the 27 amendments and what they do
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1st Amendment Freedom of speech, press, assembly, petition and religion
2nd Amendment right to bear arms
3rd Amendment no quartering of soldiers
4th Amendment no illegal search and seizure/exclusionary rule
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/no excessive trial
9th Amendment rights of the people (privacy, right to associate, etc.)
10th Amendment Reserved powers- powers to the state government
11th Amendment limits lawsuit against US govt.
12th 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 Womens Suffrage
20th Amendment lame duck election (date moved from March to January)
21st Amendment Repealed 18th amendment
22nd Amendment limits president to 2 terms in office (10 years total)
23rd Amendment 3 electoral votes given to Washington D.C.
24th Amendment abolition of poll taxes
25th Amendment line of succession for president or presidential disability procedures
26th Amendment 18 to 21 year olds are given the right to vote
27th Amendment limits congressional pay raises
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