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amendment - federal crime to deny the right to vote based on race, color, previous servitude
15th
(1) Popular sovereignity
(2) Separation of powers
(3) Federalism
(4) Limited government
(5) Checks and balances
(6) Republicanism
basic principals of government
amendment-clearified the process of determining the president if there is a tie in the Electoral College
12th
Constitution amendments can be proposed by
Congress or national convention
How did the 26ht amendment change the legal voting age?
lowered it from 21 to 18
amendment which abolished slavery
13th
Naturalized citizen
completed legal process for becoming a U.S. citizen
amendment which clearified presidential succession
20th
The Bill of Rights guarantees
(1)freedom of speech
(2)protection against the abuse of power
amendment which was a result of Vietnam war and lowered age to vote to 18
26tth
amendment giving right to a speedy trial
6th
amendment saying powers not given to the Federal Government in the Constitution are saved for the states
10th
presidential checks
veto
make appointments
congressional checks
(1)override
(2)ratify treaties
(3)impeach
(4)appropriate (give money)
date of president's inaugration
Jan. 20
amendment
(1)covering Presidential
succession
(2) clause about what to do
if presidentis
alive but can't perform
duties
25th
amendment outlawing slavery in all of U.S.
13th
amendment saying no cruel and unusual punishment
8th
amendment giving right to an impartial jury
6th
amendment protecting our private property from being taken away with "just compensation" (paying for what it's worth)
5th
amendment saying in time of peace, soliders can't be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner (owner has to say it's okay to have soliders stay)
3rd
since 1789 there has been ___
changes in the Constitution
17
to search a person's house a police officer needs
a search warrant
amendment giving president a 2nd term
22nd
amendment giving women the right to vote
19th
amendment changing the date that president takes office
from Jan. 3 to Jan. 20th
20th
amendment giving right to lawyer
6th
amendment ending "Jim Crow Laws"

(FYI "Jim Crow Laws" attempted to keep Blacks from voting in 50's and 60's)
24th
amendment giving women the right to vote
19th
amendment protecting from double jeopardy
5th
amendment
(1)definted citizenship
(2)gave citizenshop to everyone born on U.S. soil
14th
amendment banned poll taxes
24th
amendment saying citizens must sue a state in a state court
11th
amendment saying you may have a jury trial where more tha $20.00 is at stake
7th
amendment saying
(1) a person has to be told all the charges against them
(2) person allowed to question all of the witnesses
6th
amendment protecting a witness from being a witness
against oneself
5th
amendment making U.S. a dry country
18th
amendment guarantees states right to have a well maintained militia
2nd
amendment protecting-
(1) freedom of speech
(2) freedom of assembly
(3) freedom of religion
1st
amendment saying pay raises voted by congress WON'T go into effect until AFTER the next election
27th
amendment cannot take away

(1)life
(2)liberty
(3)property

without DUE PROCESS
5th
amendment saying senators elected by a popular
vote*?

*(people voting directly)
17th
amendment saying rights of the people are not limited to those given in bill of rights
10th
amendment saying in order for vice president to take over-when the president is still alive-president's cabinent must declare him UNFIT FOR DUTY
25TH
amendment instituted* income tax


*put into effect
16th