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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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