US Constitution Amendments

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

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