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The Amendments of the Constitution as Described by Movies and Television

July 5, 2013

I decided to have a patriotic post given how close we are to Independence Day, and so I thought for something unique I could do. So, in honor of three of my great loves, America, movies, and television, here are the Amendments of the Constitution presented by movie and television gifs.

FIRST AMENDMENT

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Press

Right to Assemble

Right to Petition the Government (Ok, this wasn’t IN a movie, but inspired by one)

SECOND AMENDMENT

Right to Bear Arms

THIRD AMENDMENT

Prohibits forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime

FOURTH AMENDMENT

Prohibits unreasonable search and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause

FIFTH AMENDMENT

Rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the rights of due process, prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy

SIXTH AMENDMENT

Protects the right to 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

SEVENTH AMENDMENT

Provides the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases according to common law

EIGHTH AMENDMENT

Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail as well as cruel and unusual punishment

NINTH AMENDMENT

Protects rights not enumerated in the constitution

TENTH AMENDMENT

Limits the power of the federal government to those delegated it by the Constitution

ELEVENTH AMENDMENT

Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity

TWELFTH AMENDMENT

Revises presidential election procedures with regard to the electoral college

THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT

Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime

FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT

Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues

FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT

Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or condition of previous condition of servitude

SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT

Allows the federal government to collect income tax

SEVENTEENTH AMENDMENT

Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote

EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT

Establishes prohibition of alcohol

NINETEENTH AMENDMENT

Establishes women’s suffrage

TWENTIETH AMENDMENT

Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress and the President; known as the “lame duck amendment”

TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT

Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment and prohibits violations of state laws regarding alcohol







TWENTY-SECOND AMENDMENT

Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once

TWENTY-THIRD AMENDMENT

Provides for representation of Washington D.C. in the Electoral College

TWENTY-FOURTH AMENDMENT

Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes

TWENTY-FIFTH AMENDMENT

Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession

TWENTY-SIXTH AMENDMENT

Establishes the right to vote for those age 18 years or older

TWENTY-SEVENTH AMENDMENT

Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of the representatives.

So, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this refresher course on America, our constitution, and the great movies and tv shows that have come into the world.

WE LOVE YOU AMERICA!







Hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope you enjoy what else I have to say.

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