US Constitution Amendments
The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the USA. It has been in use since 1789. Since then, it has been amended 27 times. Here is a list containing all of the amendments.
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|Amendment Number||Date ratified||Summary|
|1||December 15, 1791||Protects freedom of religion, speech, press, and right to assemble|
|2||December 15, 1791||Protects right to keep and bear arms|
|3||December 15, 1791||Prohibits quartering of soldiers without owner's consent|
|4||December 15, 1791||Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures|
|5||December 15, 1791||Prohibits forcing people to bear witness against themselves|
|6||December 15, 1791||Protects right to a speedy and fair trial|
|7||December 15, 1791||Protects right of trial by jury|
|8||December 15, 1791||Prohibits excessive fines as well as cruel and unusual punishment.|
|9||December 15, 1791||Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution|
|10||December 15, 1791||Limits powers of federal government to what is written in the Constitution|
|11||February 7, 1795||Protects states from suits from out of state citizens|
|12||June 15, 1804||Revised Electoral College process of electing President and Vice President|
|13||December 6, 1865||Prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment of a crime|
|14||July 9, 1868||Protects citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws|
|15||February 3, 1870||Prohibits denial of vote based on race, color or previous servitude|
|16||February 3, 1913||Allows Congress to levy an income tax|
|17||April 8, 1913||Establishes popular election of US Senators by citizens|
|18||January 16, 1919||Prohibited manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol|
|19||August 18, 1920||Prohibits denial of vote based on sex|
|20||January 23, 1933||Changed dates of the beginning of terms for President and Vice President, as well as for Congress members|
|21||December 5, 1933||Repealed prohibition of alcohol (18th amendement)|
|22||February 27, 1951||Limits number of terms as Presidents to two|
|23||March 29, 1961||Grants residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote for President|
|24||January 23, 1964||Prohibits the denial of vote due to non-payment of any tax|
|25||February 10, 1967||Establishes rules for sucession to the Presidency|
|26||July 1, 1971||Lowered voting age from 21 to 18. Prohibits denial to vote based on age for people at least 18 years old|
|27||May 7, 1992||Delays any law affecting Congress compenastion from taking place until the next congressional term of office|