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5 freedoms: speech, press, religion, assembly, petition 1st Am
Right to bear arms (to protect the people against a government that becomes too powerful) 2nd Am
No quartering of soldiers 3rd Am
No unreasonable searches and seizures without a warrant; right to privacy 4th Am
Due process, eminent domain, no double jeopardy, right to remain silent (you can't be forced to testify against yourself) and the right to be tried by a grand jury for a capital offense 5th Am
Right to a speedy trial 6th Am
Right to a trial by a jury of your peers; no lawsuits under $20 7th Am
No cruel or unusual punishment 8th Am
Any rights not explicitly listed are automatically given to the people. (Meant to appease the Anti-Federalists) 9th Am
Any powers not explicitly listed are automatically given to the states 10th Am
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 11th Am
Creates a ticket for the presidency where the president and VP are elected together 12th Am
Abolishes slavery and gives congress the power to enforce abolition through legislation. 13th Am
Defines citizens as people born in the US and prohibits the states from denying due process and equal protection under the law. Also states that the value of the debt must always be paid and honored, and cannot be questioned. Also excludes women from voting 14th Am
Voting rights will not be based on race. 15th Am
Establishes the income tax 16th Am
Direct election of senators 17th Am
Prohibition 18th Am
Women's suffrage 19th Am
Shortens the lame duck period by moving the presidential inauguration from March to January. 20th Am
Ends prohibition by repealing the 18th amendment 21st Am
Limits the president to two terms in office 22nd Am
Washington DC is not a state, but gets 3 electoral votes. 23rd Am
outlaws pole tax 24th Am
Outlines the direct line of succession for the presidency 25th Am
Lowers the voting age to 18 26th Am
Congress can't give itself a pay raise. 27th Am
a conflict-resolution process used mainly to settle complex, multiparty disputes. Consensus Building
the action or fact of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something. Persuasion
an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions. Compromise
discussion aimed at reaching an agreement. Negotiation
the proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding. Interest rates
a central bank regulation employed by most, but not all, of the world's central banks, that sets the minimum amount of reserves that must be held by a commercial bank. Reserve requirement
The President Executive
The lawmakers Legislative
The courts Judicial
the federal principle or system of government. Federalism
people get to vote for their leaders Popular sovereignty
one whose legalized force and power is restricted through delegated and enumerated authorities. Limited government
counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups. Checks and balances
the three branches of government Separation of powers
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act. Judicial review
relating to a city or town, especially its administration; municipal. Civic
are documents or pieces of information that are not considered confidential and generally pertain to the conduct of government. Public records
Groups paying politicians to support their opinion Advocacy (interest) groups
ways of getting peoples opinions Public opinion polls/surveys
defined as recorded factual material commonly retained by and accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings; although the majority of such data is created in digital format, all research data is included irrespective of the format in which it is created Research data
the quality of being trusted and believed in. Credability
opinion over one side Bias
in favor of constitution Federalists
not in favor of constitutuion Anti-federalists
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