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1st Amendment
Guarantees basic freedoms of speech, press, religion, assembly & petition
2nd Amendment
Right to bear arms
2nd Amendment
Right to regulate a state militia
3rd Amendment
Citizens may not be forced to quarter troops in their homes, unless prescribed by law
4th Amendment
Protection against search & seizure
4th Amendment
Law enforcement officials may not conduct a legal search without a warrant obtained with probable cause
5th Amendment
Protection of the rights of the accused
5th Amendment
Protection against double jeopardy
5th Amendment
Protection against self-incrimination
6th Amendment
Right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury
6th Amendment
Individuals have a right to legal representation
7th Amendment
Individuals have a right to a jury trial in civil cases
8th Amendment
Protection against cruel and unusual punishment or excessive bail
9th Amendment
Civil rights are guaranteed and reserved to the people that may not be listed in the Constitution
10th Amendment
States reserve powers that are not specifically delegated to the national government by the Constitution
11th Amendment
States cannot be sued by residents of another state or foreign country
12th Amendment
Process by which Vice Presidents are elected
13th Amendment
People may not be placed into slavery or involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime
14th Amendment
Definition of American citizenship
14th Amendment
Extension of due process protection for all individuals, regardless of race
15th Amendment
Individuals may not be denied the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude
16th Amendment
Congress may impose an income tax
17th Amendment
Senators are chosen by direct election from the people
18th Amendment
Prohibition of the making, selling, transporting, importing or exporting of alcoholic beverages
19th Amendment
Citizens may not be denied the right to vote on account of their gender
20th Amendment
Lame Duck Amendment
21st Amendment
Repeal of the 18th Amendment
21st Amendment
End of prohibition
22nd Amendment
Presidents are limited to two terms in office
23rd Amendment
Washington D.C. is awarded 3 electoral votes in the Electoral College
24th Amendment
Government cannot charge a poll tax in exchange for the right to vote
25th Amendment
Order of presidential succession in times of injury or death
25th Amendment
Procedures for dealing with temporary Presidential disability
26th Amendment
Voting rights are extended to citizens 18 and older
26th Amendment
Voting age is lowered from 21 to 18.
27th Amendment
Congressional pay amendment
27th Amendment
Congressional pay raises only take effect after an individual has been re-elected

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