constitution amendments

Anthony Rozzel

1st amendment

gives right to press, religion, speech, peaceful assemble, and veto. without these rights there would be no news reports, your speech would be limited, you would not be able to protest unjustness or vote against a law, and reject proposal

2nd amendment

right to bear arms this was made to help defend yourself and your property with firearms. but this comes with limitations no automatic firearms. you will also need a license to carry one.

3rd amendment

protects from soldiers living in your home. without this soldiers can just walk in your home and live there. this is really appreciated because no one wants a soldier to come in there house and just decide he can eat all your food and sleep in your bed.

4th amendment

no illegal search or seizure of property. this means the police cannot search you without a warrant. so you don't have to worry about cops rolling in you house in the dead of the night trying to accuse you of a crime you didn't do.

5th amendment

right to remain silent, double jepordy, eminent domain, Due process, Grand jury. this amendment help you keep yourself from looking guilty. so may remain silent and not answer questions on arrest that could make you look guilty.

6th amendment

right to lawyer, fair trial, jury of peers, and question all witness against you. this helps you defend yourself in court. in court they're going to try to make you look guilty. so with the right to an lawyer you can get help in court from someone who knows the law.

7th amendment

Provides the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases. this create a process where you may prove innocence. and can't be sent straight to jail just because you were accused

8th amendment

forbids excessive fines, bail, and cruel and unusual punishment. this protects you from cruel and unusual punishment. basically, you won't have to worry about getting stoned for littering.

9th amendment

protects right not said in the amendments like rights to privacy. basic human right not addressed in amendments are protected.

10th amendment

protects the principle of federalism. basically dividing power of government between national government. and regional governments. this helps with separation of powers making it hard to get too much control.

11th amendment

Makes states immune from suits from out of state citizens. this helps you maintain a certain status in different states. like in you have a drivers license in north Carolina, you will not have to get another drivers license in another state just to drive there.

12th amendment

revises president election procedures. just keeps the way the president is elected the same so requirements don't change and not just anybody could be president.

13th amendment

abolishes slavery, pretty much self explanatory but this frees slaves and makes sure there will be no slaves in america.

14th amendment

defines citizenship deals with post civil war issues. deals with post civil war issues and contains privileges or immunities clause.

15th amendment

forbids denial of rights to based on race or religion. tries to create equality between races and give everyone same rights wether race or religion.

16th amendment

permits congress to collect income tax. allows government to places taxes this is one way government makes money but taxation is limited

17th amendment

establishes direct election of united states senators by popular vote. basically keeps election of senators by popular vote.

18th amendment

this is where prohibition comes in and prohibits sale or consumption of alcohol. it was treated like a drug.

19th amendment

gives women right to vote. women were not treated equally up until this point.

20th amendment

Changes the date on which the terms of the President and Vice President and Senators and Representatives end and begin. this just give president run times and makes sure they don't hold office too long.

21st amendment

repeals the 18th amendment. allows consumption and sale of alcohol back in the u.s.

22nd amendment

Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once.

23rd amendment

grants the number of electors in district of Columbia electoral college the needed. The number of electors being equal to the least populous state. this will make fair election. and an even number of votes.

24th amendment

prohibits revoking voting rights due to non payment poll tax. this is saying your voting right cannot be taken away from you because of payment to poll tax.

25th amendment

Addresses succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.

26th amendment

Prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens, eighteen years of age or older, to vote on account of age. this simply changes age requirement for voting to 18.

27th amendment

Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of representatives.