History Quiz / Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

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Can you name the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution?

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DescriptionNumberYear Ratified
Term commencements for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20)
No excessive bail or fines, or cruel and unusual punishment
Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
No quartering of soldiers in private houses during peacetime.
Limits the president to two terms.
Representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College
Voting age nationally established at 18
Limits the powers of the federal government to only those specifically granted to it by the constitution
Revises presidential election procedures
Right to trial by jury in civil cases
Interdiction of unreasonable searches and seizures; search warrant is required to search persons or property
Allows federal income tax
Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity
Indictments; due process; self-incrimination; double jeopardy, and rules for eminent domain.
DescriptionNumberYear Ratified
Enumerates the right to keep and bear arms
Unenumerated rights
Rights to a fair and speedy public trial, to notice of accusations, to confront the accuser, to subpoenas, to counsel
Presidential succession
Federal recognition of women's suffrage
Variance of congressional compensation
Direct election of senators
Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble, and to petition
Prohibition of the restriction of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes
Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment
Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
Defines citizenship and deals with post-Civil-War issues
Prohibition of alcohol

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