US Constitution Amendments

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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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