Amendments to the Constitution

  1. Amendment 1
    Freedom of religion, speech, and the press. Right to gather peaceably and ask the government for help.
  2. Amendment 2
    Right to own guns and maintain state militias.
  3. Amendment 3
    No forced housing of soldiers in private homes.
  4. Amendment 4
    Law enforcement needs to have a good reason, and in most cases a warrant, to search and seize people's properties.
  5. Amendment 5
    Right to trial by jury, due process, and to remain silent. No person can be tried more than once for the same crime, and the government must pay fair prices for the land it needs.
  6. Amendment 6
    Right to a speedy trial by jury,, to have a lawyer, to know why arrested, to question witnesses testifying against the accused, and to urge witnesses to testify on behalf of the accused.
  7. Amendment 7
    Right to trial by jury in noncriminal/civil cases involving more than $20.
  8. Amendment 8
    Protects from unfair bail, excessively high fines, and cruel and unusual punishment.
  9. Amendment 9
    People have other basic rights not specifically listed in the Constitution.
  10. Amendment 10
    The states and people retain powers not specifically listed or forbidden in the Constitution.
  11. Amendment 11 (1795)
    No state can be sued in federal court or by a resident of another state or foreign country.
  12. Amendment 12 (1804)
    Candidates for President and Vice-President are elected by the electoral college.
  13. Amendment 13 (1865)
    Slavery was abolished.
  14. Amendment 14 (1868)
    All laws must be equally applied to all U.S. citizens. Life, liberty, and property cannot be taken away unfairly (guarantees due process.)
  15. Amendment 15 (1870)
    The right to vote cannot be withheld based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  16. Amendment 16 (1913)
    Allows Congress to collect personal income taxes.
  17. Amendment 17 (1913)
    Senators are elected directly by the people.
  18. Amendment 18 (1919)
    Making, selling, and shipping of liquor is prohibited. ( Repealed by the 21st amendment)
  19. Amendment 19 (1920)
    Gave women the right to vote.
  20. Amendment 20 (1933)
    Dictates the terms of office of Congress, the President, and the Vice-President.
  21. Amendment 21 (1933)
    Removed the federal ban (amendment 18) on manufacturing, selling, and shipping of liquor.
  22. Amendment 22 (1951)
    The President may serve only two terms.
  23. Amendment 23 (1961)
    District of Columbia citizens may vote in presidential elections. They may not vote for members of Congress.
  24. Amendment 24 (1964)
    Disallowed poll taxes.
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Amendments to the Constitution
list of amendments to the constitution.