Remembering the Amendments

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Remembering the Amendments

  1. 1. Amendments A Review
  2. 2. First Amendment Religion, Assembly, Press, Petition, Speech; But How do I remember it??? the FIRST thing you do is learn how to SPEAK And RAPPS
  3. 3. Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms But How do I remember it??? A bear has TWO ARMS
  4. 4. Third Amendment No quartering of troops unless there is a war. Not here But How do I remember it??? Three’s a CROWD
  5. 5. Forth Amendment No search without a warrant But How do I remember it??? We searched 4 a WARRANT.
  6. 6. Fifth Amendment Due process and protection of property; The right to remain silent But How do I remember it??? I plead the 5th
  7. 7. Sixth Amendment Fair and speedy trial But How do I remember it??? SPEEDY
  8. 8. Seventh Amendment Right to a jury trial in civil cases But How do I remember it??? Seven is your lucky number for justice by a jury.
  9. 9. Eighth Amendment No cruel and unusual punishment; But How do I remember it??? EIGHT says you can’t “ATE” me.
  10. 10. Ninth Amendment Rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution should not be assumed not to exist But How do I remember it??? #9 Says more rights are MINE The 9 looks like a P written backward. P stands for POWER to the PEOPLE
  11. 11. Tenth Amendment Rights of the states But How do I remember it??? There are 10 Amendment rights, Amendment 10 gives rights to the states.
  12. 12. Eleventh Amendment Sovereign immunity Immunity of states to foreign suits But How do I remember it??? The 1’s are equal and so are the states. So they can’t sue each other.
  13. 13. Twelfth Amendment Revision of presidential election procedures But How do I remember it??? The 1, 2 position President is #1, and the Vice President is #2
  14. 14. Thirteenth Amendment Slavery abolished But How do I remember it??? 13 is an unlucky number, but a lucky one if you are a slave
  15. 15. Fourteenth Amendment Citizenship, state due process, state equal protection But How do I remember it??? 13 freed the slaves, 14 made them a citizen
  16. 16. Fifteenth Amendment Every Man Can Vote But How do I remember it??? Every Man Can Vote (15 letters in this phrase)
  17. 17. Sixteenth Amendment Pay income tax But How do I remember it???
  18. 18. Seventeenth Amendment Two senators are elected by the people for each state But How do I remember it??? senators are elected, too
  19. 19. Eighteenth Amendment Prohibition But How do I remember it??? Your 18, You Can’t Drink
  20. 20. Nineteenth Amendment Women's vote But How do I remember it??? At 19 you’re a woman, so you can VOTE
  21. 21. Twentieth Amendment Term Commencement for congress But How do I remember it??? President starts work on the 20th of January, and Congress on the 3rd
  22. 22. Twenty-first Amendment Prohibition repealed. But How do I remember it??? At 21, You Can Drink
  23. 23. Twenty-second Amendment Presidential terms But How do I remember it??? 2-2 president can serve 2 terms
  24. 24. Twenty-third Amendment Representation of Washington, D.C. in Electoral College But How do I remember it??? Washingtonians can VOTE!
  25. 25. Twenty-Fourth Amendment Poll Taxes Abolished But How do I remember it??? Poll rhymes with Toll. You pay money at a TOLL bridge, so 24 takes away the Toll (money) at the Poll. The POLL is TOLL free.
  26. 26. Twenty-Fifth Amendment Presidential disabilities But How do I remember it??? Sets a line of succession for when Presidents resign or pass away.
  27. 27. Twenty-Sixth Amendment Voting age lowered to 18) But How do I remember it??? The right for18-year-olds to vote was confirmed. 2+6=8 teen can vote
  28. 28. Twenty-Seventh Amendment Variance of congressional compensation But How do I remember it??? Congress gets a pay raise. 27 is the last amendment and a pay raise for congress the LAST thing we want.

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