Constitution Amendments Essay

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Constitution Amendments
Victor Sabani
ITT Technical Institute
September 30, 2014

Constitution Amendments There are twenty seven amendments to the U.S. constitution. The first ten amendments were done in 1791 (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). The first amendment, states the right to free speech (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Number two is for the right to bear arms (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Third says that no quartering of troops at peacetime (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). The fourth one protects individuals from unreasonable search and seizure (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Five is the right to due process and no double jeopardy (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Six is for a fair and fast trial (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Seven says that a jury trial for criminal cases and some civil cases (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Eight says no ridiculous bail and no unusual punishment (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Nine speaks about the rights kept by the people, and are not specifically enumerated in the constitution (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Tenth amendment says federal powers are not in the Constitution are reserved for the states (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Number eleven which came in 1795, says that any state can be sued by a U.S. citizen (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Twelve that was ratified in 1804, is about changes in the Electoral College procedures (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Thirteen in 1865 abolished slavery (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). In 1868 fourteen said that citizenship due process is equal protection (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). In 1870 15 said that the U.S. cannot stop ay from voting because of race or color (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). 1913 brought the 16th to say congress has the right to tax incomes (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). Also in 1913 the 17th amendment stated, that there would be a direct election of senators (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). 1919 and the 18th amendment prohibited liquor (Constitutional Amendments 1-27, 2014). The…