AMENDMENT 1: RELIGIOUS
AND POLITICAL FREEDOM
• Congress shall make
no law establishing a
religion, or prohibit free
exerci...
AMENDMENT 2: RIGHT
TO BEAR ARMS
• “A well-regulated
militia being
necessary to the
security of a free
state, the right of
...
AMENDMENT 3:
QUARTERING TROOPS
• “No soldier shall, in
time of peace, be
quartered in any
house without the
consent of the...
AMENDMENT 4:
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
• The right of people to
be secure in their
persons, houses,
papers and effects,
against u...
AMENDMENT 5: RIGHTS
OF ACCUSED PERSONS
• You don’t have to testify
against yourself in a court of
law (“Take the 5th
”),no...
AMENDMENT 6: RIGHT TO A
SPEEDY, PUBLIC TRIAL
• In all criminal cases, the
accused shall enjoy the right
to a speedy and pu...
AMENDMENT 7: TRIAL BY
JURY IN CIVIL CASES
• In civil cases
exceeding the
value of $20.00,
the right of trial by
jury shall...
AMENDMENT 8: LIMITS OF
FINES AND PUNISHMENT
• “Excessive bail shall
not be required, nor
excessive fines
imposed, nor crue...
AMENDMENT 9: RIGHTS
OF PEOPLE
• Citizens are entitled
to rights not listed in
the US Constitution
AMENDMENT 10: POWERS OF
STATES & PEOPLE
• “The powers not
delegated to the
United States by the
Constitution, nor
prohibit...
11th
Amendment
A citizen of one state can’t sue the government of another state
unless it is done in the state being sued....
12th
Amendment
Electoral College has separate ballots for President and Vice-President
Electoral College
Presidential Ball...
13th
Amendment
Abolished slavery!!!
14th
Amendment
Any one born in the U.S. is a citizen.
Me too?
And, we are all equally
protected by the law.
15th
Amendment
Voting rights could not be denied because of race or
color (or could it?).
Should I vote?
Or, do I feed my
...
16th
Amendment
The federal government can tax our income.
Great, all I need
is a bill from the
IRS!
Don’t you worry, we
kn...
17th
Amendment
Prior to the 17th
Amendment, the state legislatures chose the senators, but…
With the passage of the 17th
,...
18th
Amendment
This is known as prohibition.
See amendment 21.
19th
Amendment
Gives women the right to vote.
We finally have
suffrage rights.
20th
Amendment
Moves the presidential inauguration date from the month of March to January
20th
. This amendment is also k...
21st
Amendment
Prohibition ends, , alcohol is legal again.
Never
M
ind
Break out the Champaign!!!!
18th
repealed
22nd
Amendment
I know, I know,
George, I broke your
tradition of only
serving two terms
Franklin Roosevelt was elected fou...
23rd
Amendment
Citizens of Washington, D.C. (our U.S. Capital) receive
the right to vote in presidential elections. Washin...
24th
Amendment
OutlawsOutlaws Poll Taxes
Super!! Now I can
vote and feed my
family. One less
thing I have to pay.
25th
Amendment
Outlines procedures for the successionsuccession to the
presidency. The V.P. takes over as president if the...
26th
Amendments
I think it means we
can vote!!! But, wait
a minute, aren’t we
having a party on that
day.
27th
Amendment
Congress can give themselves a pay raise, but they
have to wait until after the next election before they
c...
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Amendments

  1. 1. AMENDMENT 1: RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL FREEDOM • Congress shall make no law establishing a religion, or prohibit free exercise thereof • Nor prohibit freedom of speech, or the press, or the right to peacefully assemble, or the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances
  2. 2. AMENDMENT 2: RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS • “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”
  3. 3. AMENDMENT 3: QUARTERING TROOPS • “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner prescribed by law.”
