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The Failed Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S.

- The ERA was introduced in every Congress since 1923, and yet it still failed to gain ratification. The ERA was the Equal Rights Amendment, which means that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. I believe it was never passed because of many reasons. One reason was because some ERA supports got offended by other supports who were very obnoxious, which was a backlash on feminist tactics. (Doc. E & F) Another is that men and women might switch places, and it would be a threat to traditional roles.(Doc....   [tags: Equal Rights Amendment, USA, feminism, ]

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First Amendment Rights Of Schools

- First Amendment Rights in Schools Students’ rights in schools are limited or just taken away. Kids are forced to do whatever the officials at their school, either the principal or the teachers, tell the students to do. One of the main right that gets taken away or limited is students’ first amendment rights, which is the freedom of expression. Students can gets suspended by just doing things the staff at the school does not like, including saying things that they don 't like or supporting a religion that the school does not support....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The First Amendment Rights Of The United States

- On July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. Eleven years later on September 17, 1787 the Constitution was signed. The Constitution was written to replace the Articles of Confederation because it did not grant enough power to the federal government. However, the Constitution limited the power of the federal government. The purpose of the Constitution is to protect but not grant the natural rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The First Amendment in the Constitution is very important because it protects freedom of speech, religion and the press....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Fifth Amendment: Rights of Accused Suspects and Property Owners

- “I plead the Fifth.” This well-known expression is used by an individual who refuses to answer a question that may incriminate him. This phrase references the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights (Brezina 15). The Bill of Rights protects the fundamental rights of Americans, including the rights of free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion (Teitelbaum 8). The Fifth Amendment in the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of a person accused of committing a crime (Teitelbaum 15)....   [tags: The Fifth Amendment]

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The Importance of the First Amendment of the United States’ Bill of Rights for Democratic Government and its Citizens

- Being expression one of the most important rights of the people to maintain a connected society right to speech should be accepted to do so. The first amendment is one of the most fundamental rights that individuals have. It is fundamental to the existence of democracy and the respect of human dignity. This amendment describes the principal rights of the citizens of the United States. If the citizens were unable to criticize the government, it would be impossible to regulate order. By looking freedom of speech there is also freedom of assembly and freedom of press that are crucial for the United States democracy. According to the “Derechos, Human Rights”, freedom of speech is one of the most...   [tags: First Amendment, USA, Bill of Rights, Democracy, G]

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Fourth Amendment Rights

- Fourth Amendment Paper Assignment Today, I am presented with a case that puts in question the violation of individual’s Fourth Amendment rights. This case also puts in question the rights of the authority placed in our streets, neighborhoods and towns to perform actions directed towards certain citizens in an effort to serve and protect the overall population. There must be a careful analysis in order to interpret the records of the incident that occurred to conclude who holds the most justified position in this case under the applicable laws....   [tags: The Bill of Rights, Constitution]

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How The First Amendment Rights Have On Advancing Democracy

- Democracy is a form of government that limits the national government, while expanding the rights of the people. “Americans have long believed the limits of the power of government are an essential part of what makes America free” (Bardes, Shelley, 2014). In the Bill of Rights, the most famous of the first ten amendments was the First Amendment. The purpose of the paper is to evaluate the impact the First Amendment rights have had on advancing democracy in the United States. The First Amendment guarantees the freedom of religion, speech, press, assemble and petition to the national government....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Fifth Amendment And The Rights It Ensures

- The Sixth Amendment and the Rights it Ensures "Those who wrote our constitutions knew from history and experience that it was necessary to protect against unfounded criminal charges brought to eliminate enemies and against judges too responsive to the voice of higher authority"(Maravillosa 1). These words said by Justice Byron White are the exact living dispute of the protection of the rights the United States Constitution and its Amendments promise us. The Sixth Amendment protects the rights of the people specifically in the courtroom and the conditions of law....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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The Debate Of 2nd Amendment Rights

