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

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