The 27 Amendments

Timeline created by Tamara.G
  • The 1st Amendment

    Rights to Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition
  • The 2nd Amendment

    The right to bear arms (able to carry a firearm)
  • The 3rd Amendment

    Quartering of Soldiers (requiring the American colonies to pay the costs of British soldiers serving in the colonies and provide them with housing)
  • The 4th Amendment

    Search and Seizure (Authorities have the right to search and confiscate items with the right suspicion of a crime being committed)
  • The 5th Amendment

    Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process
  • The 6th Amendment

    Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions: Rights to Jury Trial, to Confront Opposing Witnesses and to Counsel
  • The 7th Amendment

    Jury Trial (a lawful proceeding in which a jury makes a decision or findings of fact)
  • The 8th Amendment

    Protections against Excessive Bail, Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  • The 9th Amendment

    Non-Enumerated Rights (Rights retained by the people that are not specifically mentioned in the Constitution)
  • The 10th Amendment

    Rights Reserved to States (Rights not granted to the national government)
  • The 11th Amendment

    Suits Against a State (Individuals cannot prosecute against one of the United States by citizens of another state)
  • The 12th Amendment

    Election of President and Vice-President
  • The 13th Amendment

    The 13th Amendment
    Abolition of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
  • The 14th Amendment

    -Protects rights against state infringements, defines citizenship
    -Prohibits states from interfering with privileges and immunities
    -Requires due process and equal protection
  • The 15th Amendment

    Voting Rights (prohibits the governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude")
  • The 16th Amendment

    Federal Income Tax (Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes)
  • The 17th Amendment

    Popular Election of Senators (popular election of United States Senators by the people of the states)
  • The 18th Amendment

    Prohibition (The outlawing of alcohol)
  • The 19th Amendment

    Women's Right to Vote
  • The 20th Amendment

    Commencement of Presidential Term and Succession (Set the dates at which federal government elected offices end, also outlines what happens if a president should happen to die)
  • The 21st Amendment

    Repeal of 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
  • The 22nd Amendment

    Two-Term Limitation on President (The same person can only be president for 2 four-year intervals)
  • The 23rd Amendment

    District of Columbia Presidential Vote (extends the right to vote in the presidential election to citizens residing in the District of Columbia by granting the District electors in the Electoral College)
  • The 24th Amendment

    Abolition of Poll Tax Requirement in Federal Elections
  • The 25th Amendment

    Presidential Vacancy, Disability and Inability (Should the President be unable to handle his position the Vice-President is to take over)
  • The 26th Amendment

    Right to Vote at Age 18 (the voting age is lowered to being 18 years old)
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    The Bill of Rights

    The ratification of the first 10 amendments
  • The 27th Amendment

    Congressional Compensation (prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives)