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

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

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