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amendments

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Transcript of amendments

THE FIRST AMENDMENT THE AMENDMENTS The first amendment is about the freedom of speech. So we can say what we want. The congress can NOT make laws or disrespect someones religion. The government and religion must
be separate. THE SECOND AMENDMENT BEAR ARMS Means that you can have weapons
in your house. So you can protect yourself and your family. Also you can join with others who are armed. 3 Amendment Freedom in your own home No troops can come into our
home, except during war in our
country . 4 Amendment Freedom of search
and seizure Police are limited in who they can
arrest and what they can search. 5 Amendment Due Process The government must follow very
strict procedures and citizens are
protected from the government taking
their property. Criminal defendants don't have to testify in their trial, or speak to police. 6 Amendment Criminal proceedings Defendants in a criminal trial
have the e to an attorney (lawyer)
even if they can't afford one,
and the trial must take place
within certain time limits. 7 Amendment Trial by jury All criminal trials and all
civil trials about more than
$20 shall be decided by a jury
of peers. 8 Amendment Right to bail Defendants have a right to bail
and are protected from cruel and
unusual punishment. 9 Amendment Protection of rights The Amendments aren't the only
rights that citizens have. 10 Amendments State rights The states can also have their
own Constitution, and delegate
rights to the people. 11 Amendment (1795) Sovereign immunity The states are protected from lawsuits
by other states and countries. 12 Amendment (1804) The Electoral college The President and Vice President
are elected by representatives from
each state and Washington D.C. 13 Amendment (1865) No more slavery Slavery is now against the law! 14 Amendment (1868) Civil war
Due process Former slaves became
citizens and the states
must follow the Bill of Rights. 15 Amendment (1870) The states must allow african americans to vote The federal government can in forces this 16 Amendment (1913) Taxes Congress can make laws
and the government can require
people to pay taxes. 17 Amendment (1913) Senators The US Senate shall have two
Senators with 6 year terms. 18 Amendment (1919) Repealed Alcohol was illegal 19 Amendment (1920) Women can vote 20 Amendment (1933) Elections Dates of federal elections and
the Vise President becomes President
if the President dies. 21 Amendment (1933) Repeals the 18 Alcohol is legal again. 22 Amendment (1951) Term limits Presidents are limited to
two terms. 23 Amendment (1961) Washington D.C can vote Washington D.C gets electors in
the Electoral College 24 Amendment (1964) No taxes on vote No one has to pay to vote. 25 Amendment (1967) Succession to the
Presidency Who becomes President if the
Vise President can't. 26 Amendment (1971) Voting age Sets the voting age to 18
yrs old. 27 Amendment (1992) Congressional salaries The pay of congress members
can not be raised until the election
after the pay raise is pasted The first 10 Amendments were
in1791
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