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

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