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1 AMENDMENTS How the Constitution Has Been Changed…27 Times!

2 AMENDMENT VII (Seventh) RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN CIVIL CASES + $20

3 AMENDMENT XI (Eleventh -11) LAWSUITS AGAINST STATES People in a state or foreigners, can’t sue another state in Federal Court

4 AMENDMENT III (Third) OUTLAWS THE QUARTERING OF SOLDIERS IN PRIVATE HOMES

5 AMENDMENT XVIII (Eighteenth -18) PROHIBITION OF ALCOHOL: bans manufacture and transportation

6 AMENDMENT XXIII (Twenty-third-23) Citizens living in WASHINGTON D.C. CAN VOTE IN NATIONAL ELECTIONS (3 electoral votes)

7 AMENDMENT XX (Twentieth – 20) “LAME DUCKS” President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th

8 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.

9 AMENDMENT I (First) Religion Speech Press Assembly Petition

10 AMENDMENT IX (Ninth) RIGHTS NOT LISTED IN THE CONSTITUTION ARE GIVEN TO THE PEOPLE “etcetera”

11 AMENDMENT XXI (Twenty-first -21) REPEAL OF PROHIBITION 18

12 AMENDMENT VI (Sixth) *GUARANTEED A FAIR, FAST, & PUBLIC TRIAL *RIGHT TO BE PRESENT IN COURT *RIGHT TO HAVE A LAWYER

13 AMENDMENT XV (Fifteenth-15) You cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed. (**black suffrage)

14 AMENDMENT XVII (Seventeenth-17) DIRECT ELECTION OF SENATORS by the People

15 AMENDMENT XXIV (Twenty-fourth-24) ABOLITION OF POLL TAXES

16 AMENDMENT II (Second) THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS

17 AMENDMENT XII (Twelfth – 12) SEPARATE BALLOTS for Electing the PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT

18 AMENDMENT VIII (Eighth) *PROTECTION AGAINST EXCESSIVE BAIL $ $ $ $ $ $ $ *PROTECTION AGAINST CRUEL & UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT

19 AMENDMENT XIX (Nineteenth -19) WOMAN SUFFRAGE – the right to vote

20 AMENDMENT XXV (Twenty-fifth-25) Sets up the order for PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION PRESIDENT CAN FILL A VICE-PRESIDENTIAL VACANCY WITH MAJORITY APPROVAL OF CONGRESS

21 AMENDMENT X (Tenth) POWERS NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED IN THE CONSTITUTION GO TO STATES

22 AMENDMENT XVI (Sixteenth – 16) *ESTABLISHED FEDERAL INCOME TAX

23 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

24 AMENDMENT XXVII (Twenty-seventh-27) LIMITS ON CONGRESSIONAL PAY RAISES Pay increases must take place after an election.

25 AMENDMENT XXII (Twenty-second-22) LIMITED PRESIDENT TO TWO TERMS OF OFFICE

26 AMENDENT XIII (Thirteenth – 13) SLAVERY ABOLISHED

27 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.”

28 AMENDMENT XXVI (Twenty-sixth-26) 18 YEAR OLDS CAN VOTE!


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