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The United States is a country that ever since it was found represented freedom for so many people. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and promised everyone life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The framers of the constitution wanted to create a strong Union where people were free, there was equality and most importantly there was order in this new Union that was being created. In this paper I will cover how the framers achieved those goals by using Federalist number 10, 51, 78, 15 and 39. The framers used a system of checks and balances in order to control all branches of the government to keep chaos from occurring.
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One of these rights allows citizens of this nation to own and operate weapons. Arguments concerning gun control should be silenced because as citizens of America, people have the right to own guns. In the year of 1791, the states ratified the Second Amendment which states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of arms the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Congress 1). What the country approved in 1791 still stands firm today. Because it “shall not be infringed,” the controversy should not even be present in society.
Many people in today’s society also wonder if the Second Amendment is obsolete when compared to present day issues and modern gun technology. If modern day blogs and protests are still protected by the First Amendment, why would the Second Amendment not apply to present day guns and/or issues ("Second Amendment", 2016). Despite popular belief, the Second Amendment was not founded on the ideas of violence, hatred, or sport. The Second Amendment declares that all free citizens of the United States have their right to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their neighborhoods. There are even quotes where our Founding Fathers put much emphasis on the importance of bearing arms.
Since its inception, America as a nation has developed and progressed according to trends of change that collectively define an era. Like all other eras, the time period of 1875-1925 experienced growth, changes, movements, and new ideals. It is the way that these changes came about that defines this era. Americans started to push for changes in many arenas of life that were previously unchallenged. New experiences and opportunities were also presented to America that caused tributaries in the former American ideal.