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List of Amendments to our U.S. Constitution

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This is a complete list of all the ratified and unratified amendments to the United States Constitution which received the approval of the United States Congress. Twenty-seven amendments have been ratified since the original signing of the Constitution, the first ten of which are known collectively as the Bill of Rights. The procedure for amending the Constitution is governed by Article V of the original text. There have been many other proposals for amendments to the United States Constitution introduced in Congress, but not submitted to the states. From Wikipedia.

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1st Protects the freedom of religion

, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 2nd Protects the right to bear arms

September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 3rd Prohibits the forced quartering of soldiers out of war time

September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 4th Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures

and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause September 25, 1789 December 15, 17915th Sets out rules for indictment by grand jury

and eminent domain, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 6th Protects the right to have 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 September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 7th Provides for the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases

, according to common law September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 8th Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail

, as well as cruel and unusual punishment September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 9th Asserts the existence of unenumerated rights retained by the people

September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 10th Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution

September 25, 1789 December 15, 1791 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 March 4, 1794 February 7, 1795 12th Revises presidential election procedures

December 9, 1803 June 15, 1804 13th Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude

, except as punishment for a crime January 31, 1865 December 6, 1865 14th Defines citizenship

, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues June 13, 1866 July 9, 1868 15th Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude

February 26, 1869 February 3, 1870 16th Allows the federal government to collect income tax

July 12, 1909 February 3, 1913 17th Requires senators to be directly elected

May 13, 1912 April 8, 1913 18th Establishes Prohibition of alcohol (Repealed by Twenty-first Amendment)

December 18, 1917 January 16, 1919 19th Establishes women's suffrage

June 4, 1919 August 18, 1920 20th Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress

(January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment" March 2, 1932 January 23, 1933 21st Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment

February 20, 1933 December 5, 1933 22nd Limits the president to two terms, or a maximum of 10 years

(i.e., if a Vice President serves not more than one half of a President's term, they can be elected to a further two terms) March 24, 1947 February 27, 1951 23rd Provides for representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College

June 16, 1960 March 29, 1961 24th Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes

September 14, 1962 January 23, 1964 25th Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession

July 6, 1965 February 10, 1967 26th Establishes the official voting age to be 18 years old

March 23, 1971 July 1, 1971 27th Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress

September 25, 1789 May 5 or 7, 1992http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amendments_to_the_United_States_Constitution