27 Amendments (Best Definitions)

1st Amendment
Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition
2nd Amendment
Right to Keep, Bear Arms
3rd Amendment
No Lodging Troops in Private Homes
4th Amendment
No unlawful Search, Seizures
5th Amendment
Criminal Proceedings;guarantees Due Process; Eminent Domain; no Double Jeopardy; no Self incrimination
6th Amendment
Criminal Proceedings; right to speedy and fair trial; Must inform defendant of charge/s; Right to Attorney; Right to fair impartial jury
7th Amendment
Trial by Jury in Civil Cases where value exceeds $20
8th Amendment
No excessive Bail or fines; No Cruel or Unusual Punishment
9th Amendment
Unenumerated Rights (not all individual rights are listed in constitution)
10th Amendment
Powers Reserved to the States (limits the power of Federal Government)
11th Amendment
Suits Against States
12th Amendment
Requires separate Electoral ballots for President and VIce President
13th Amendment
Abolished slavery
14th Amendment
Grants citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”; it forbids any state to deny any person “life, liberty or property, without due process of law” or to “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of its laws.”
15th Amendment
No denying Right to Vote— Race, Color, Servitude
16th Amendment
Congress can tax income directly
17th Amendment
Popular Election of Senators
18th Amendment
Prohibition of alcohol
19th Amendment
Cannot be deprived the right to vote based on sex
20th Amendment
Sets the terms of President and Vice President (Jan 20), and Congress (Jan 3).
21st Amendment
Repeal of 18th Amendment
22nd Amendment
Presidential Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms
23rd Amendment
Appointment of presidential electors representing Washington, D.C.
24th Amendment
Prohibited the use of poll taxes to abridge voting rolls
25th Amendment
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability
26th Amendment
Cannot be denied the right to vote because of your age if your at least 18
27th Amendment
Prevents any law that changes the salaries of Senators and Representatives from taking effect until the next election occurs

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