- The question of 2nd amendment rights are always under fire, always argued, and to date, always upheld. The Open Carry Law in Texas was put to the test last July when a sniper opened fire on police during a peaceful but crowded protest in downtown Dallas. Do Texans still believe the law is a good idea. The open carry of handguns in Texas, or House Bill 910, was opposed by most Democrats, fiercely opposed by police officials and activist groups, and yet it took only six months to pass the house and senate to reach the Governor’s pen....   [tags: Firearm, Concealed carry in the United States]

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The Fifth And Fifth Amendment Rights

- Both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution involve the right to counsel. 6th amendment grants right to counsel ensures the right to effective assistance of counsel during the critical stages of a criminal prosecution. The Fifth Amendment right to counsel was recognized as part of Miranda v. Arizona and refers to the right to counsel during a custodial interrogation; Meaning It doesn 't necessarily mean handcuffed but the police have taken the suspect his or her freedom of action in any significant way for example a traffic stop....   [tags: Criminal law, Jury, United States Constitution]

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The Amendment Rights Of Voting

- As Jesse Jackson said, “When they wrote the Constitution, only white male landowners had the right to vote.” While voting helps people have a say in the governments structure, creating various amendments allowed to include more people to cast their vote that would have not been possible without the addition of new amendments such as 15th Amendment gave rights to those of different races and colors, 19th Amendment gave rights for all sexes to vote, and 26th Amendment gave rights to vote for anybody over the legal age of 18....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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First Amendment Rights of Public School Students

- First Amendment Rights of Public School Students How the judicial branch rules in cases relating to the 1st and how they relate that to all the rights of public school students. This includes anything from flag burning to not saluting the flag to practicing religion in school. The main point of this paper is to focus on the fact that schools have a greater ability to restrict speech than government. Research Question Does government or school districts have the greater ability to restrict free speech....   [tags: judicial branch, rights, students]

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First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi

- First Amendment Rights, Privacy and the Paparazzi The question of paparazzi threatening privacy and First Amendment rights is often to situational to argue in a conventional manner, but certainly there are many facets of the issue which can be addressed in a quite straightforward manner. Celebrities who feel they have the right to privacy in public places often muddy the waters of this issue. Oddly enough, those celebrities who have chosen to speak out against what they feel are violations of their privacy most always begin their campaigns with a large press conference....   [tags: First Amendment Right to Privacy]

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National Security And First Amendment Rights

- In the age of technology, no matter what precautions a person takes there will always be someone able to find away around it. This is true in the case of several major cases where Wikilinks has gained information and then released it to the public. Some say that such cases are comparable to the 1971 Supreme court cases of The New York Times vs. The US, also known as The Pentagon Papers. Even though there are similarities between the two, both cases highlight and bring into question national security and first amendment rights....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Fourteenth Amendment And The Bill Of Rights

- According to the Tenth Amendment in the Bill of Rights: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Though last in the Bill of Rights, it is one of the most powerful and ever changing in interpretation over the course of America’s history. Some historical events that altered its meaning include the Civil War, The Civil Right’s Movement, and even modern event’s like the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage....   [tags: United States Constitution, American Civil War]

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The Amendment And The Bill Of Rights

- On December 15, 1791 the Bill of Rights was ratified to limit the government 's power, but no one could have predicted how the world would change and how the amendments would be tested. Since the Bill of Rights was written the world has changed drastically. With advances in technology, that the founders of the constitution could have never predicted, many of the amendments are not applied in the same ways as they were when they were written. The Fourth Amendment in particular has changed very much....   [tags: United States Constitution, Law]

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The Second Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights

- The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights granted U.S. citizens the right to bear arms. This amendment was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. It’s original intent was so civilians could use their household weapons for military duty or for their own defense. Much has changed since 1789. Would our founding fathers enact this amendment if citizens had the guns we have today. Would they consider such an amendment if citizens were killing each other on the street, in schools and other public places....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm]

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The Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights

- "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted." This is what is stated in the 14th amendment of the Bill of Rights. So why is there still a death penalty in the United States. The first laws created towards the death penalty go as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon, which allowed the death penalty to be carried out for 25 different crimes. In these early times death sentences were done in ways such as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder]

