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The oath taken by the President of the United States
Article II
(Article 2)
The only amendment ever passed to overturn an earlier amendment
Amendment XXI
(Amendment 21)
Reduces the number of members a state had in the House of Representatives if it denied its citizens the right to vote
Amendment XIV
(Amendment 14)
Amendments which protect the rights of the accused
Amendments V, VI, VII, VIII
(Amendments 5, 6, 7, 8)
Protects individuals against "double jeopardy"
Amendment V
(Amendment 5)
Amendments which limit the powers of the federal government
Amendments I-X, Bill of Rights
(Amendments 1-10)
Established that the Constitution, laws passed by Congress, and treaties of the United States "shall be the supreme law of the Land"
Article VI
(Article 6)
Placed the Vice President of the United States as President of the Senate
Article I
(Aricle 1)
Protects individuals from being compelled to be a witness against himself in any criminal case
Amendment V
(Amendment 5)
Called for the prohibition of intoxicating liquors
Amendment XVIII
(Amendment 18)
Protects against unreasonable searches and seizures
Amendment IV
(Amendment 4)
Set procedures for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice-president
Amendment XXV
(Amendment 25)
Provides for the Electoral College to use separate ballots in voting for president and vice-president
Amendment XII
(Amendment 12)
Gives Congress power to admit new states and sets basic guidelines for applying for statehood
Article IV
(Article 4)
Requires the accused to have the assistance of counsel for his defense
Amendment VI
(Amendment 6)
Allows citizens living in Washington DC to vote for president and vice president
Amendment XXIII
(Amendment 23)
Gave Congress power to lay and collect taxes on incomes
Amendment XVI
(Amendment 16)
Guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms
Amendment II
(Amendment 2)
Prohibited the government from denying a person's right to vote on the basis of race (didn't prohibit use of poll taxes and literacy tests)
Amendment XV
(Amendment 15)
This article set up the legislative branch of the national government
Article I
(Article 1)
Requires probable caue to issue warrants
Amendment IV
(Amendment 4)
Calls for the terms of President and Vice-President to end at noon on the 20th day of January
Amendment XX
(Amendment 20)
Prevents the government from claiming that the only rights people have are those listed in the Bill of Rights
Amendment XIV
(Amendment 9)
Established that senators were to be chosen by the legislators of their own states (later changed)
Article I
(Article 1)
Prohibits a state from depriving any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
Amendment XIV
(Amendment 14)
Established the power of impeachment
Article II
(Article 2)
Guarantees the right to petetion the govbernment for a redress of grievances
Amendment I
(Amendment 1)
Repealed the eighteth amendment
Amendment XXI
(Amendment 21)
Makes congressional pay raises effective during the term following their passage
Amendment XXVII
(Amendment 27)
Explains how the Constitution can be amended or changed
Article V
(Article 5)
Protects the states and the people from the federal government
Amendment X
(Amendment 10)
Forbid the government from forcing the people to quarter soldiers
Amendment III
(Amendment 3)
This article set up the executive branch
Article II
(Article 2)
Protects the accused against cruel and unusual punishment
Amendment VIII
(Amendment 8)
Addresses ratification and states that the Constitution would take effect after it ws ratified by nine states
Article VII
(Article 7)
Guarantees all accused of a crime the right oto a speedy and public trial
Amendment VI
(Amendment 6)
Limits presidents to a maximum of two elected terms
Amendment XXII
(Amendment 22)
Guarantees freedom of speech, press, and the right ot peaceably assemble
Amendment I
(Amendment 1)
Introduces the Constitution and sets forth the general purposes for which the government was established
Preamble
This article sets up the judicial branch
Article III
(Article 3)
Provides that if the president-elect dies before taking office, the vice president-elect becomes president
Amendment XX
(Amendment 20)
Makes illegal slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where the party has been convicted
Amendment XIII
(Amendment 8)
Established the number of representatives from each state would be based on the size of the state's population
Article I
(Article 1)
Prohibits poll taxes in federal elections
Amendment XXIV
(Amendment 24)
Lowered the voting age in both federal and state elections to 18
Amendment XXVI
(Amendment 26)
Guaranteed voting rights could not be denied by any state on account of sex
Amendment XIX
(Amendment 19)
Established a process for the vice president to take over leadership of the nation when a president is disabled
Amendment XXV
(Amendment 25)
Allows for two senators from each state to be elected by the people
Amendment XVII
(Amendment 17)