The United State of America, established by the Founding Father who lead the American Revolution, accomplished many hardship in order to construct what America is today. As history established America’s future, the suffering the United State encountered through history illustrate America’s ability to identify mistakes and make changes to prevent the predictable. The 2nd Amendment was written by the Founding Father who had their rights to bear arms revoked when they believe rising up to their government was appropriate. The Twentieth Century, American’s are divided on the 2nd Amendment rights, “The right to bear arms.” To understand why the Founding Father written this Amendment, investigating the histories and current measures may help the American people gain a better understanding of gun’s rights in today’s America.
Taqwa Alqassir Professor Dennis Daniels Comp 106, Sec 011 30 January 2014 Exceptions to the First Amendment The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens freedom of religion, speech, writing and publishing, peaceful assembly, and the freedom to raise protests with the Government. Without the First Amendment, protesters could be harmed or jailed, minorities may be mistreated, a nationwide religion may be enforced, and citizens would not be able to voice their opinions on what the government is doing. However, even though the first amendment grants freedom to people’s choices, it is yet limited.
Freedom through the First Amendment In September 1787, our great forefathers devised a standardized plan that would serve as a guideline, a voice, a call to hear, the great United States Constitution. The creation of the Constitution took place in Philadelphia, during the convention, to replace the Articles of Confederation and to give the Government more control that would be limited by its own outline. The Constitution protects the natural rights of all persons and their pursuit of happiness with the right to own property. The US Constitution contains 27 amendments, 10 are the original amendments that were created in 1787.
Dalton Kramer, Zach Gibson, Cadijah Sweeney Professor Skyer 21 May, 2014 Critical Analysis Extended Essay The Downfall of Fourth Amendment Introduction What does NSA stand for and why does this environment created this NSA as one of black vault for US and other international countries for personal top-secret information? To begin with, NSA is an acronym for the National Security Agency. National Security Agency is very slow painful process.
Abuse of the Second Amendment: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Senior Historical Paper Ashleigh Rogers Mr. Todd Gonion Ninety bullets rang through the air, seven bodies hit the asphalt, and blood pooled N. Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre represented one of the bloodiest, catastrophic maltreatments of the Second Amendment, and illustrated how citizen’s ignored the responsibilities that came along with the ownership of a weapon. This massacre relates to the theme “Rights and Responsibilities in History” because it shows a group of individuals irresponsibly taking their unalienable Constitutional rights and using it to solve trivial conflicts with other citizens. On February 14, 1929, the true intentions of the second amendment were massacred as a Chicago gang ignored their responsibilities as gun owners and decimated other citizens.
The Fourth Amendment in Modern Culture The Fourth Amendment, as most Americans know, is in place for the protection of the people from unreasonable and unlawful searches and seizures; however, in the age of social revolution and advanced technology, just how safe are the people of America from this threat? This is a question many people have asked, and yet a clear answer has not established during the last 240 years of this great social experiment that is the United States of America. In order to fully understand what the Fourth Amendment was put in place for, one first has to understand the time in which the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written. With an understanding of the unbiased and uncensored knowledge of the past, and with
The Second Amendment The Bill of Rights contains the first ten amendments we reserve as citizens of the United States. Within the Bill of Rights there are things such as freedom of speech, press, religion, and protection from excessive bail. The second amendment gives us the right to own and carry guns, it states, “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Our Founding Fathers made sure that our individual freedoms were secure, and our country was to always be democratic in the decisions made.
The Supreme Court is crucial to our judicial system, in fact, it has been responsible for deciding the most difficult cases in U.S. history. Ultimately, these cases have been controversial, and as a result, critics have questioned the plausibility of the court’s decisions. There are also those who praise the court’s decisions and believe it has been a move in the right direction for society. Despite the controversy over the ideals of freedom and equality there is one commonality between the differing views, in that the constitution is meant to be a guiding source for legislation. How the constitution is interpreted however, can be quite a different story. Take the Fourteenth Amendment, for example, over the years, it has been interpreted several different ways depending on the Justice and the time in history that the decision was made. The Fourteenth Amendment Clauses, due process clause and equal protection clause, as well as the bill of rights have played an important role in our history’s biggest cases and have changed how we perceive the definition of freedom.
What is the age that a person should be able to claim rights under the first amendment? The first thing would come to most people's mind is eighteen. However, upon examination, someone could easily justify that a sixteen year old who is in his or her second year of college would have the ability to form an opinion and should be allowed to express it. What makes this student different from another student who, at sixteen, drops out of school and gets a job, or a student who decides to wear a shirt that says "PRO-CHOICE" on it? While these students differ in many aspects such as education level, their opinion can equally be silenced under the first amendment. One of the most blatant abuses of the first amendment right to free speech is the regulation certain High Schools make of the dress code. These schools go to the extreme, such as Serrano High School banning the wearing of any hat unless it bears the school logo, and these restrictions take advantage of the students' inability to use the first amendment to defend their main form of expression. High School students are old enough to claim the first amendment and should be allowed to defend their right to free expression in a civil and reasoned manner. If the students think that the reasons the school board gives for a restriction are inadequate, they should be allowed to present their argument to school board officials.
Gun violence is at an all time high in today’s American and around the world. Effectively changing the nature of man to kill another man is somewhat impossible a goal to achieve with laws and policies. However laws and policies can be put in place to curb the growing deaths from gun related violence and to a lesser percent gun related accidents.