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Title: Amendments to the U.S. Constitution


1
Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
2
1st Amendment - 1789
  • Freedom of speech
  • Speak out without fear of persecution
  • Freedom of religion
  • Can be a part of any religious group dont have
    to be a part of any
  • Freedom of press
  • Protects journalists
  • Allows them to do their jobs give opinions that
    some may not like

3
1st Amendment
  • Freedom of assembly
  • Peacefully assemble
  • Freedom of petition
  • To say to the government This isnt not fair!

4
2nd Amendment
  • Citizens have the right to own guns.

5
3rd Amendment
  • Citizens do not have to house soldiers.

6
4th Amendment
  • In order to search someones things or person,
    the government must have probable cause.
  • Probable cause - legitimate reason or some type
    of proof.
  • In order to search, a court must issue a warrant.
  • Warrant permission to search

7
5th Amendment
  • You cant be put on trial for the exact same
    crime twice.
  • The government must follow correct procedures to
    accuse or search a person.
  • A person does not have to answer a question if it
    will make them look guilty
  • I plead the 5th!

8
6th Amendment
  • Any person who is accused of a crime should get a
    speedy trial by a jury.
  • That person can have a lawyer during the trial
    must be told what they are being accused of.
  • The person can call witnesses question the
    other sides witnesses.

9
7th Amendment
  • A trial jury is needed in civil cases.

10
8th Amendment
  • The government cannot require excessive bail or
    fines, or any cruel and unusual punishment.

11
9th Amendment
  • Says that the listing of individual rights in the
    Constitution Bill of Rights does not include
    all of the rights of the people the states.

12
10th Amendment
  • Any powers that the Constitution does not give to
    the United States belongs to the states and the
    people.
  • This does not include powers that the
    Constitution says the states cannot have.

13
11th Amendment - 1795
  • Immunity of states from lawsuits by out-of-state
    citizens foreigners not living within the state
    borders.

14
12th Amendment - 1804
  • Changed how Presidents ran for office.
  • Presidents Vice Presidents were voted for
    separately.

15
13th Amendment - 1865
  • Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall
    exist in the United States.

16
14th Amendment - 1868
  • Citizenship is given to ANYONE born in the United
    States.
  • Equal protection under the law
  • Eliminated 3/5ths Compromise

17
15th Amendment - 1870
  • All men were given the right to vote.

18
16th Amendment 1913
  • The federal government was given the right to tax
    our incomes.

19
17th Amendment - 1913
  • Direct election of Senators
  • People in the states would elect the Senators
    instead of them being appointed by the state
    legislatures

20
18th Amendment - 1919
  • Prohibition no making, selling, or purchasing
    alcohol.
  • Drinking???

21
19th Amendment - 1920
  • WOMEN were given the right to vote!!

22
20th Amendment - 1933
  • Moved the Presidential inauguration from March to
    January.

23
21st Amendment - 1933
  • Repealed the 18th Amendment
  • Allowed alcohol

24
22nd Amendment - 1951
  • Presidents can only be elected to two terms of
    office.

25
23rd Amendment - 1961
  • Washington, D.C. is given 3 votes in the
    Electoral College.
  • They can vote for President.

26
24th Amendment - 1964
  • Poll taxes are not allowed.

27
25th Amendment - 1967
  • If the President dies, the Vice President takes
    over.
  • Then he/she gets to select a new Vice President.

28
26th Amendment - 1971
  • 18 year olds can vote!

29
27th Amendment - 1992
  • Congress can give itself a raise, but it wont
    take effect until a new Congress starts.
  • New one every 2 years.
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