Posted in Generic Ones, Learning Lessons/Research Discoveries, Super Duper Easy

#2 Learn the first 5 Amendments

I’m copying the information found at the National Center for Constitutional Studies since it came up in a search on the Amendments first.

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Speech and the Press
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms
A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Amendment 3 – Housing of Soldiers
No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment 4 – Protection from unreasonable Search & Seizures
No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment 5 – Protection of rights to Life, Liberty & Property
No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

Amendment 6 – Rights of accused persons in Criminal Cases
Amendment 7 – Rights in Civil Cases
Amendment 8 – Excessive Bail, Fines and Punishments Forbidden
Amendment 9 – Other Rights kept by the People
Amendment 10 – Undelegated powers Kept by the States and the People
Amendment 11 – Authority of Federal Courts Restricted
Amendment 12 – Election of the President and Vice President
Amendment 13 – Slavery Outlawed
Amendment 14 – Rights of Citizenship
Amendment 15 – Voting Rights for All Races
Amendment 16 – Federal Income Taxes
Amendment 17 – Election of Senators by Popular Vote
Amendment 18 – Liquor Outlawed
Amendment 19 – Voting Rights for Men and Women
Amendment 20 – Terms of the President and Congress; Replacing the President
Amendment 21 – Control of Liquor Returned to the States
Amendment 22 – Presidents Limited to Two Terms
Amendment 23 – Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia
Amendment 24 – Voting Rights Protected from Taxes
Amendment 25 – Replacing the President and Vice President
Amendment 26 – Voting Rights for All Citizens Eighteen or Older
Amendment 27 – Changes in Salaries of Senators and Representatives

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Monthly List: July 2012

26 Be a Riot Grrl
01 Be an extra in a movie
09 Become an eccentric billionaire and run for president
11 Catch a foul ball at a professional baseball game
27 Change your name to have all the letters in lowercase
08 Donate some body parts
15 Drink a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby
28 Flirt
23 Get married at Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World
06 Have dim sum for breakfast
14 Have multiple orgasms
22 Have your immigrant ancestors’ names engraved on a plaque at Ellis Island
02 Learn the first 5 Amendments
24 Make a religious pilgrimage – to Mecca, Santiago de Compostela, Jerusalem, or Graceland
25 Master the pregnant pause and a deadpan delivery
17 Memorize Hamlet’s “What a piece of work is man” speech
07 Milk a cow
21 Organize a food drive for the needy
16 Pay for the next car at the tollbooth
20 Pay off your school loans
29 Pay your parents back for college
30 Read Joyce’s Ulysses without a trot
19 Reconstruct a dinosaur
10 Rent an apartment on the Seine for two months
03 See a green iceberg
04 See the Aurora Borealis from Denali
18 Skywrite a message to someone
12 Spelunk
05 Travel at warp speed
12 Win the Palme d’Or at Cannes

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value. One of my favorite quotes is: “A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.