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June 1st, 2017
List of Amendments


This is a list of ratified amendments to the United States Constitution which have been approved by the United States Congress since the constitution’s original signing. The first ten of the amendments are commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights.

The Amendments
1st Freedom of religion, of speech, of the press, to petition, and to assemble
2nd The right to keep and bear arms
3rd No quartering of soldiers in private houses during times of peace or war
4th Interdiction of unreasonable Searches and seizures; warrants
5th Indictments; Due process; Self-incrimination; Double jeopardy, and rules for Eminent Domain.
6th Right to a fair and speedy public trial, Notice of accusations, Confronting one’s accuser, Subpoenas, Right to counsel
7th Right to trial by jury in civil cases
8th No excessive bail & fines or cruel & unusual punishment
9th Unenumerated rights
10th Limits the power of the Federal government
11th Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
12th Revision of presidential election procedures
13th Abolition of slavery, except as punishment for a crime.
14th Citizenship, state due process, applies Bill of Rights to the states, revision to apportionment of Representatives, Denies public office to anyone who has rebelled against the United States
15th Suffrage no longer restricted by race
16th Allows federal income tax
17th Direct election to the United States Senate
18th Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by 21st amendment)
19th Women’s suffrage
20th Term Commencement for congress (January 3) and president (January 20.) (This amendment is also known as the “lame duck amendment”.)
21st Repeal of Eighteenth Amendment; state and local prohibition no longer required by law.
22nd Limits the president to two terms
23rd Representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College
24th Prohibition of the restriction of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes
25th Presidential Succession
26th Voting age nationally established as age 18 (see suffrage)
27th Variance of congressional compensation
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