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amendment approval

ratification

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one of the way the founders provided for change in the constitution was to describe how to

amend the constitution

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the only method of amending the constitution that has been used to date is by

two third vote of each house

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first 10 amendments

bill of rights (ratified 1791)

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protects freedom of speech

first amendment

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based on probable cause

search warrant

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the purpose of the bill of rights is to protect rights of individual liberty and

the rights of persons accused of crimes

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this is asked for when a defendant cannot receive an impartial trial in the original location

change of venue

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how did the 21st amendment affect the 18th amendment

repealed it

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the 24th amendment helped some low income african americans to vote by

eliminating poll taxes

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what is ratify

to formally approve

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what are the 1st amendment freedoms

freedom of: speech, religion, the press, to petition the government, and to assemble peacefully

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what are arms

guns or weapons

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what are quartering troops

housing soldiers

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what is double jeopardy

one cannot be tried for the same crime 2x

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what is a criminal case

a court case involving a criminal act (crime)

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what is a civil case

a court case involving one or more parties suing one another ($ involved)

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what are reserved powers

the constitutional powers left to the states

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what is suffrage

the right to vote

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what is prohibition

to make illegal; prohibit

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what is lame duck

a congressman or president who is finishing up his/her term, but will soon be replaced by a new official

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when do congressional sessions begin

january 3rd at noon

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what is presidential succession

list of who will replace the president (president, vice president, house speaker, pres pro tem, sec of state)

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what is poll tax

a fee paid to vote

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what is repeal

to do away with

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amendments 13-15 were passed as a direct result of the _____________ war

civil

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amendment 14 says that no state can deny a person __________ process of law

due

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no state is allowed to make laws that deprive a citizen of full ___________ of the law

protection

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no one that has engaged in insurrection, or _____________, against the united state can hold a federal office

rebellion

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amendment 15 says all citizens have the right to _______

vote

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amendment 21 provides ________ of amendment 18

repeal

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amendment 17 is concerned with the election of

senators

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agreement between nations

treaty

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this action between heads of state does NOT require congressional approval

executive agreement