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Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble, and to petition.
Enumerates the right to keep and bear arms
No quartering of soldiers in private houses during peacetime. In a time of war, Congress can pass a law stating that soldiers should be quartered.
Interdiction of unreasonable Searches and seizures; search warrant is required to search belongings.
Protects against abuse of government authority in a legal procedure. Indictments; Due process; Self-incrimination; Double jeopardy, and rules for Eminent Domain.
Rights to a fair and speedy public trial, to notice of accusations, to confront the accuser, to subpoenas, to counsel.
Right to trial by jury in civil cases in which the value in controversy exceeds twenty dollars.
No excessive bail and fines or cruel and unusual punishment.
Unenumerated rights; sometimes defined as legal rights inferred from other legal rights that are codified by law institutions, such as in written constitutions, but are not themselves specifically coded or listed among existing written law.
Limits the powers of the Federal Government to only those specifically granted to it by the constitution.
Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
Revises Presidential election procedures (Electoral College).
Abolishes slavery and Involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
All persons born or naturalized in the US are citizens; can't be deprived of life, liberty, property without due process of law. Equal protection under the law. No elected government official shall engage in insurrection or rebellion.
Race, color, or previous condition of servitude shall not prohibit the right to vote to the citizens of the United States.
Allows federal income tax.
Direct election by the people of Senators.
Prohibition of Alcohol (Repealed by 21st amendment).
Federal recognition of women's suffrage - women are given the right to vote.
Term Commencement for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20). This amendment is also known as the lame duck amendment referring to an interval of legislative inactivity.
Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment; state and local prohibition of alcohol no longer required by law.
Limits the president to two terms of office.
Representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College.
The right of citizens to vote in any election shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
Deals with succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
Voting age nationally established at age 18.
Prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of the Congress from taking effect, until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives.
In the United States of America, the Bill of Rights is the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known.
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