Amendments Quiz

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1st
Freedom of religion.

2nd
Right to bear arms.

3rd
Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime.


4th
searches and seizures (search warrant)

5th
(1) No Self-Incrimination
(2) No Double Jeopardy
(3) No deprivation of life liberty or property without “due process of law” (fair treatment)

6th
You have the right to a speedy trial.

7th
Right to jury in civil trials.

8th
Government cannot inflict cruel and unusual punishment.

9th
rights retained by the people, that some rights were not listed out

10th
federal government has only those powers specifically granted by the Constitution.

11th
One State cannot be sued by another state

12th
separation of votes for President and Vice President

13th
Abolished slavery.

14th
(1) All persons born in the U.S. are citizens; (2) no person can be deprived of life, liberty or property without DUE PROCESS OF LAW; (3) no state can deprive a person of EQUAL PROTECTION of the laws.

15th
States cannot deny any person the right to vote because of race.

16th
Power of Congress to tax income

17th
Established the direct election of senators (instead of being chosen by state legislatures)

18th
Prohibition of alcohol

19th
States cannot deny the right to vote based on gender

20th
Congress begins on January 30th; President starts on January 20th
“Lame-duck” Amendment

21st
Repeal of Prohibition

22nd
Limits the president to two terms or 10 years.

23rd
Gives Washington DC electoral college votes as if it were a state (DC still has no representation in Congress)

24th
Abolishes poll taxes

25th
(1) Succession of VP if president dies or become incapable to do his job.(2) if there is no VP, president must appoint one, and congress must approve

26th
States cannot deny the right to vote based on age (18+)

27th
congressional pay raises are not begun until the next election
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