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

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