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    Amendments to the constitution pp Amendments to the constitution pp Presentation Transcript

    • Amendments to the Constitution
      By: Catherine Barnett
    • Overview
      Amendments meant to restrict the national-not state government
      First 10 amendments proposed on September 25, 1789
      Passed December 15, 1791
    • 1st Amendment
      Guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition
    • 2nd Amendment
      Protects the right to bear arms
      Originally for the Minute Men
      State and Federal Government can regulate
    • 3rd Amendment
      Protected civilians from oppression of British troops
      Obsolete
    • 4th Amendment
      Search and seizure
      Protects: persons, houses, papers, and effects
      Exclusions: probable cause, oath or affirmation, and consent
    • 5th Amendment
      Protection against self-incrimination
      Protection against double jeopardy
    • 6th Amendment
      Right to a speedy and public trial
      Right to a jury
      Right to an attorney
      Right to know charges
    • 8th Amendment
      Bail must not be excessive
      Prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment
    • 13th Amendment
      • Slavery illegal in the United States
      • Forbids forced labor
      • Exceptions: punishments for crime, service on juries or in armed forces
      • Ratified: December 6, 1865
    • 15th Amendment
      Gave right to vote to African Americans (previous slaves)
      Ratified: February 3, 1870
    • 18th Amendment
      • Prohibition Act
      • Banning intoxicating liquors
      • Making, selling, transporting, importing, or exporting became illegal in U.S.
      • Ratified: January 16, 1919
    • 19th Amendment
      Gave equal voting rights to citizens not based on sex
      Ratified: August 18, 1920
    • 21stAmendment
      Repealed the 18th amendment (prohibition)
      Transportation, importation and distribution regulations to state
      Ratified: December 5, 1933
    • 22nd Amendment
      Presidents elected to office may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms
      Franklin D. Roosevelt served 4 terms
      Ratified: February 27, 1951
    • 26th Amendment
      18 becomes the new minimum voting age
      States may put the minimum voting age lower
      Ratified: July 1, 1971
    • Sources & Sites
      Smith, Mary M. American Government. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993. 736-42. Print.
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