US Constitution Amendments

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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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