The 27 Amendments- Simplified

Amendment 1

Freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petition.

Amendment 2

Right to bear arms.

Amendment 3

Citizens do not have to house soldiers.

Amendment 4

No unreasonable search or arrest.

Amendment 5

No double jeopardy or no witness against yourself.

Amendment 6

The right to a speedy and public trial

Amendment 7

The right to a jury trial in civil matters of $20 and over.

Amendment 8

No excessive bail or cruel punishment.

Amendment 9

People get rights not listed in Constitution.

Amendment 10

Any rights not given to federal government are given to the states and people.

Amendment 11

Individual cannot sue a state in a federal court.

Amendment 12

Separate ballots for President and Vice President.

Amendment 13

Abolish slavery.

Amendment 14

If you are born or naturalized in the U.S. then you are a citizen of the U.S.

Amendment 15

You cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed.

Amendment 16

Income tax.

Amendment 17

Popular election of U.S. Senators.

Amendment 18


Amendment 19

Women get the right to vote.

Amendment 20

President takes office on January 20th instead of March 4th.

Amendment 21

Repeal prohibition.

Amendment 22

President can only serve two terms.

Amendment 23

Washington D.C. residents can vote for president.

Amendment 24

Anti poll tax.

Amendment 25

Lays down the rules for who becomes president if the president dies/resigns etc.

Amendment 26

18 year olds get to vote.

Amendment 27

Congress cannot accept a pay raise until next term.