History Quiz / US Constitution Amendments

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