search and Seizure

    Amendment 4- Search and Seizure
    The right of the people to secure their people, houses, and papers from uneeeded searches. No one can search someone's hous without a form of a pproval.
  • Amendment 5- Right of Accused Persons

    Amendment 5- Right of Accused Persons
    You cannot be forced to answer an infamous crime unless called by the Grand Jury. Exceptions include war. However, you cannot be a witness for yourself.
  • Amendment 6- Right to a Speedy, Public Trial

    Amendment 6- Right to a Speedy, Public Trial
  • Amendment 10- Powers of Sates and People

    Amendment 10- Powers of Sates and People
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    Amendments of the Constitution

  • Amendment 11- Lawsuits Against States

    Amendment 11- Lawsuits Against States
    A citizen cannot sue a state if he or she is not a citizen of the state. Citizens of foreign countries cannot sue the United Sates or any state within it.
  • Amendment 12- Election of Executives

    Amendment 12- Election of Executives
    Each electoral college voter must cast adifferent ballot for both the president and the vice president.
    This amendment was made to change the voting system (it used to be where whoever got the most votes was president, and the 2nd highest number of votes was vice),
  • Amendment 13- Slavery Abolished

    Amendment 13- Slavery Abolished
    Slavery is outlawed, along with any involuntary serving, unless as punishment for a crime (but it must occur in the US)
  • Amendment 14- Civil Rights

    Amendment 14- Civil Rights
    All people born in the US are citizens of the US, and of the state they live in. No states can make laws that take away the privileges of a citizen, or take away their life, liberty, property, or deny anyone the protection of the laws.
    This amendment was made to secure the rights of all US citizens.
  • Amendment 15- Right to Vote

    Amendment 15- Right to Vote
    Voting Privelages cannot be determined by race, gender, etc.
  • Amendment 16- Income Tax

    Congress has the power to create taxes and collect taxes according to income.
    Because the government needed more money and had to find a way to get it, so they did it through taxing the more wealthy.
  • Amendment 17- Direct Election of Senators

    There are two senators in each state, elected by the people, and will serve a term of 6 years. They will each have one vote.
  • Amendment 18- Prohibition

    Banned alchohal sales. Ewpealed by the 21st amendment.
  • Amendment 19- Woman Suffrage

    The right to vot e should not be affected by gender. Each Indivividual statement.
  • Amendment 21- Repeal of Prohibition

    Alchohal is allowed to be consumed and sold throughout the country.
    This amendment was made because after their abolition of alchohal, people began to make their own, so they had to repeal that amendment.
  • Amendment 20- "Lame Duck" Sessions

    A meeting to set new dates and new terms for the president and the legislature.
  • Amendment 22- Limit on Presidential Terms

    President can only be in office for two election terms (8 years)
    This amendment was made because they needed to put a limit on presidential terms. Many presidents were running over and over again.
  • Amendment 23- Voting in District of Columbia

    District of Columbia gets three electoral votes.
  • Amendment 24- Abolition of Poll Taxes

    All citizens have the right to vote in any election. However, there isa fee.
  • Amendment 25- Presidential Dissiability Successions

    When the president is not available, the vice president will step in.
  • Amendment 26- 18-Year-Old Vote

    As long as they are a citizen of the US, anyone who is 18 years old and over, can vote.
  • Amendment 27- Congressional Pay

    Congress cannot give themselves more than two pay raises before an election.