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Articles and Amendments of the Constitution13th, 14th & 15th are Civil Rights Amendments
The Articles Constitution contains 7 divisions called articlesEach article covers a general topic Most articles are divided into sections
Article i Article I deals with the legislative branchSets forth rules, responsibilities, and rights for Congress Article I contains 10 sections
Article ii Article II deals with the executive branchLists powers, duties, & qualifications of president, election of presidents, and provides for a vice president
Article III Article III deals with the judicial branchConstitution only set up Supreme Court but provided for establishment of other federal courts
Article iv Article IV deals with relations among states and nationMentions equal citizen rights, admitting new states, and protection by the national government
Article v Article V deals with the amendment processLists the ways the Constitution can be amended or changed
Article vi Article VI deals with national supremacyEstablishes that Constitution, Congressional laws, and treaties of national government shall be supreme law
Article vii Article VII deals with ratificationDeclares that Constitution would take effect after ratified by 9 states
The Amendments 27 total amendmentsFirst 10 amendments are known as “Bill of Rights” 1st amendments added in 1791; latest amendment was in 1992
Amendment i Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of petition
Amendment ii Right to bear arms Right for states to regulate militiaWhy is the 2nd amendment’s meaning debated?
Amendment iii No quartering of troops in time of peace without consent of the owner
Amendment iv No unreasonable searches or seizuresGovernment must have a warrant to search your property
Amendment v Guarantees “due process of law”Procedures that the government must abide by when dealing with citizens What is the function of a grand jury?
Amendment vi Right to a speedy, fair public trialGovernment must provide a lawyer if someone cannot afford one Why are speedy trials important?
Amendment vii Right to a civil trial with jury of your peers
Amendment viii Prohibits excessive bailProhibits cruel and unusual punishment
Amendment ix Powers reserved to the peopleNot specifically mentioned in Constitution Allows freedoms to expand
Amendment x Powers reserved to the statesProtects the states and people from an all-powerful federal government
Amendment xiii (1865) This amendment abolishes the institution of slavery One of the “Civil War” amendments
Amendment xiv (1868) Every citizen has equal protection of the lawOriginally intended to protect freed slaves One of the “Civil War” amendments
Amendment xv (1870) The right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous servitude One of the “Civil War” amendments
Amendment xviii Prohibition of alcoholic beveragesMade it illegal to produce, sale, or transport alcohol in the U.S. Proved difficult to enforce
Amendment xix (1920) Woman suffrage – right to voteSome states already allowed women to vote but this made it Constitutional for every state
Amendment xxi Repeal of prohibition of alcoholOnly amendment ever passed to overturn an earlier amendment
Amendment xxii Limit on presidential terms – only 2 terms can be served Due to Franklin Roosevelt’s election to 4 terms
Amendment xxiv (1964) Abolition of the poll taxUntil this amendment, many states would keep low-income African-Americans from voting by making them pay a tax
Amendment xxvi (1971) Makes the legal voting age 18 Until this amendment, the voting age was 21
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