Amendments Amendments Amendments Amendments Amendments 1 2 5 3 4 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 National Prohibition (No Alcohol) 18th Remember: At one time, in some states, people could drink alcohol, but today you can’t drink at 18. Five Freedoms Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly and Petition 1st “Lame Duck” amendment or Presidential Terms 20th Remember: The 20th Amendment states that the President will start his term on January 20th and Congress will start January 3rd. Right to vote cannot be denied because of race (slaves) 15th One of the three Civil War Amendments, starting with the 13th Right to speedy and public trial Right to confront witnesses Right to get witnesses Right to a lawyer 6th Election of President and Vicepresident One ballot for President One ballot for Vice-president 12th Remember: The 12th Amendment deals with how the #1 and #2 leaders will be elected Don’t have to house soldiers during peacetime 3rd Congress can’t raise their pay during their sessions 27th This was originally one of the first 10 amendments submitted to the states in 1789, but the states didn’t ratify it. A sophomore in college in 1982 wrote a paper stating it was possible for it to still become an amendment, and it did. Poll taxes abolished 24th Remember: 2,4,6,8 no more poll tax at the gate. Income taxes allowed 16th Remember: When you are 16, you get your driver’s license, get a job, get your first check, and get a lot of money taken out of it for Income tax. Right to bear arms 2nd Remember: You can make a gun with two fingers. Powers reserved to the people 9th Remember: A nine can look like a person, and it is individual people that benefit from this amendment. It states that not all of the people’s rights are stated in the Constitution, and just because the Constitution didn’t mention all the rights of the people, there are still rights not listed that belong to the people. Right to a jury in a Civil Trial 7th Remember: Seven and Civil both have the S sound. Also the 6th and the 7th amendment both deal with jury trials. Two term limits for President or 10 years maximum time in office 22nd Remember: Two terms 22 1. All people born or naturalized in the U.S. are citizens 2. Due process of law applies to States 3. Representation in Congress will be reduced if states do not let Freedmen vote 14th Slavery is abolished 13th Remember 1st of the three Civil War Amendments Women get the right to vote 19th Remember: Women worked hard to get the 18th Amendment passed and this was part of their reward so it is the next amendment. Search and Seizures 4th Remember: Search for (4) something Powers reserved to the States 10th Remember: 9th dealt with rights of the people, and the 10th deals with the rights of the states and the people Voting age lowered to18 26th Senators are elected by the people, not by state legislators 17th One of the progressive movement amendments. The 16th Amendment was the first and the 19th is the last Prohibition is repealed (can have alcohol again) 21st Remember: You can drink now when you are 21. Rights of Accused Persons No double jeopardy Can’t be a witness against yourself Private party can be taken with compensation 5th Remember: Hold up your hand and say, “Stop, I have rights” Presidential Disability and Succession 25th Remember: Presidential electors for the District of Columbia District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes 23rd Remember: D.C. 23 OR The 23rd Amendment gave the people the right 2 vote and gave 3 electors to do it.