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1 1st amendment RS 5 freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly, petition
2 2nd amendment RS A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
3 3rd amendment RS The government may not house soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner
4 4th amendment RS The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
5 5th amendment RS prohibits government from forcing individuals to testify against themselves.
6 6th amendment RS Right to a speedy and public trial
7 7th amendment RS Right to a trial by jury in civil cases
8 8th amendment RS Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
9 9th amendment RS The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
10 10th amendment RS The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
11 11th amendment RS When states sue other states, it automatically goes before the Supreme Court. Residents of one state cannot sue another state. Another country can't sue the US and vice verse.
12 12th amendment RS Separate vote for President and Vice President
13 13th amendment RS abolished slavery
14 14th amendment RS made "all persons born or naturalized in the United States" citizens of the country
15 15th amendment RS The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
16 16th amendment RS Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that authorized Congress to enact a national income tax.
17 17th amendment RS allowed Americans to vote directly for U.S senators
18 18th amendment RS "Prohibition Law" declared it illegal to make, transport, or sell alcohol in the United States.
19 19th amendment RS granted women the right to vote in 1920
20 20th amendment RS Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect
21 21st amendment RS Repeal of Prohibition
22 22nd amendment RS Limits the president to two terms or 10 years.
23 23rd amendment RS Gives Washington DC electoral college votes as if it were a state (DC still has no representation in Congress)
24 24th amendment RS Abolishes poll taxes
25 25th amendment RS (1) Succession of VP if president dies or become incapable to do his job.(2) if there is no VP, president must appoint one, and congress must approve
26 25th amendment RS States cannot deny the right to vote based on age (18+)
27 27th amendment RS Limits the power of Congress to increase its own salaries
28 Advocacy (interest) groups RS concerned citizens who band together to try to influence the business practices of specific industries, businesses, and professions
29 Anti-federalists RS people who opposed the Constitution
30 Bias RS prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
31 Checks and balances RS A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
32 Civic RS municipal
33 Compromise RS an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions
34 Consensus Building RS process of working toward achieving general agreement within a group
35 Credibility RS the quality of being believable or trustworthy
36 Executive RS The person who runs the government and sees that the laws are carried out
37 Federalism RS A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
38 Federalists RS supporters of the Constitution
39 Interest rates RS the proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding.
40 Judicial RS Interprets the laws
41 Judicial review RS review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
42 Legislative RS the branch of government that makes the laws
43 Limited government RS A principle of constitutional government; a government whose powers are defined and limited by a constitution.
44 Negotiation RS A form of communication between opposing sides in a conflict in which offers and counteroffers are made and a solution occurs only when both parties agree
45 Persuasion RS the process of creating, reinforcing, or changing people's beliefs or actions
46 Popular sovereignty RS A belief that ultimate power resides in the people.
47 Public opinion polls/surveys RS the distribution of the population's beliefs about politics and policy issues
48 Public records RS Official documents available for public use. These are free from confidentiality agreements.
49 Research data RS Data used for the purpose of answering a proposed question or testing a hypothesis
50 Reserve requirement RS This is the percentage of their deposits that member banks must keep available in a Federal Reserve Bank.
51 Separation of powers RS Constitutional division of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, with the legislative branch making law, the executive applying and enforcing the law, and the judiciary interpreting the law
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