Amendments to the Constitution<br />By: Catherine Barnett<br />
Overview<br />Amendments meant to restrict the national-not state government<br />First 10 amendments proposed on Septembe...
1st Amendment<br />Guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition<br />
2nd Amendment<br />Protects the right to bear arms<br />Originally for the Minute Men<br />State and Federal Government ca...
3rd Amendment<br />Protected civilians from oppression of British troops<br />Obsolete<br />
4th Amendment<br />Search and seizure<br />Protects: persons, houses, papers, and effects<br />Exclusions: probable cause,...
5th Amendment<br />Protection against self-incrimination<br />Protection against double jeopardy<br />
6th Amendment<br />Right to a speedy and public trial<br />Right to a jury<br />Right to an attorney<br />Right to know ch...
8th Amendment<br />Bail must not be excessive<br />Prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment<br />
13th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Slavery illegal in the United States
Forbids forced labor
Exceptions: punishments for crime, service on juries or in armed forces
Ratified: December 6, 1865</li></li></ul><li>15th Amendment<br />Gave right to vote to African Americans (previous slaves)...
18th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Prohibition Act
Banning intoxicating liquors
Making, selling, transporting, importing, or exporting became illegal in U.S.
Ratified: January 16, 1919</li></li></ul><li>19th Amendment<br />Gave equal voting rights to citizens not based on sex<br ...
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  1. 1. Amendments to the Constitution<br />By: Catherine Barnett<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Amendments meant to restrict the national-not state government<br />First 10 amendments proposed on September 25, 1789<br />Passed December 15, 1791<br />
  3. 3. 1st Amendment<br />Guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition<br />
  4. 4. 2nd Amendment<br />Protects the right to bear arms<br />Originally for the Minute Men<br />State and Federal Government can regulate<br />
  5. 5. 3rd Amendment<br />Protected civilians from oppression of British troops<br />Obsolete<br />
  6. 6. 4th Amendment<br />Search and seizure<br />Protects: persons, houses, papers, and effects<br />Exclusions: probable cause, oath or affirmation, and consent<br />
  7. 7. 5th Amendment<br />Protection against self-incrimination<br />Protection against double jeopardy<br />
  8. 8. 6th Amendment<br />Right to a speedy and public trial<br />Right to a jury<br />Right to an attorney<br />Right to know charges<br />
  9. 9. 8th Amendment<br />Bail must not be excessive<br />Prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment<br />
  10. 10. 13th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Slavery illegal in the United States
  11. 11. Forbids forced labor
  12. 12. Exceptions: punishments for crime, service on juries or in armed forces
  13. 13. Ratified: December 6, 1865</li></li></ul><li>15th Amendment<br />Gave right to vote to African Americans (previous slaves)<br />Ratified: February 3, 1870<br />
  14. 14. 18th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Prohibition Act
  15. 15. Banning intoxicating liquors
  16. 16. Making, selling, transporting, importing, or exporting became illegal in U.S.
  17. 17. Ratified: January 16, 1919</li></li></ul><li>19th Amendment<br />Gave equal voting rights to citizens not based on sex<br />Ratified: August 18, 1920<br />
  18. 18. 21stAmendment<br />Repealed the 18th amendment (prohibition)<br />Transportation, importation and distribution regulations to state<br />Ratified: December 5, 1933<br />
  19. 19. 22nd Amendment<br />Presidents elected to office may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms<br />Franklin D. Roosevelt served 4 terms<br />Ratified: February 27, 1951<br />
  20. 20. 26th Amendment<br />18 becomes the new minimum voting age<br />States may put the minimum voting age lower<br />Ratified: July 1, 1971<br />
  21. 21. Sources & Sites<br />Smith, Mary M. American Government. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993. 736-42. Print.<br />Pictures: (mourgefile.com)<br />http://mrg.bz/REds0l<br />http://mrg.bz/MFSiMb<br />http://mrg.bz/hasSgb<br />http://mrg.bz/TuKABY<br />http://mrg.bz/BkiEwO<br />http://mrg.bz/voBbiV<br />http://mrg.bz/zIBIYy<br />http://mrg.bz/W4iQvh<br />http://mrg.bz/yq42TG<br />http://mrg.bz/zwq18L<br />http://mrg.bz/eq0TLr<br />http://mrg.bz/2fraCb<br />http://mrg.bz/2fraCb<br />http://mrg.bz/qdCq8L<br />http://mrg.bz/qj3yiD<br />

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