US Constitution Amendments

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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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