US Constitution Amendments

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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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