Amendment Worksheet

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Amendment Worksheet Name ______________________________

Use the Amendments to the Constitution, the explanations to the sides of the amendments and your amendment notes outline to help you find the answers to these questions.

1. What are the five basic freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment?

1. _________________________

2. _________________________

3. _________________________

4. _________________________

5. _________________________

2. Can a citizen from one state sue the government of another state in federal court? _________

3. Which amendment was the first to clarify who could vote? ___________________________

4. What did the 18th Amendment ban? _____________________________________________

5. What was the voting age before the 26th Amendment? ______________________________

6. How often does the Congress have to meet? ______________________________________

7. What is a poll tax? __________________________________________________________

8. How many years passed between when the 27th Amendment was proposed by Congress and

when if was ratified by the states? ______________________________________________

9. If a president becomes ill and can’t fulfil the duties of the office, who takes over? __________

10. Can the military take over your home during a crisis without your permission? ___________

11. Which amendment states that people have more rights than are listed in the Constitution? ___

12. A person can ask for a jury trial if a case involves over what amount of money? __________

13. What is double jeopardy? ______________________________________________________

14. To whom do powers not specifically given to the national government belong? ___________

15. Which amendment states that you do not have to testify against yourself? _______________

16. Which amendment changed how the federal government gets the money it needs to run the country? _____________________________________________________________________

17. The 14th Amendment covers many subjects. What is each section about?

Section 1 _____________________________________________________

Section 2 _____________________________________________________

Section 3 _____________________________________________________

Section 4 _____________________________________________________

Section 5 _____________________________________________________

18. Who picked each state’s senators before the 17th Amendment? ________________________

19. Which amendment is the only one to overrule or get rid of a previous amendment? ________

20. Which amendment was brought about by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s election to four terms as President? ___________________________________________________________________

21. What does the word suffrage mean? _____________________________________________

22. According to the 4th Amendment, what are police required to have to search your property?


23. Which amendment means that the bail and punishment must fit the crime? _______________

24. Which amendment ended slavery? ______________________________________________

25. Which amendment guarantees that states can defend themselves? ______________________

26. Which amendment says that the accused is guaranteed the right to a lawyer? _____________

27. Which amendment makes it possible that a presidential candidate can lose the popular vote but still win the electoral vote and the election? _______________________________________

28. Even though these people lived in the same city where the President lives while in office, they could not vote for the President until the 23rd Amendment. What city is it? ______________

29. Which amendment was the first to include a time limit for ratification? _________________

30. Are poll taxes legal? __________________________________________________________


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