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The 27 amendments of the US constitution
Transcript of The 27 amendments of the US constitution
This amendment protects against "unreasonable search and seizure". This means people are protected against having their home and personal property from being searched or confiscated
The seventh amendment basically states that everyone has the right to a trial by jury. Meaning, a person has the right to have their case heard by a jury.
The first amendment gives americans the freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition. This means americans have the right to express their own ideologies about the government. The right to practice any religion they please. The right to publish what they want. The right to gather in large groups in a public place. They also have the right to petition the government as a way of questioning.
The second amendment simply gives people the right to own a gun.
The fifth amendment limits police procedure and states the rights of the "criminally accused". This amendment ensures the person accused of a crime that they can not be tried twice for the same crime; in other words double jeopardy. It also gives the right to not be given an excessive bail and to be fairly compensated for any private property taken for public use. Lastly, it also states that the person being tried cannot be forced to testify against themselves.
The sixth amendment assures the right to a speedy and public trial. The right to a lawyer and an unbiased jury. Also, the trial needs to be held in the state that the crime was committed.
The third amendment assures the right to not be forced to house soldiers. This means no one can be forced by the government or the troops themselves to provide shelter and other needs to soldiers.
The eight amendment states that no person shall be given an excessive bail, unusual or cruel punishment, or be forced to pay excessive fines.
The ninth amendment states that the constitution gives the people rights not specifically stated in the constiution.
The tenth amendment states that any other rights not given to the government in the constitution are given to the state
The eleventh amendment simply says that a person from a state can't sue a different state for a crime not comitted in the other state. Meaning, if a crime was comitted in Arizona, then that person can't sue the state of California for that crime.
This amendment says that out of the two runners for president, the one with the most votes shall become president. If there happens to be a tie between them, then the house needs to chose the president.
This amendment basically states that slavery is now illegal and "involuntary servitude" is as well, unless given as the conviction of a crime according to the jurisdiction.
The fourteenth amendment states that anyone born in the US is a natural born citizen and their rights can't be taken away without due process of law. It also says that each state will be represented according to it's population. Lastly it ensures that no state has the right to deny a person protection from the law.
This amendment states that a person's right to vote can't be taken away due to the color of their skin, race, or their previous state of servitude.
This amendment says that congress has the right to set tax rates and collect without the approval of the states or the consideration of the census.
The seventeenth amendment says that every state in shall be represented in the senate by two people elected by their state to serve a term of six years.
This amendment was responsible for prohibition. This made liquor illegal and gives congress and any state the right to enforce this article by the right jurisdiction.
After a long fight for their right to vote, the nineteenth amendment gave women the right to vote. It states that the right of citizens to vote can't be denied judging by their sex.
This amendment explains that the president and vice president's term in office ends at noon on January 20th. Senators and representatives' terms end at noon on January 3rd. It also states that congress has to meet at least once a year and that day needs to be January 3rd unless a law is passed that states a different date.
This amendment repealed the eighteenth amendment and ended prohibition. This allowed liquor to be legal again.
The twenty-second amendment states that the presidency can only be served no more than twice and if the vice president serves the rest of the president's term, he can only be elected once to serve a term of his own
This amendment basically states that any citizen can't be denied the right to vote if they fail to pay any poll tax or any other tax.
If anything happens to the president such as death or removal from office, the vice president has to take his place. If there happens to not be a vice president, the vice president has to nominate who needs to win the majority vote in both the house and the senate
This amendment set the voting age to 18 and says the right to vote can't be denied to citizens 18 years of age or older.
The twenty-seventh amendment states that a senator or representative's salary can be changed until the house of representatives has an election and decides on the situation.
By Yesenia Pimentel