27 amendments to US Constitution

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27th amendments

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1st Amendment Freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion
2nd Amendment Right to bear arms
3rd Amendment No quartering of soldiers
4th Amendment no illegal search and seizure
5th Amendment right to remain silent, no double jeopardy, eminent domain, criminal due process
6th Amendment right to counsel (attorney), fair and speedy trial
7th Amendment Jury trial in civil cases
8th Amendment No cruel or unusual punishment
9th Amendment Rights of the people (privacy, right to associate)
10th Amendment Reserved powers Powers to state governments
11th Amendment Limits lawsuits against US government
12 Amendment Separate election for President & Vice President
13th Amendment Abolition of Slavery
14th Amendment Due Process, equal protection clause, incorporation
15th Amendment Cannot prevent voting based on race, creed, previous condition of servitude
16th Amendment Created income tax
17th Amendment Direct election of Senators
18th Amendment Prohibition
19th Amendment Women's suffrage
20th Amendment Lame duck election (date moved from March to January)
21st Amendment Repeal of 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
22nd Amendment Limits President to two terms in office
23rd Amendment 3 electoral votes given to Washington, DC
24th Amendment Abolition of poll taxes
25th Amendment Line of succession for President & Presidential disability
26th Amendment 18 to 21 year olds given right to vote
27th Amendment Limits congressional pay raises
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