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Protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government
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Protects the right to keep and bear arms
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Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of war time
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Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause
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Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
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Protects the right to have a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel
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Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law
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Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
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Asserts the existence of unenumerated rights retained by the people
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Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution
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(1795) Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity
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(1804) Revises presidential election procedures
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(1865) Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
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(1868) Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues
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(1913) Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
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(1913) Allows the federal government to collect income tax
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(1913) Requires senators to be directly elected
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(1920) Establishes Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by Twenty-first Amendment)
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(1913) Allows the federal government to collect income tax
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(1933) "lame duck amendment" (Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress the President)
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(1933) Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment
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(1951) Limits the president to two terms, or a maximum of 10 years (i.e., if a Vice President serves not more than one half of a President's term, they can be elected to a further two terms)
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(1961) Provides for representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College
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(1964) Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes
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(1967) Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession
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(1971) Establishes 18 as the national voting age
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(1992) Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress