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1st amendment

Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion, right to Peaceful assembly, and to petition the Government

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2nd amendment

right to bear arms

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3rd amendment

No quartering of Soldiers

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4th amendment

Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures

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5th amendment

right to grand jury, indictment, no double jeopardy, freedom from self-incrimination, due process of law

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6th amendment

Right to a fair, speedy trial

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7th amendment

Right to a trial by jury in civil cases

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8th amendment

No cruel and unusual punishments, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

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9th amendment

Citizens entitled to rights not listed in the Constitution

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10th amendment

powers reserved to the States

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11th amendment

Prohibits citizens of one state or foreign country from suing another state.

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12 amendment

Constitutional amendment that created a seperate ballot for president and vice president.

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13th amendment

abolishes slavery in the U.S.

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14th amendment

This amendment declared that all persons born or naturalized in the United States were entitled equal rights regardless of their race, and that their rights were protected at both the state and national levels.

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15th amendment

citizens cannot be denied the right to vote because of race, color , or precious condition of servitude

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16th amendment

Amendment to the United States Constitution (1913) gave Congress the power to tax income.

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17th amendment

established the direct election of senators

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18th amendment

Prohibited the manufacture, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages

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19th amendment

gave women the right to vote

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20th amendment

reduce the amount of time between the election of the President and Congress and the beginning of their terms.

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21st amendment

repeal of prohibition

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22nd amendment

limits the number of terms a president may be elected to serve

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23rd amendment

gave residents of Washington DC the right to vote

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24th amendment

Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1964) eliminated the poll tax as a prerequisite to vote in national elections.

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25th amendment

clarifies an ambiguous provision of the Constitution regarding succession to the Presidency, and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.

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26th amendment

lowered the voting age to 18

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27th amendment

limits the power of congress to increase its own salaries