Articles and Amendments of the U.S. Constitution

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Article 1Legislative Branch - how it is organized, its purpose (making laws), its parts (House and Senate).
Article 2Executive Branch - Presidential powers, duties, and rules of impeachment.
Article 3Judicial Branch - Federal courts and Judges, authority of courts, and rules of treason.
Article 4State powers - law making, law enforcement, relations between states.
Article 5Amending the Constitution.
Article 6Supremacy of the Government - authority of the U.S. shall be the Supreme law of the land; all public servants are bound to the court.
Article 7Ratification of the Constitution - only 9 states are needed to ratify the Constitution.


Bill of Rights (1-10).
Amendment 1Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition
Amendment 2Right to Bare Arms
Amendment 3Quartering Troops
Amendment 4Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
Amendment 5Protection against Double Jeopardy
Cannot be forced to testify against herself or himself
Right to be charged by Grand Jury
Amendment 6Right to a speedy trial by jury
Right to be told what crime accused of
Right to see and hear all witnesses
Right to a lawyer
Amendment 7Right to a jury in all civil cases
Amendment 8Forbids cruel and unusual punishment
Outlawed of excessive bail
Amendment 9Unnumbered Rights
Amendment 10Powers reserved to the states


Amendment 11Citizens cannot sue states in federal courts.
Amendment 12Changing the election process of the President and Vice-President. 1804.
Amendment 13Slavery is illegal in the United States. 1865.
Amendment 14Every person born in the USA is a citizen. An immigrant can become a naturalized citizen. 1868
Amendment 15All US male citizens have the right to vote. 1870.
Amendment 16Congress can tax income. 1913.
Amendment 17The people can elect US Senators. 1913.
Amendment 18Alcohol is illegal. (Prohibition). 1919.
Amendment 19All US female citizens have the right to vote. 1920.
Amendment 20The President is inaugurated in January. Congress begins to meet in January. 1933.
Amendment 21Alcohol is legal. Each state can make laws about making, selling, and drinking alcohol. 1933.
Amendment 22The President cannot serve for more than two terms. 1951.
Amendment 23The US Citizens in the District of Columbia have the right to vote for President. 1961.
Amendment 24It is illegal to make a citizen pay a voting fee or take a reading test to vote. 1964.
Amendment 25If the president dies or cannot serve, the vice-president becomes president. If both die, the Speaker of the House becomes president. 1967.
Amendment 26US citizens who are 18 years old or older have the right to vote. 1971.
Amendment 27Congress must limit when and how much its members are paid. 1992.

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