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Current Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence

- Introduction The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was drafted by the Framers to protect the right to be free from governmental intrusion. Without a warrant and probable cause, an officer may not enter a home and search it. The use of GPS technology, however, enables the government to collect the same information without ever leaving the office. Thus, GPS based surveillance presents the issue of what protection the Fourth Amendment offers. Current Fourth Amendment jurisprudence offers little protection from warrantless surveillance....   [tags: Fourth Amendment, Rights, United States]

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Violating the Fourth Amendment Rights of Antoine Jones

- ... In some States, the Government has the authority to allow police officers to search a vehicle without the necessity of warrant. “...as long as a state is deciding law based upon its interpretation of its own constitution, the state can be more restrictive than the Supreme Court. However, if the state is interpreting the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution, then they must follow the body of law established by the United States Supreme Court”(Policelink). The Government believes the attachment of the monitoring device for search was a responsible forfeiting act....   [tags: district of columbia, gps]

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The Bill Of Rights And The Amendment

- Since the ratification of the first ten amendments, also known as the Bill of Rights, a concept of justice and liberty was implemented into the lives of many American citizens. Americans seek equal protection in response to issues and notably, many congressional cases. The rule of law in society had become much more complex than it had been when the century began so, therefore, the United States Supreme Court plays an essential role in weighing our nation’s inalienable rights with natural law. The decisions made by the Supreme Court to selectively “incorporate” the provisions of the Bill of Rights through the Fourteenth Amendment expand the fundamental rights of the people and impose limitat...   [tags: United States Constitution]

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The 19th Amendment: Equal Rights to Vote

- The 19th amendment states that the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex. The 19th amendment was a significant turning point for many women in America. It gave women freedom that they didn’t have before. Before this amendment was passed many women had no self portrayal, something they couldn’t reach with a male figure ruling next to them. That was until 1920 when the 19th amendment was passed. The amendment let women into power giving them social justice and many political rights....   [tags: women, right, vote, constitution]

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The Equal Rights Amendment

- When the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, in 1923, it was just a few years after the 19th amendment had been passed. It continued to be reintroduced every year for the next 48 years without any success. The ERA had no major union backing it until the 1970’s, it lacked the support of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, and even the National Organization for Women did not endorse the ERA at its founding. In The fact that the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced every year for decades shows how persistent women’s rights activists throughout the 20th century in their pursuit of legal equality In 1923, when the ERA was first introduced to congress by members of the Nat...   [tags: United States Constitution, United States, Law]

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Fifth Amendment Rights: Not Valid Outside the United States

- Are you always entitled to the protections of the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment based solely on the fact that you are a citizen of or reside in the United States. The Fifth Amendment only applies to people, citizens or not, who are within the U.S. borders. If every person from the U.S. were entitled to the same constitutional rights outside the borders, as they are within, then the U.S. Government would not be able to use extraordinary rendition to interrogate persons of interest. Also, the U.S....   [tags: The Legality of Torture]

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Did President Hoover Limit the First Amendment Rights of the Bonus Army?

- PROMPT: “Was President Herbert Hoover justified in limiting the 1st amendment rights of the Bonus Army?” --------------------- The question “Was President Herbert Hoover justified in limiting the 1st amendment rights of the Bonus Army?” is somewhat fallacious in that it attempts to enforce a viewpoint that Hoover did indeed limit the 1st amendment rights of the Bonus Army. The 1st amendment specifically guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It does not provide for violent protest, nor does it prevent the government from relocating people from public property....   [tags: constitution, american presidents]

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The Supreme Court Extends 2nd Amendment Rights to the States

- The Supreme Court ruled on June 28th that the 2nd Amendment's protection of the right to bear arms applies on state and city levels. The 5-4 decision along ideological lines echoed 2008's decision to strike down DC's handgun ban, citing the 14th Amendment as a major factor in the decision to extend the federal right to own a hand gun for personal protection down to local levels. Though it officially returned McDonald v. City of Chicago to the lower courts for a decision, it is expected that Chicago's 28 year old handgun ban will be overturned, and that legislation against handgun restrictions in other states will be legally challenged for years to come....   [tags: Media Analysis]

