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1
Name the provisions of the

1st Amendment

  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom to peaceful assembly
  • freedom of the press
  • freedom to petition the government

2
Name the provisions of the

2nd Amendment

right to bare arms

3
Name the provisions of the

3rd Amendment

soldiers may not be quartered in a citizen's home in peacetime without the owner's consent

4
Name the provisions of the

4th Amendment

  • no unreasonable searches
  • no seizures without a specific warrant

5
Name the provisions of the

5th Amendment

  • right to due process of law
  • right not to incriminate oneself
  • right to a Grand Jury, etc.

6
Name the provisions of the

6th Amendment

  • right to a speedy and public trial
  • right to know the allegations against oneself
  • right to a lawyer, etc.

7
Name the provisions of the

7th Amendment

a jury trial for lawsuits involving
more than $20

8
Name the provisions of the

8th Amendment

  • no excessive bail or fines
  • no cruel and unusual punishment

9
Name the provisions of the

9th Amendment

rights listed in the Constitution cannot be used to deny other rights simply because they are not explicitly listed

10
Name the provisions of the

10th Amendment

rights not explicitly given to the federal government revert to the states or the people

11
Name the provisions of the

11th Amendment

states cannot be sued by citizens of other states or of foreign countries

12
Name the provisions of the

12th Amendment

  • separate ballots for vice president and president
  • in the event of an electoral vote tie, the House chooses the president and the Senate chooses the vice president, etc.
  • (In modern elections, a running mate is usually selected instead.)

13
Name the provisions of the

13th Amendment

abolished slavery

14
Name the provisions of the

14th Amendment

  • any person born or naturalized in the United States is a U.S. citizen (including, notably, ex-slaves)
  • no state may deny a U.S. citizen due process or equal protection under the law, etc.

15
Name the provisions of the

15th Amendment

allows people to vote regardless of race, color, or any previous condition of servitude (being a slave)

16
Name the provisions of the

16th Amendment

right of the federal government to directly tax a citizen's income

17
Name the provisions of the

17th Amendment

the people (not their legislatures) elect their state's senators

18
Name the provisions of the

18th Amendment

Prohibition of alcohol

(making or selling liquor is illegal)

19
Name the provisions of the

19th Amendment

women gain the right to vote

20
Name the provisions of the

20th Amendment

  • the president and vice president end their term on January 20th
  • members of Congress end their term on January 3rd


known as the Lame Duck Amendment

21
Name the provisions of the

21st Amendment

repeals the 18th Amendment
(making and selling liquor is legal again)

22
Name the provisions of the

22nd Amendment

  • no president may serve more than two terms
  • any unelected president who has served more than two years may only run for one additional term

23
Name the provisions of the

23rd Amendment

Washington D.C. can vote for President, with a number of  electoral votes not more than the number controlled by the least populous state

24
Name the provisions of the

24th Amendment

abolished poll taxes for federal elections

25
Name the provisions of the

25th Amendment

If the president resigns or dies, the vice president becomes president

  • the new president nominates a vice president
  • an ailing president can submit a letter to give special powers to the vice president until he is able to resume, etc.

26
Name the provisions of the

26th Amendment

right to vote given to those 18
years and older

(voting ages had previously been determined by the states, and were often higher than 18)

27
Name the provisions of the

27th Amendment

no increase or decrease in compensation for the Congress can take effect until a new term

28
Name the Amendment:

right to bear arms

2nd Amendment

29
Name the Amendment:

soldiers may not be quartered in a citizen's home in peacetime without the owner's consent

3rd Amendment

30
Name the Amendment:

  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom to peaceful assembly
  • freedom of the press
  • freedom to petition the government

1st Amendment