1. Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
    1st Amendment
  2. Protects the right to keep and bear arms.
    2nd Amendment
  3. Places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner's consent, prohibiting it during peacetime.
    3rd Amendment
  4. Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause as determined by a neutral judge or magistrate.
    4th Amendment
  5. Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy.
    5th Amendment
  6. Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnessesand to retain counsel.
    6th Amendment
  7. Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law.
    7th Amendment
  8. Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment.
    8th Amendment
  9. Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution.
    9th Amendment
  10. Reinforces the principle of federalism by stating that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the states or the people through the Constitution.
    10th Amendment
  11. Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
    11th Amendment
  12. Revises presidential election procedures.
    12th Amendment
  13. Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
    13th Amendment
  14. Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil Warissues.
    14th Amendment
  15. Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
    15th Amendment
  16. Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.
    16th Amendment
  17. Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote.
    17th Amendment
  18. Prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the United States.
    18th Amendment
  19. Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex.
    19th Amendment
  20. Changes the date on which the terms of the President and Vice President (January 20) and Senators and Representatives (January 3) end and begin.
    20th Amendment
  21. Repeals the 18th Amendment and prohibits the transportation or importation into the United States of alcohol for delivery or use.
    21st Amendment
  22. Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once.
    22nd Amendment
  23. Grants the District of Columbia electors (the number of electors being equal to the least populous state) in the Electoral College.
    23rd Amendment
  24. Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax or any other tax.
    24th Amendment
  25. Addresses 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.
    25th Amendment
  26. Prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens, eighteen years of age or older, to vote on account of age.
    26th Amendment
  27. Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of representatives.
    27th Amendment
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