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The Eighth Amendment Violates Juvenile Rights

- In order to have a good comprehension of how the eighth amendment violates juvenile rights, we must first understand what is the eighth amendment. The eighth amendment as defined by the United States Constitution is “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” (Amendment VIII). Congress passed this September 25, 1789. In addition, this amendment can be divided into 3 portions: excessive bail, which is amount of money a defendant involved in a criminal case has to pay to be released from jail before their trial begins, excessive fines which is simply being given a fine for a crime, and cruel and unusual punishments, being pun...   [tags: Crime]

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Argumentative Essay : ' The Rights Of The Second Amendment '

- Jarrett Hazel Kimberlin English IV-2A 18 November 2014 Argumentative Essay Should the fact that criminals are committing crimes with the use of guns violate our right to possess guns. The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, which is part of the bill of rights. With that being said we should take into account that all people who own a gun are not intending to do harm to others. Even if gun control laws happen to get passed, what about the innocent being murdered by gangs or mentally ill people....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States, Crime]

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The Rights of the Second Amendment to Bear Arms

- In recent years gun control has been a very hot topic. The Second Amendment, which was adopted on December 15, 1791 in the Bill of Rights, protected the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. Today that right is being tested by the government who plans to tighten its grips on gun control in America. Should or right to protect ourselves be infringed upon. That’s debatable. Guns play a major role in many criminal acts we see on the news in today’s society. We hear about accidental shootings, gang shooting, mass shootings in public places, and even shootings in the work place....   [tags: guns, right, crimes]

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Political Correctness Infringes on our First Amendment Rights

- Political Correctness Infringes on our First Amendment Rights Political correctness has become increasingly obvious in our daily lives. For example, the other day I attended the first meeting of the Frisbee Club here on the State University campus. During the meeting, we were discussing the fact we wanted shirts for this year, but we did not know what slogan to use. While in the brainstorming process, the slogan “Suck my disk” came out. At the time, the slogan “suck my disk” seemed to be better than sliced bread to a bunch of college guys....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Women 's Rights Act Amendment

- Throughout the ages in Western Civilization, a double standard for men and women has existed. Although in modern society women have started to level the playing field with men in terms of employment and leadership, but the gender gap in opportunities and in societal views persists. However, women can achieve true equality in society by evolving people’s actions through governmental action. Women can achieve equal pay in the workforce and stop discrimination further, by advancing the Equal Rights Act amendment through Congress....   [tags: United States Congress]

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The Rights Of The Second Amendment

- We the people of the United States of America has the right to bare arms. So should the United States government abolish the right to own guns. The second amendment states, “ … Right to bear arms shall not be infringed.” Which means that all american citizens that meet the criteria to own firearms should and can obtain them legally. It is an outrage that our government is considering to abolish the second amendment because we as people needs to protect our families from terror, abolishing the second amendment will make the law-abiding citizens in America in a state of constant fear, Also, it will remove a large economic market....   [tags: United States, Gun politics in the United States]

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The Future of the Equal Rights Amendment

- "Everyone in our democracy deserves to be treated with fairness and justice, and to have that right in our constitution," stated former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson (Eisler and Hixson 419). Presently, half of our nation is not protected under the Constitution (Eisler and Hixson 419). The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was proposed in 1923 when Alice Paul concluded that women, although they had the right to vote, were not specifically protected from sexual discrimination by the Constitution. Seventy-five years have passed since the amendment was first introduced, and women still have not secured equal rights under law....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Second Amendment Right : The Rights Of A Free State

- Second Amendment Right “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” is stated in the United States Constitution as the Second Amendment. Several Americans wish to rid of guns from citizens, disobeying and disrespecting the Constitution. I shot my first gun when I was young and have always been surrounded by them. My neighbor does not leave the house without carrying one, nor does my eighteen year old friend....   [tags: United States, Barack Obama]

