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The 27 Amendments to the Constitution

  • The First amendment

    The First amendment
    Congress can’t remove your right to freedom of religion. Also they cannot remove your right to speech, or of the press. Lastly they can’t remove your right to protesting a law.
  • The second amendment

    The second amendment
    You can own guns for protection. You can also bear them. Congress cannot hurt this right.
  • the third amendment

    the third amendment
    Soldiers can’t stay in your house during war or peace. The only way that they can stay is with your consent. This is only affected by law.
  • the fourth amendment

    the fourth amendment
    You can’t be searched or seizure. The only way you can is if there is good evidence. The evidence must be backed up by oath or confirmation.
  • the fifth amendment

    the fifth amendment
    You cannot be held to answer unless on a presentment of indictment of a grand jury. Unless in cases arising in armed forces. You cannot lose a limb or your life for a crime.
  • the sixth amendment

    the sixth amendment
    If you are accused of a crime, you can have a fast trial. There will be an impartial jury of the state and district where the crime happened. You will get access to all rights that are in a regular trial.
  • the seventh amendment

    the seventh amendment
    Civil trials will be heard by a jury if the controversy exceeds the same amount as one month of labor of any party that is involved. When the jury reaches their decision that decision cannot be overturned. The only way it can be overturned is if one of the party’s rights was violated.
  • the eighth amendment

    the eighth amendment
    You cannot lose lots of money if you commit a crime. Nor can you be given extremely mean punishments. Your punishment must fit the crime and torture cannot be used as a punishment, even if death is the punishment.
  • the nineth amendment

    the nineth amendment
    You have many more rights. The constitution does not mention them. These rights are equally protected.
  • the 10th amendment

    the 10th amendment
    The government’s powers come from the constitution. The powers not mentioned belong to states. Some of the powers also belong to the people.
  • the 11th amendment

    the 11th amendment
    The supreme court and other federal courts have no jurisdiction over state or local courts. This includes any legal manners regarding the state governments themselves. this makes the Supreme court the Highest law of the land.
  • the 12th amendment

    the 12th amendment
    Electors shall meet in their state. there they will vote by ballot for president and vice-president. The President of the senate shall then, with the hous and the senate, count the votes.
  • the 13th amendment

    the 13th amendment
    Slavery is illegal in the united states or any other place rule by U.S. courts. Congress has the power to enforce this law. they can do this by appropriate legislation.
  • the 14th amendment

    the 14th amendment
    Everyone born in the United States is a citizen. no place can deny rights without a legal hearing. Government representation is based on population, no criminals can be part of the government. All debts owed by and to the U.S. are valid except for any claimes for loss because of the banishing of slavery.
  • the 15th amendment

    the 15th amendment
    You can vote no mater what race or skin color. You can vote even if you were once a slave. Congress can eforce this act by appropriate legislation.
  • the 16th amendment

    Congress has power to set and collect income tax. frome whatever source derived. And without apportionment among the states.
  • the 17th amendment

    The United States senate is made up of two elected senators form each state for a term of six years. Each senator has one vote. Requirements for running for senator ar the same as running for the legislature of the state.
  • the 18th amendment(repealed 1933 with the 21st amendment)

    This amendment makes the manufacturing of alcohal illegal. It also makes sale illegal. Lastly it makes trafficking illegal.
  • the 19th amendment

    The right to vote cannot be based on gender. This allows women to vote. Congress can enforce this law by appropriate legislation.
  • the 20th amendment

    President and Vice president terms end at 12 a clock on january 20. senate and house of representatives end noon, january 3. the next terms begin right after the old ones end.
  • the 21st amendment

    The 18th amendment is now repealed. Alcohol is legal. Ths proposedd article expires if not ratified in 7 years.
  • the 22nd amendment

    Limits presidents to either two consecutive terms or a partial term and a full term. If the VP takes over then he only gets the amount of time left for the term plus the next term if he has another. After the ratification of this amendment, the president will be allowed to finish his or her term.
  • the 23rd amendment

    The independent district(Washington, D.C.) will have a share of the elecrtors for the president and Vice preident. it will be eqivalent to that of a state of equal size, but not to exceed the smallest state. this body of electors will have the same responsibilities and requirements as states' electors as said in th 12th amendment.
  • the 24th amendment

    This outlaws the refusal to allow voting rights for the President, VP, President/VP electors, senate, or house of reps based on a failure to pay any type of tax, including poll tax.
  • The 25th amendment.

    If a president is impeached, dies, or resigns, the vice president will be the new president. if the Vice president position is vacant, the president will nominate a new VP and the house and senate must appove, The VP will do the presidential duties if the president is unable to peform them.
  • The 26th amendment.

    The citizens who are 18 years or older can now vote.The right shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or by any state on account of age. Congress has the power to enforce this article.
  • The 27th Amendment

    No law, varying the compensation for the senators and representatives shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have ended.