Outline of Constitutional Amendments
First Ten Amendments Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791
1. Every ciziten has the right to freedom of speech.
2. Every citizen has the right to bear arms.
3. No soldier in time of peace shall be quarted in a private citizens home
without the homeowners consent.
4. Personnal property cannot be searched without warrant.
5. No person must testify against themselves in court of law.
6. A defendant has the right to a fair and speedy trial.
7. Every trial has the right to a jury.
8. No excessive bail or cruel and unusual punishment shall be used against
a convicted criminal.
9. No one shall be denied their basic constitutional rights.
10. Power is to be retained by the states and people.
Ratified Feb. 7, 1795
11. A citizen from one state cannot sue another in court.
Ratified July 27, 1804
12. Electors will vote for president.
Ratified Dec. 6 1865
13. Slavery is hearby abolihsed.
Ratified July 9, 1868
14. Former slaves are now legal U.S. Citizens
Ratified Feb. 3, 1870
15. African Americans now have the right to vote.
Ratified Feb. 3, 1913
16. Congress shall have the power to lay taxes.
Ratified April 8, 1913
17. Power for electing Senators is taken from state to state.
Ratified Jan. 16, 1919
18. Prohibition - People cannot make, sell or transport liqour. (REPEALED)
Ratified Aug. 18 1920
19. Women can vote
Ratified Jan. 23 1933
20. Puts term limits on the president and congress.
Ratified Dec. 5, 1933
21. Repeal of Prohibition
Ratified Feb. 27, 1951
22. Limits President to two terms
Ratified Mar. 29, 1961
23. Women can vote in the District of Columbia
Ratified Jan 23, 1964
24. Give right to Americans to vote in Primarys for public officials.
Ratified Feb. 10, 1967
25. In case president cannot preform duties Vice-President takes over.
Ratified July 1, 1971
26. 18 year-olds have the right to vote.
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