Amendments to the Constitution

Bill of Rights 

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Amendment Ratified Summary
1 1791 Rights to Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition
2 1791 Right to Bear Arms
3 1791 Quartering of Soldiers
4 1791 Search and Seizure
5 1791 Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process
6 1791 Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions:Rights to Jury Trial, to Confront Opposing Witnesses and to Counsel
7 1791 Jury Trial
8 1791 Protections against Excessive Bail, Cruel and Unusual Punishment
9 1791 Non-Enumerated Rights
10 1791 Rights Reserved to States
Amendment Ratified Summary
11 1795 Suits Against a State
12 1804 Election of President and Vice-President
13 1865 Abolition of Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
14 1868 Protects rights against state infringements, defines citizenship, prohibits states from interfering with privileges and immunities, requires due process and equal protection, punishes states for denying vote, and disqualifies Confederate officials and debts
15 1870 Voting Rights
16 1913 Federal Income Tax
17 1913 Popular Election of Senators
18 1919 Prohibition
19 1920 Women's Right to Vote
20 1933 Commencement of Presidential Term and Succession
21 1933 Repeal of 18th Amendment (Prohibition)
22 1951 Two-Term Limitation on President
23 1961 District of Columbia Presidential Vote
24 1964 Abolition of Poll Tax Requirement in Federal Elections
25 1967 Presidential Vacancy, Disability and Inability
26 1971 Right to Vote at Age 18
27 1992 Congressional Compensation