  4. 4. AMENDMENT 4: SEARCH AND SEIZURE • The right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated • No warrants without probable cause
  5. 5. AMENDMENT 5: RIGHTS OF ACCUSED PERSONS • You don’t have to testify against yourself in a court of law (“Take the 5th ”),nor can you be tried twice for the same crime (Double Jeopardy) • Due Process of law must be followed, including - • Grand Jury review of case Mark Fuhrman took the 5th at the O.J. trial Oliver North took the 5th at the Iran-Contra hearings North
  6. 6. AMENDMENT 6: RIGHT TO A SPEEDY, PUBLIC TRIAL • In all criminal cases, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury from where the crime was committed • The accused will be informed about the nature of the charges, be able to confront witnesses against him, shall be able to have witnesses support him, and shall have the services of a lawyer All accused persons have a right to be defended by an attorney
  7. 7. AMENDMENT 7: TRIAL BY JURY IN CIVIL CASES • In civil cases exceeding the value of $20.00, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved “A jury of your peers”
  8. 8. AMENDMENT 8: LIMITS OF FINES AND PUNISHMENT • “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” Tar and feathering The “Rack”
  9. 9. AMENDMENT 9: RIGHTS OF PEOPLE • Citizens are entitled to rights not listed in the US Constitution
  10. 10. AMENDMENT 10: POWERS OF STATES & PEOPLE • “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states . . . or to the people.”
  11. 11. 11th Amendment A citizen of one state can’t sue the government of another state unless it is done in the state being sued. Iowa, I’m going to sue you If you’re gonna sue Iowa, you gotta sue Iowa in Iowa.
  12. 12. 12th Amendment Electoral College has separate ballots for President and Vice-President Electoral College Presidential Ballot Electoral College Vice-Presidential Ballot  Obama  McCain  Biden  Palin
  13. 13. 13th Amendment Abolished slavery!!!
  14. 14. 14th Amendment Any one born in the U.S. is a citizen. Me too? And, we are all equally protected by the law.
  15. 15. 15th Amendment Voting rights could not be denied because of race or color (or could it?). Should I vote? Or, do I feed my family?
  16. 16. 16th Amendment The federal government can tax our income. Great, all I need is a bill from the IRS! Don’t you worry, we know how to spend YOURYOUR money better than you.
  17. 17. 17th Amendment Prior to the 17th Amendment, the state legislatures chose the senators, but… With the passage of the 17th , the PEOPLE directly elect their senators. Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley Tom Harkin
  18. 18. 18th Amendment This is known as prohibition. See amendment 21.
  19. 19. 19th Amendment Gives women the right to vote. We finally have suffrage rights.
  20. 20. 20th Amendment Moves the presidential inauguration date from the month of March to January 20th . This amendment is also known as the “Lame Duck” amendment.
  21. 21. 21st Amendment Prohibition ends, , alcohol is legal again. Never M ind Break out the Champaign!!!! 18th repealed
  22. 22. 22nd Amendment I know, I know, George, I broke your tradition of only serving two terms Franklin Roosevelt was elected four times, all presidents are now limited to two terms. 2 Terms, 2 Terms per president.
  23. 23. 23rd Amendment Citizens of Washington, D.C. (our U.S. Capital) receive the right to vote in presidential elections. Washington, D.C. is given 3 electoral votes. Bout time these folks can vote for the prez.
  24. 24. 24th Amendment OutlawsOutlaws Poll Taxes Super!! Now I can vote and feed my family. One less thing I have to pay.
  25. 25. 25th Amendment Outlines procedures for the successionsuccession to the presidency. The V.P. takes over as president if the president is unable to fulfill his/her job. Not to worry, I’m ready to step in if something happens to Barrack.
  26. 26. 26th Amendments I think it means we can vote!!! But, wait a minute, aren’t we having a party on that day.
  27. 27. 27th Amendment Congress can give themselves a pay raise, but they have to wait until after the next election before they can get it. You mean I can give myself a pay raise, but I’ll have to wait until after my reelection to get it. Mike McIntyre US Congressman, 4th District, Iowa

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