Presentation on theme: "AMENDMENTS How the Constitution Has Been Changed…27 Times!"— Presentation transcript:
AMENDMENTS How the Constitution Has Been Changed…27 Times!
AMENDMENT VII (Seventh) RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN CIVIL CASES + $20
AMENDMENT XI (Eleventh -11) LAWSUITS AGAINST STATES People in a state or foreigners, can’t sue another state in Federal Court
AMENDMENT III (Third) OUTLAWS THE QUARTERING OF SOLDIERS IN PRIVATE HOMES
AMENDMENT XVIII (Eighteenth -18) PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL: bans manufacture and transportation
AMENDMENT XXIII (Twenty-third-23) Citizens living in WASHINGTON D.C. CAN VOTE IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS (3 electoral votes)
AMENDMENT XX (Twentieth – 20) “LAME DUCKS” President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th
AMENDMENT V (Fifth) *INDICTMENT BY A GRAND JURY …enough evidence to be charged. *DOUBLE JEOPARDY …can’t be tried twice for a crime. *SELF-INCRIMINATION …can’t be forced to testify against yourself “taking the 5 th ”. *DUE PROCESS …government must go through the proper steps.
AMENDMENT I (First) Religion Speech Press Assembly Petition
AMENDMENT IX (Ninth) RIGHTS NOT LISTED IN THE CONSTITUTION ARE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE “etcetera”
AMENDMENT XXI (Twenty-first -21) REPEAL OF PROHIBITION 18
AMENDMENT VI (Sixth) *GUARANTEED A FAIR, FAST, & PUBLIC TRIAL *RIGHT TO BE PRESENT IN COURT *RIGHT TO HAVE A LAWYER
AMENDMENT XV (Fifteenth-15) You cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed. (**black suffrage)
AMENDMENT XVII (Seventeenth-17) DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATORS by the People
AMENDMENT XXIV (Twenty-fourth-24) ABOLITION OF POLL TAXES
AMENDMENT II (Second) THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
AMENDMENT XII (Twelfth – 12) SEPARATE BALLOTS for Electing the PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT
AMENDMENT VIII (Eighth) *PROTECTION AGAINST EXCESSIVE BAIL $ $ $ $ $ $ $ *PROTECTION AGAINST CRUEL & UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT
AMENDMENT XIX (Nineteenth -19) WOMAN SUFFRAGE – the right to vote
AMENDMENT XXV (Twenty-fifth-25) Sets up the order for PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION PRESIDENT CAN FILL A VICE-PRESIDENTIAL VACANCY WITH MAJORITY APPROVAL OF CONGRESS
AMENDMENT X (Tenth) POWERS NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED IN THE CONSTITUTION GO TO STATES
AMENDMENT XVI (Sixteenth – 16) *ESTABLISHED FEDERAL INCOME TAX
AMENDMENT XIV (Fourteenth -14) Equal Protection/Rights under the law: If you are born or naturalized in the U.S. then you are a citizen of the U.S. All citizens have the same rights. Describes the civil rights of each citizen
AMENDMENT XXVII (Twenty-seventh-27) LIMITS ON CONGRESSIONAL PAY RAISES Pay increases must take place after an election.
AMENDMENT XXII (Twenty-second-22) LIMITED PRESIDENT TO TWO TERMS OF OFFICE
AMENDENT XIII (Thirteenth – 13) SLAVERY ABOLISHED
AMENDMENT IV (Fourth) OUTLAWS UNREASONABLE SEARCHES & SEIZURES “Government must have a search warrant, or document issued by a judge, in order to search your home to get evidence concerning a crime.”
AMENDMENT XXVI (Twenty-sixth-26) 18 YEAR OLDS CAN VOTE!