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

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