US Constitution

Amendment 1
Freedom of speech, religion, press
Amendment 2
Freedom of possessing weapons for people, and forming army for states.
Amendment 3
In peacetime, no soldiers shall live in a person’s house without the permission of the owner.
Amendment 4
The rights of persons accused of crimes:
No warrant to search a person or their property without good reason.
Amendment 5
The rights of persons accused of crimes:
A fair trial in court + No double jeopardy + People cannot be made to testify against themselves + Limits eminent domain (government’s authority to take private property for the good of the larger public. Proof of need and compensation of the owner is required)
Amendment 5
The rights of persons accused of crimes:
A fair trial in court + No double jeopardy + People cannot be made to testify against themselves + Limits eminent domain (government’s authority to take private property for the good of the larger public. Proof of need and compensation of the owner is required)
Amendment 6
The rights of persons accused of crimes:
The accused shall have a prompt, open trial.
Amendment 7
The rights of persons accused of crimes:
Jury trials
Amendment 8
The rights of persons accused of crimes:
Bails and fines used as punishment must fit the crime + no cruel and unusual punishments.
Amendment 9
If a right is not listed in the Constitution, that does not mean it does not exist.
Amendment 10
Rights of States:
All powers not given to the United States by the Constitution belong to the states or the people.
Amendment 11
Cases against states.
The only amendment that limits the judicial branch:
Federal courts are not allowed to try cases in which a state is sued by citizens of another state or foreign country.
Amendment 12
Electing President and Vice-President
Simple majority applies. If no person has over half, the house takes no more than three top people on the list. They then vote on these three to elect the President. Each state has only one vote no matter how many reps it has. To be elected, a person needs votes of more than half of all the states.
For VP, if nobody has over half, the Senate, with at least 2/3 in attendance, votes for one of the two highest on the list. The winner must have the majority vote of more than half of the senators.
Amendment 13
Abolishment of Slavery
Amendment 14
Citizens, Representatives, and Debts.
Born or naturalized = citizens of the US… No state shall make or abridge the privileges or immunities of the citizens… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law