Memorizing US Constitutional Amendments

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Here is a summary of the Amendments to the US Constitution to memorize.

List of US Constitutional Amendments

  • 1. Freedom of Religion, Assembly, Petition, Press, Opinion, and Speech
  • 2. The freedom to bear arms
  • 3. No military in your home except in war time
  • 4. No unreasonable searches or seizures
  • 5. The right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself, eminent domain, double jeopardy, "due process"
  • 6. The right to a speedy and public trial
  • 7. The right to a trial by jury in civil matters of $20 and over.
  • 8. The right to fair fines and bail. No cruel and unusual punishment
  • 9. Individual Rights. Rights that are not in the constitution are still rights delegated to citizens.
  • 10. State Rights. Any right not given in the constitution is delegated to the states to legislate.
  • 11. You cannot sue another state except with permission by that state's judicial system.
  • 12. The electoral college must have two separate elections for president and vice president
  • 13. Emancipation. All slaves are free.
  • 14. Foreign born citizens can vote
  • 15. All men get the right to vote - including ex-slaves
  • 16. The Federal Income Tax is established
  • 17. The people elect their own US senators
  • 18. Alcohol is prohibited
    • The age young US American would like to drink.
  • 19. Women get the right to vote
  • 20. January 20th is the day that a new president takes office
  • 21. It is no longer illegal to drink Alcohol. The 18th amendment is struck down.
    • The age young US Americans are allowed to drink.
  • 22. A president can only have 2 terms in office.
  • 23. Washington DC can vote for the president
  • 24. You may not charge people money so that they can register to vote.
  • 25. Lays down the rules for who becomes president if the president dies/resigns etc.
  • 26. You can vote at the age of 18.
  • 27. Congressmen cannot vote to give themselves a raise in the same term.