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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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