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AMENDMENTS Amendment V- limits gov to convict a citizen, Self-incrimination and double jeopardy Amendment IX- Madison’s attempted to express that the bill of rights does not exclude rights that are not included. Amendment X – reserved powers. To signify the balance between federal and states Amendment XIII-abolishment of slavery Amendment XIV- defining national citizenship and forbidding the states to restrict the basic rights of citizens or other persons. Amendment XV- prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" Amendment XVI- allow fed gov to levy income tax. Amendment XVII- gave right to vote for senators instead of state legislatures. ARTICLES OF THE U.S CONSTITUTION Article I Why? Illuminates the powers of congress (senate and House of representative) Article I.2 (3/5 Compromise) – compromise between the North and South on how slaves were represented, North wanted to tax them while South wanted them to vote. Representation of congress. Article I.8? “Necessary and Proper Clause(elastic clause)” to emphasize that the National government has authority to establish laws that abide to the U.S constitution.

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