All Amendments to the United States Constitution – Download PDF

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For those who are looking for all amendments to the United States Constitution, there is a PDF version that you can download. Here is the link that will direct you to the page: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-CONAN-1992/pdf/GPO-CONAN-1992-7.pdf. When you are on the page, you can download the file by pressing the folder icon located at the top right of the page next to the printer icon.

There are a total of 27 Constitutional Amendments. 25 of them are currently active while the other 2 are inactive. Below is the list of all the Constitutional Amendment:

  1. AMENDMENT I: This one is about freedom of speech. The idea that the government will not interrupt the ability of the people, the press, or religious groups to express their views or to protest in favor of them.
  2. AMENDMENT II: This one is about the right to bear arms. In this modern era, the continued right to have firearms and protect property according to the law.
  3. AMENDMENT III: This one is a law that states that every citizen does not have to house soldiers, whether in wartime or peacetime if they do not consent to do so.
  4. AMENDMENT IV: This one is about the right of the people of the United States to feel secure in their homes, and of possessions, without having a fear of unreasonable searches and seizures. It continues to relate to the modern law in the need for a warrant to look for property.
  5. AMENDMENT V: This one is widely popular as the double jeopardy law. There is no way for those tried and acquitted for a crime to be tried again for the same crime. Not only that, there is no way for the accused to be asked to be a witness against themselves.
  6. AMENDMENT VI: This one is about the right of every citizen of the United States to a speed and fair public trial. The statement means a neutral jury and the right to a defense counsel and witnesses in their favor. In addition, it also hints at the concept of innocent until proven guilty.
  7. AMENDMENT VII: This one gives the right for any claimant to take a matter to court and trial by jury when the value in question surpasses $20.
  8. AMENDMENT VIII: This one is a ban on extreme punishments for crimes. The main focus is on everything cruel and unusual. Besides, it also focuses on excessive fines or bail.
  9. AMENDMENT IX: This one gives the clarification that every citizen of the United States has far more rights than everyone that is currently listed and that their absence does not diminish their importance.
  10. AMENDMENT X: This one is an effort to separate Federal and State law. It is where the Federal government only has the powers that are assigned to it through the United States Constitution. As for the states, they have power over everything else.
  11. AMENDMENT XI: This one is the idea that the right for every citizen to use a State only applies to everyone that is resident in that state. It basically means there is no way for those who are from Texas to use the State of New Mexico.
  12. AMENDMENT XII: This one is a complex amendment. This lays out all the laws for how both the Presidents and the Vice Presidents progressed through the nomination and election process. It goes who is able to vote and qualified electors and delegates. It is also about the requirements for becoming president.
  13. AMANDEMENT XIII: This one is about the abolition of slavery. It is a promise that there will be no longer slavery or involuntary servitude in the United States. The exception is on the conviction of a crime.
  14. AMENDMENT VIV: This one
  15. AMENDMENT XV: This one is the idea that every citizen of the United States has the right to vote, regardless of their race and color of their skin. It also mentions those with a previous condition of servitude that gives the right to former slaves.
  16. AMENDMENT XVI: This one is the law that made it possible for Congress to begin collecting income tax, with the promise that it would not be based on the population of the state.
  17. AMENDMENT XVII: This one lays out the terms for electing Senators. It gave power to everyone in the United States to select their representatives and laid out the terms of office.
  18. AMENDMENT XVIII: This one prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors. It means a ban on alcohol and led to the Prohibition Era of bootleg alcohol sales and consumption.
  19. AMANDEMENT XIX: This one is about the right for every citizen of United States to vote, regardless of their biological sex. Basically, the women were given the same right as the male ones to vote in the United States.
  20. AMENDMENT XX: This one is the decision that every Presidential term, and every Vice President, will end at noon (12:00) on January 12th. It was decided that the date of the start of a term in the Senate would move to January 3rd.
  21. AMENDMENT XXI: This one is the idea to repeal the 18th amendment and allow for the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol. It was ratified in 1933 due to the inability to enforce the law. Instead, the individual states earned the right to police laws that are related to alcohol themselves.
  22. AMENDMENT XXII: This one is the idea that no President should be eligible for election into the office for more than two terms. It was proposed in 1947 after FDR’s term from 1933 to 1945.
  23. AMENDMENT XXIII: This one ensures that Washington, D. C. had electors in the Electoral College, but only as many as the state with the lowest number. It could ensure that voters had better representation in the following elections.
  24. AMENDMENT XXIV: This one is about the right of every citizen of the United States to vote for candidates in any election for Presidential, Senate, or Congress representatives even if they have missed a tax payment. It could mean a poll tax payment or any other tax.
  25. AMENDMENT XXV: This one says that the Vice President will take the office as well as taking over the role of President if the President is removed from office, resigns, or dies. Apparently, it was proposed in 1965. It was after Lyndon Johnson took over the Presidency after John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
  26. AMENDMENT XXVI: This one is about the right of every citizen of America over the age of 18 to be able to vote. Before this amendment, the voting age had been 20. Aside from that, there is also a thing about being able to do so without getting afraid of having their votes denied because of their age.
  27. AMENDMENT XXVII: This one is the proposal that any changes to the salary of everyone who is in Congress should not take effect until the following election of representatives. What is not surprising is that given the nature of this bill, this took a quite long time to reach ratification. Apparently, it was proposed in 1789 and just ratified in 1992.

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