US Constitution Amendments

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

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