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The Equal Rights Amendment

- The Equal Rights Amendment "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."      In 1923, this statement was admitted to Congress under the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution granting equality between men and women under the law. If the Era was passed, it would have made unconstitutional any laws that grant one sex different rights than the other. However, in the 1970s, the Era was not passed, and therefore did not become law....   [tags: Women Feminism Equality Essays]

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Elementary School Students’ Lives versus Second Amendment Rights

- The Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, introduced March 21, 2013 was a reaction to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that had occurred on December 14 the year prior. The horrific mass murder at the School in Newtown, Connecticut resulted in twenty children and six adult dead, leaving the entire country in horror and shock. In the wake of this tragedy, there was a fierce public outcry to curb gun violence. The shooter, 20 year old Adam Lanza, known for having a history of mental health issies, shot his mother before going to the local elementary school and open firing upon students and faculty....   [tags: safe schools, gun control, school shooting]

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The Civil Rights Movement

- The Civil Rights Movement The 13th amendment, passed on the first of January, 1865 abolished slavery throughout America. Although African Americans were considered free after this amendment was approved, they still had a long and arduous struggle to absolute freedom. Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, segregation in the United States was frequently used throughout many of the Southern and Border States. Schools, bathrooms, libraries, and even water fountains were segregated. Though there were some laws that prevented segregation and discrimination at this time, they were not strongly enforced....   [tags: 13th amendment, slavery, civil rights]

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The Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights Guarantees Freedom From Unreasonable Searches And Seizures

- The 4th amendment of The Bill of Rights guarantees freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Henry David Thoreau once said, “That government is best which governs least," this statement is true because the more the government is involved, the more complicated life becomes for the people of the U.S. When government is too involved in something, it can soon becomes corrupt. The Safford Unified School District v. Redding was a case in 2009 where thirteen year old Savanna was suspected to have given prescription-strength ibuprofen to a friend in school, this resulted in the vice principal taking her backpack and searching for more pills....   [tags: United States, Law]

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Freedom Of Expression - Our First Amendment Rights Are Threatened

- What is art. Can it be defined in any single painting, or sculpture. Is it even something that can be seen, or does it have to be experienced. The term "art" is so vague that it can be applied to almost anything, really. Mostly, however, art should be that which frees our imagination. It connects our conscious with our subconscious, putting into a visual form what we feel and think. It allows us to explore our inner self and fill that urge to understand our minds and our universe. Art helps us to see beyond the ordinary, to see what is in our hearts without being blinded by reality....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Historical Background Constitution, Bill Of Rights And Fourth Amendment

- Historical Background Constitution, Bill of Rights and Fourth Amendment: America’s first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was a document signed amongst the 13 original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states. The Articles of Confederation were ratified in 1781, five years after the Declaration of Independence and two years before winning independence from Great Britain. During this time, states acted like independent countries and federal government lacked the power it has today....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Pros and Cons of the Equal Rights Amendment

- Pros and Cons of the Equal Rights Amendment The Equal Rights Amendment began its earliest discussions in 1920. These discussions took place immediately after two-thirds of the states approved women's suffrage. The nineteenth century was intertwined with several feminist movements such as abortion, temperance, birth control and equality. Many lobbyists and political education groups formed in these times. One such organization is the Eagle Forum, who claims to lead the pro-family movement. On the opposite side of the coin is The National Organization for Women, or NOW, which takes action to better the position of women in society....   [tags: Suffrage Equality Gender]

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Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression: Tinker V. Des Moines

- What if you were suspended from school because of something you were wearing. Not only was the clothing or item appropriate, it was something you were fighting for or something you believe is right. Is this fair or okay for this to happen. There is a specific incident that this situation happened to a few teenagers in Des Moines, Iowa in December of 1965. A group of students wanting to wear black armbands throughout the holiday season was in for a wake up call. (FORTAS) These plans and or idea were quickly shot down by the high school principals....   [tags: freedom, first amendment, rights]

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Should Freedom of the Press be Limited to Protect National Security?

