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Can you name the amendments to the US Constitution?

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

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