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  1. All 27 amendments are listed and detailed in the tables below. Article Five of the United States Constitution details the two-step process for amending the nation's frame of government. Amendments must be properly proposed and ratified before becoming operative.

    Ratification [10] [11](proposed)
    Ratification [10] [11](completed)
    Protects freedom of religion, freedom of ...
    September 25, 1789
    December 15, 1791
    Protects the right to keep and bear arms
    September 25, 1789
    December 15, 1791
    Restricts the quartering of soldiers in ...
    September 25, 1789
    December 15, 1791
    Prohibits unreasonable searches and ...
    September 25, 1789
    December 15, 1791
  2. Usually, for an amendment to be approved and added to the Constitution, there are two steps: [a] [1] Two-thirds of both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives approve the amendment. They "propose" the amendment to the states (they send the amendment to the states to be ratified)

    What Does It Mean?
    Ratification Proposed: [4]
    Ratified On: [4]
    The states cannot be sued by people who ...
    March 4, 1794
    February 7, 1795
    Changed the way the President and the ...
    December 9, 1803
    June 15, 1804
    Made slavery illegal in the United States.
    January 31, 1865
    December 6, 1865
    Promises due process rights before taking ...
    June 13, 1866
    July 9, 1868
  3. the first amendment ( amendment i) to the united states constitution prevents the government from making laws that regulate an establishment of religion, or that prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the freedom of assembly, or the right to petition the government for redress of

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    • The 1st amendment is about Freedom of speech. The notion that the government will not interfere with the ability of the people, the press, or religious groups to express their views or to protest in favor of them.
    • The 2nd amendment is about the right to bear arms. In the modern world, the continued right to own firearms and protect property according to the law.
    • The 3rd amendment is a law stating that citizens do not have to house soldiers, whether in wartime or peacetime if they do not consent to do so.
    • The 4th amendment is about the right of the people of the United States to feel secure in their homes, and of possessions, without fear of “unreasonable searches and seizures”.
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    Since 1787, Congress has written 33 amendments to change the Constitution, but the states have ratified only 27 of them.

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    1. Mayflower Compact 2. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut 3. Massachusetts Body of Liberties 4. English Bill of Rights 5. Federalist Papers 6. United States Bill of Rights

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    1. Alexander Hamilton 2. Gouverneur Morris 3. John Jay 4. James Madison 5. John Marshall 6. Thomas Paine

    Amar, Akhil Reed (2005). "In the Beginning". America's Constitution: A Biography. New York: Random House. ISBN 1-4000-6262-4.
    Bailyn, Bernard, ed. The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle for Ratification. Part One: September 1787 to February 1788 (T...
    Bailyn, Bernard, ed. The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle for Ratification. Part Two: January to August 1788 (The Librar...
    Edling, Max M. (2003). A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-514870-3.

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    Official U.S. government sources

    1. Analysis and Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States Archived 2006-12-06 at the Wayback Machine: Annotated constitution, with descriptions of important cases (official publication of U.S. Senate) 2. United States Constitution and related resources: Library of Congress 3. CIA World Fact Book Archived 2015-07-06 at the Wayback Machine

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    1. US Constitution[permanent dead link]in basic English 2. US Law Dictionary Archived 2006-08-12 at the Wayback Machine 3. Audio version of US Constitution: free mp3 download 4. The Constitution Society: Research and public education on the principles of constitutional republican government 4.1. Text of the constitution Archived 2007-03-04 at the Wayback Machine 5. Law about...the Constitution: An overview of constitutional law from the Legal Information Institute 6. The U.S. Constitution Onl...

  5. There are currently 27 ratified amendments (of which the first ten are known as the Bill of Rights) to the Constitution since its enactment. The fifth article of the U.S. Constitution details the procedure for amending it.

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