- Should Freedom of the Press be Limited to Protect National Security. Every single American Citizen has their own rights and privileges, dating back to 1787 when the U.S. constitution was born. This was the first legal document stating citizen rights. Four years later, in 1791, the First Amendment was passed, stating several American citizen rights including Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Expression, the right to petition, and the right to assemble. Over the years to present day, these rights have been shifted to meet current standards....   [tags: first amendment, rights, privileges]

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How the Earl Warren Court Liberalized America

- ... Board of Education (1954). The cases of Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), Escobedo v. Illinois (1964) and Miranda v. Arizona (1966), all helped define Due Process and the rights of defendants. In the court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court ruled that if the defendant can not afford an attorney, then one will be provided for them. Also, under the Supreme Court’s ruling of the case of Miranda v. Arizona, meaning that when arrested, your basic rights must be stated, that you have the right to remain silent and that anything you say can and will be used in court....   [tags: amendment, rights, segregation]

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Revisiting Regulation Changing Cases

- Throughout history, there have been numerous litigations that pertain to an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights; however, there are three proceedings that changed the way law enforcement is able to search and seize properties in order for it to be admissible in court. The outcomes of Weeks v. United States, Silverthorne Lumber Company, Inc. v. United States, and Mapp v. Ohio created regulations that gave the American citizens back their Fourth Amendment rights. Before these three lawsuits were tried by the courts, materials seized without a search warrant could be admissible in court....   [tags: amendment rights, laws, courts]

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The Transformation of the US Through Terror

- American citizens lost their sense of safety and security after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 (9/11). The United States (U.S.) became a nation transformed, and a vital debate arose between civil liberties and national security. The attacks on 9/11 should not have come as a surprise, for years Islamist extremists had given warning of their hatred and intent to kill Americans. According to the National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States (2004) throughout the 1990s hundreds of people were killed, and thousands wounded resulting from various attacks against the U.S....   [tags: National Security, Fourth Amendment Rights]

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Curfews Should Be Eliminated

- “A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.” ~ Thomas Jefferson. This quote epitomizes my position that curfews should be eliminated. Liberty is a concept in political philosophy that means human beings are able to govern themselves and behave according to their own free will. Curfews ignore the idea of liberty and have not proven themselves as a successful tool against juvenile crime and yet are popularly utilized throughout the United States....   [tags: Curfews Violate First Amendment Rights]

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Why Gay Marriage Is Constitutional

- Traditional wedding vows state, “I, (name), take you (name), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part”(Callaway). Marriage is defined as two people bond together legally under the protection of laws. Couples are able to express and establish their life long relationships officially, publicly, and permanently. Due to the fact that homosexual relationships are increasingly more accepted by the public, gay marriage has become one of the most controversial topics throughout the US....   [tags: 9th Amendment, Civil Rights]

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How important was Phyllis Schlafly’s role in the defeat of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment?

- Plan of Investigation This investigation addresses the following question: How important was Phyllis Schlafly’s role in the defeat of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment. In order to evaluate her importance, this investigation will address several factors that contributed to the defeat of the ERA, such as the negative portrayal of women by the press, the decriminalization of abortion, the split between feminists who wanted the ERA to pass and those who believed that its passage would lead to the deterioration of women’s protective laws, and the role of the Phyllis Schlafly and her Stop ERA campaign....   [tags: Politics]

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The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism

- I’d like you to all stand up and recite the pledge of allegiance along with me please. I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. To the nation, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Thank you. Now I ask you, how many of you do not believe in a God. You see, the pledge of allegiance has been indoctrinated into us since elementary school. We are blindly following an oath of loyalty to our country, expected to recite what we may or may not believe in....   [tags: big brothers, amendment rights, allegiance pledge]

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The Rights to Bear Arms

- The Rights to Bear Arms      Gun control is a very controversial issue among society at present. Many feel guns are the cause of a great amount of crime. This has been an especially popular topic recently in lieu of the shooting at Columbine and other high schools across the country. Are these crimes reason to take away our freedom to bear arms. I do not believe so. The average person uses guns mainly as a means of protection. If limitations are placed on guns, they will only stop the average American from obtaining a gun....   [tags: Bill Rights second amendment Constitution Gun ]

