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1st

Protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press as well as the right to assemble and petition the government

2

2nd

Protects the right to bear arms

3

3rd

Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of wartime

4

4th

Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause

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5th

Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self incrimination and double jeopardy

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6th

Protects the right to have a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel

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7th

Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to the common law

8

8th

Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment

9

9th

Asserts the existence of unenumerated rights retained by the people

10

10th

Limits the power of the federal government to those delegated to it by the constitution

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11th

Immunity of states from suits from out of state citizens and foreigners not living within state borders

12

12th

Revises presidential election procedures

13

13th

Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime

14

14th

Defines citizenship, the due process clause, the equal protects clause, the equal protection clause, and deals with post civil war issues

15

15th

Prohibits the denial of suffrage base on rad, color or previous condition of servitude

16

16th

Allows the federal government to collect income tax

17

17th

Establishes the direct election of United States senators by popular vote

18

18th

Establishes prohibition of alcohol

19

19th

Establishes women's suffrage

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20th

Fixes the dates of term commencements for congress (January 3) and the president (January 20); known as the lame duck amendment

21

21st

Repeals the 18th amendment

22

22nd

Limits the president to two terms or a maximum of 10 years (if a Vice President serves not more than one half of a presidents term, he/she can be elected to a further two terms

23

23rd

Provides for representation of Washington DC in the electoral college

24

24th

Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non payment of poll taxes

25

25th

Defines the process of presidential succession

26

26th

Establishes the official voting at to be 18 years old

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27th

Prevents laws affecting congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of congress