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1: Preamble | We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. | We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

2: The 27 amendments to the United States Constitution were created in order to give people protection of rights that could not be taken away from them at any point in time. All of the rules were created as a guideline on what the government of the United States can do and what it can not do. It protects American citizens from abusive government actions against them that could violate basic rights like religion and freedom of speech..

3: Protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government | AMENDMENT | 1st | Protects an individual's right to bear arms | Amendment | 2nd

4: Amendment | No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. | 3rd

5: Amendment | Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause | 4th

6: 5th | Amendment | Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy | 6th | Amendment | Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury, including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser, to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel

7: 7th | Amendment | Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases, according to common law | 8th | Amendment | Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment

8: Amendment | 9th

9: Any rights not explicitly listed are automatically given to the people.

10: 10th | Amendment | Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution

12: 11th | Amendment | When states sue other states, it automatically goes before the Supreme Court. Residents of one state cannot sue another state. Another country can't sue the US and vice versa.

13: 12th | Amendment | Creates a ticket for the presidency where the president and VP are elected together

14: 13th | Amendment | Abolishes slavery and gives congress the power to enforce abolition through legislation | 14th | Amendment | Defines citizens as people born in the US and prohibits the states from denying due process and equal protection under the law | 15th | Amendment | Voting rights will not be based on race, color, or previous servitude.

17: 16th | Amendment | Allows the federal government to collect income tax | 17th | Amendment | Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote | 18th | Amendment | Establishes prohibition of alcohol which was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment

18: 19th | Amendment | Establishes the right of women to vote and to run for office

19: 20th | Amendment | Moves the presidential inauguration from March to January 20

20: 21st | Amendment | Ends prohibition by repealing the 18th amendment and by prohibiting violations of state laws regarding alcohol

21: 22nd | Amendment | Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president. A person cannot be elected president more than twice. | 23rd | Amendment | Washington DC is not a state, but gets 3 electoral votes.

23: 25th | Amendment | defines the process of presidential succession | 26th | Amendment | Establishes the right to vote for those age 18 years or older

24: 27th | Amendment | Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary changes from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress

25: Works Cited | *"List of Amendments to the United States Constitution." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Mar. 2013. Web. *"Notes on the Amendments." - The U.S. Constitution Online. N.p., n.d. Web. *"Quizlet." All 27 Amendments to the Constitution Flashcards. N.p., n.d. Web. *"The Fight for Women's Suffrage." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. *"Why Were the 27 Amendments Made?" Why Were the 27 Amendments Made. N.p., n.d. Web.

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