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Gun-Control in Charlton Heston’s Is Freedom Lost on the Next Generation and Paul Craig Robert’s Unarmed and Unsafe

- Gun-Control in Charlton Heston’s Is Freedom Lost on the Next Generation and Paul Craig Robert’s Unarmed and Unsafe There are three ways to approach gun-control: first, it is the citizens’ constitutional right to own firearms; second, firearms kill - get rid of them; and third, to have no opinion and not deal with the issue. Whichever view people have on gun-control, they must first understand the facts and statistics of these issues. Charlton Heston’s “Is Freedom Lost on the Next Generation?” and Paul Craig Robert’s “Unarmed and Unsafe” both study the opposing side of gun-control with facts and logic....   [tags: Amendment Rights Essays Guns]

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Women Gain Suffrage

- The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Consititution provides women equal voting rights to men, and states citizens’ vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” It is the congress’ job to bring this regulation into focus (Grolier,2009). Women being given the right to vote is important not only to society but also because it has had a significant influence in women’s personal lives. In 1848, the American women's rights movement started, during this movement, even though the leaders of the women’s rights advocated for the Reconstruction amendments , such as Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, these amendment did not promote women’s suffrage....   [tags: amendment, equality, voiting rights]

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The Amendment And The Second Amendment

- When our nation was young, the founders came together to draft a new Constitution and form a republican government. Many had come to realize that the Articles of Confederation were flawed and the founders sought to find a solution. The new Constitution was accepted by the people on the premise that a bill of rights would be put in place to insure the natural rights of the people and of the states. One of these rights is explained in the Second Amendment of the Constitution as the right to a militia and the right of the people to keep and bear arms....   [tags: Human rights]

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Nazi Germany As A Harsh Environment For All German Citizens

- Nazi Germany was a harsh environment for all German citizens, but to be Jewish during this time was unthinkable. Dictator Adolf Hitler was set on eradicating the Jewish race, and attempted to achieve this goal through immoral concentration camps. Families were torn apart and those who survived the selection process were slowly starved to death or burned in a crematorium. Living in these inhumane conditions it would be easy and even expected to obtain a negative outlook on the future and humanity....   [tags: Law, Human rights, Equal Rights Amendment, Sexism]

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I Am Not Really A Big Fan Of Broadway

- I’m not really a big fan of Broadway shows, mostly because they’re inaccessible, but I’ve managed to be reeled into the Hamilton musical bandwagon. The concept of a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton was just so surreal that I had to check out some the music. The cast album is well written and addicting, While Hamilton and those other guys are the stars, I ended up connecting with two of the major female leads: Angelica and Eliza Schuyler. In their introduction and first song they quote the Declaration of Independence about how all men are created equal and then Angelica continues with “and when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel.” Not only did th...   [tags: United States Constitution, Equal Rights Amendment]

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Wilson’s Opinion on Women’s Suffrage

- Women’s suffrage was a huge controversy in the 1920s. Many women wanted the right to vote and their voice to be heard. This was the time where the flappers were in action. Women were loud, bold, and daring. All they needed was equal rights; they wanted equal pay, and mainly voting rights. During this time, President Wilson was in office. Wilson won the presidential election due to his view on women’s suffrage; he was completely against it. ("President Woodrow Wilson Picketed by women Suffragists.") On the other hand, his opponent, Roosevelt, supported women’s Suffrage....   [tags: 19th amendment, voting rights, woodrow wilson]

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Law Enforcement and Miranda Warnings Case Analysis

- This paper will go through the first arrest that a new police officer did while responding to a house break in. It will show what a FTL would say to the new officer on how they did with the situation after the arrest. We will identify four issues during the arrest that related to the Miranda Laws. Then, we will try and relate these issues to a historical case. Later, we will carefully analysis the situation and see if we could resolve the issues or not. We will then go over how these issues could have been prevent from happening....   [tags: miranda rights, fifth amendment, law enforcement]

