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1 Making an Amendment An amendment can be proposed by Congress with a vote of 2/3 in each house An amendment can be proposed by National Convention with a vote of 2/3 of the states An amendment can be ratified by State Legislatures with a vote of 3/4 An amendment can be ratified by State Conventions with a vote of 3/4 PROPOSE (Suggest) RATIFY (Pass)

2 The Amendments Amendment 1 The first amendment protects the right to…  Freedom of Religion  Freedom of Speech  Freedom of the Press (newspaper, magazines, radio, television, internet)  Freedom of Assembly (to have meetings)  Freedom to Petition the Government (ask for changes)

3 The Amendments Amendment 2 Gives people the right to… bear arms which means that people can own and use guns for hunting and defense of their life and property. Amendment 3 Protects the people from the government… stationing soldiers in their homes except in the case of a national emergency.

4 The Amendments Amendment 4 Protects people from… unreasonable searches and seizures of their home, person, or property. We call this our right to PRIVACY

5 The Amendments Amendment 5 Criminal Justice Protections  People have the right to “remain silent”  People have the right to have a grand jury decide if there is enough evidence for a trial.  People are protected from double jeopardy (being tried for the same crime twice)  People cannot have their life, liberty, or property taken away without a trial.

6 The Amendments Amendment 6 The sixth amendment protects peoples’ right to...  a speedy and public trial.  have a lawyer during questioning and during a trial.  an unbiased and impartial judge and a jury trial.  to know what you’ve been accused of  to question any witness brought in to testify against you.

7 The Amendments Amendment 7 This gives people the right to… a jury trial in civil cases which involve over $20. Amendment 3 This amendment protects citizens from... excessive fines and bail and cruel and unusual punishments.

8 The Amendments Amendment 9 People have... rights not listed in the Constitution. Amendment 10 States have powers… not given to the national government and not denied to the states in the Constitution.

9 The Amendments Amendment 13 This amendment... made slavery illegal in the United States. Amendment 14 The amendment guarantees... Equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal protection under the law. It also guarantees due process.

10 The Amendments Amendment 15 This amendment gave voting rights to... former slaves (men only). Amendment 19 The amendment gave voting rights (suffrage) to... Women.

11 The Amendments Amendment 26 This amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.


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