US Constitution Amendments

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

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