27 Amendments Flashcards


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Constitutional Amendments
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Amendment 1

Five Freedoms
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of speech
Freedom of the press
Freedom to assemble peacefully
Freedom to petition the government

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Amendment 2

The right to bear arms. Federal government cannot take away the citizens right to own guns.

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Amendment 3

Housing of soldiers/Quartering. People may not be forced to house and feed soldiers

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Amendment 4

Search ans seizure. A warrant must be issued to search a home, or arrest someone.

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Amendment 5

Rights in criminal cases. No forced testifying. No person may be tried for a crime twice after a verdict.

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Amendment 6

Right to fair trial. Told of charges, right to speedy trial, right to a lawyer, and right to question witnesses.

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Amendment 7

Rights in civil cases. Non criminal problems, like sueing.

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Amendment 8

Bails, fines, and punishments. No crual of unusual punishment. No extra fines.

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Amendment 9

Non mentioned rights.

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Amendment 10

Reserved state powers. Powers lnot given to the federal government are owned and reserved for the states.

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Amendment 11

State lawsuits. A state cannot be sued by a citizen from a different state or country.

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Amendment 12

Presidiential elections. Rules of election.

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Amendment 13

Ending slavery. Slavery becomes illegal.

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Amendment 14

Due Process. Rights of all citizens may not be taken away by a state.

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Amendment 15

Right for blacks(men) to vote. Gave former slaves the right to vote.

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Amendment 16

Income tax. Congress may collect an income tax.

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Amendment 17

Election of senators. People vote for senators.

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Amendment 18

Prohibition of liqour. Alchohol declared illegal.

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Amendment 19

Right of women to vote.

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Amendment 20

Dates for terms of elected officials.

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Amendment 21

Repeal pf amendment 18. Liqour is legal again.

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Amendment 22

Limit of two terms for president.

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Amendment 23

People may vote in Washington D.C.

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Amendment 24

Poll tax declared unconstitutional

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Amendment 25

Succesion of dead president.

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Amendment 26

Voting at the age of 18.

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Amendment 27

Salary increase in congress cannot take effect until next election.