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APUSH, Constitutional Amendments

APUSH, Constitutional Amendments

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A short description of the main purposes of each of the 27 Constitutional amendments.
A short description of the main purposes of each of the 27 Constitutional amendments.

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Published by: Julie on Apr 25, 2010
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Constitutional Amendments 
Amendment I:Amendment I:Amendment I:Amendment I: reedom of religion, speech, press, and the right of petitionAmendment II:Amendment II:Amendment II:Amendment II: reedom to bear armsAmendment III:Amendment III:Amendment III:Amendment III: Troops cannot be quartered in private homes without consent of the owner (inpeacetime) and quartering is only permissible during war according to legal guidelinesAmendment IV:Amendment IV:Amendment IV:Amendment IV: reedom against unreasonable search or seizure; warrants must be issued only onprobable cause, with specifics as to what is being searched for Amendment V:Amendment V:Amendment V:Amendment V: reedom against double jeopardy (being tried twice for the same crime), provides for  just compensation when private property is taken for public use, and prevents one from being heldfor committing a crime prior to being indicted or being compelled to witness against oneself.Amendment VI:Amendment VI:Amendment VI:Amendment VI: Guarantees the right to a speedy trial and impartial jury; the accused are allowed toknow what they are charged with, to confront witnesses testifying against them, and to have alawyer Amendment VII:Amendment VII:Amendment VII:Amendment VII: A jury is guaranteed in federal civil court casesAmendment VIII:Amendment VIII:Amendment VIII:Amendment VIII: reedom against cruel and unusual punishment and excessive bail/finesAmendment IX:Amendment IX:Amendment IX:Amendment IX: Citizens have other rights that are not explicitly listed in the Constitution.Amendment X:Amendment X:Amendment X:Amendment X: Any power not delegated to the federal government belongs to the states or to thepeople.Amendment XIAmendment XIAmendment XIAmendment XI: The judicial power of the Supreme Court does not extend to lawsuits against a state.AmendmeAmendmeAmendmeAmendment XIInt XIInt XIInt XII: Provides for the current system of electing the president and vice president byelectors.Amendment XIII:Amendment XIII:Amendment XIII:Amendment XIII: Outlaws slaveryAmendment XIV:Amendment XIV:Amendment XIV:Amendment XIV: Redefines citizenship as anyone born or naturalized in the United States and has anumber of clauses dealing with ReconstructionAmendment XV:Amendment XV:Amendment XV:Amendment XV: Establishes the right of all citizens to vote (including the freedmen)Amendment XVI:Amendment XVI:Amendment XVI:Amendment XVI: Provides for the national income taxAmendment XVIIAmendment XVIIAmendment XVIIAmendment XVII: Defines the procedures for the election of Senators and electors

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