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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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Brief summaryAmendment numberYear enacted
Establishes federal income tax
Right to a speedy trial, right to legal counsel
Assures trial by jury in civil cases
Presidential term limits
Changes details of presidential succession, provides for vice presidential replacement
Repeal of prohibition
Prohibits forceful quartering of troops in private residences during peacetime
Establishes direct election of US Senators by the people
Abolition of slavery
Electoral College casts separate votes for President and Vice President
Prohibits poll taxes
Protection against unlawful search and seizure
Three basic freedoms
Brief summaryAmendment numberYear enacted
Due process, equal protection
Right to bear arms
Clarifies line of Presidential succession, declares new President takes office on January 20 and not March 4
Provides that pay raises for members of US Congress do not go into effect until after the next election
States that voting rights will not be denied on the basis of race
Affords voting rights to citizens aged 18
Rights retained to the people
Rights retained to the states
Clarifies judicial power over foreign nationals, limits rights of citizens to sue states
Forbids excessive bail or fines, and cruel and unusual punishment
Right not to self-incriminate in a criminal trial
Grants Electoral College representation to the District of Columbia
Affords voting rights to women

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