History Quiz / US Constitution Amendments

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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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