US Constitution Amendments

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

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