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Brown vs. Board of Education

- Because of a brave young girl and her father being bold enough to stand up for their rights by trying to apply the 14th Amendment this was all possible. “Linda Brown was born on February 20, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas. Because she was forced to travel a significant distance to elementary school due to racial segregation, her father was one of the plaintiffs in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, with the Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that school segregation was unlawful”("Linda Brown Biography," )....   [tags: Civil Rights, 14th Amendment, Supreme Court]

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The First Amendment

- The First Amendment is the first section of the Bill of Rights and is often considered the most important part of the U.S Constitution because it guarantees the citizens of United States the essential personal freedoms of religion, speech, press, peaceful assembly and the freedom to petition the Government. Thanks to the rights granted by the First Amendment, Americans are able to live in a country where they can freely express themselves, speak their mind, pray without interference, protest in peace and where their opinions are taken into consideration, which is something not many other nationalities have the fortune of saying....   [tags: bill of rights, constitution, Madison]

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Analysis of the 4th Amendment

- The Bill of Rights or the first 10 amendments to the Constitution was proposed to Congress in 1789 by James Madison in response to the Anti- Federalist movement that lobbied for an extended amount of rights that would further safeguard liberty. The 4th amendment in particular was drafted to acknowledge the abuse of the writ of assistance, a “search warrant” issued by the British government to search boats that were thought to contain smuggled material in Colonial America. The 4th amendment can be broken down into 3 parts: what activities are considered to be a “search” or a “seizure”; what is a probable cause for a “search” and “seizure” and finally, how violations should be dealt with....   [tags: The Bill of Rights]

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The First Amendment of the United States Constitution

- The United States Constitution was signed on September 17th, 1787. It did not include a bill of rights and it did not include their freedoms. And so, on September 25, 1789 Congress passed the first ten amendments, which were later ratified on December 15, 1791. The Bill of Rights was created by the Founding Fathers with the intent of restricting the powers of the new national government. The Bill of Rights, however, consists of 10 amendments. The first of the amendments was written because the people at America’s establishment wanted their basic freedoms guaranteed....   [tags: amendments, bill of rights, citizen freedom]

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United States Constitution: Amendment Process

- The United States constitution has an amendment process that has been included in the Bill of Rights. The amendment allows Americans to make changes on the September 17, 1789 United States Constitution was ratified and made law. The amendment of the Bill of rights has made America to continue growing in prosperity through the years and to become one of the most powerful nations in the world. The United States constitution was created with an amendment in Article V. This amendment process allows the constitution to adapt to the changes in the American society....   [tags: bill of rights, bear firearms, amendments]

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Freedom of Speech: The First Amendment

- When the Constitution of the United States was ratified it mainly addressed the structure of the government with very few liberties for the individual. However, the states demanded a bill of rights that addressed the rights of the individuals as well. As a result, the Constitution began to adapt and change by adding amendments. Today the Bill of Rights still continues to change based on the will of the people and the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court however, the core principles that our country was founded on has remained the same....   [tags: bill of rights, censorship]

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Revision of the Eighth Amendment

- The Bill of Rights is a very important document to American citizens. The Bill of Rights is the beginning part of the American Constitution which is made of the first ten amendments which state our basic rights as United States’ citizens. It ensures us of our freedoms that cannot be taken away from us. However, I do believe that there is a certain amendment out of the ten that should be revised; this would be the Eighth Amendment. The Eighth Amendment reads “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” (Legal Dictionary)....   [tags: Crimes, Bill of Rights]

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First Amendment: Protection of Privacy

- As a private citizen, my privacy is very important, especially when in this new digital age; governmental agencies will use that information against you if they have a probable cause to. However, we are protected under the First and Fourth amendment, which gives us rights to speech, to drink or smoke in our homes without governmental intrusion. But when those rights are violated, we have the options to dispute those actions and if not satisfied with the results we can take it to the courts. But in order to do this we must limit what we say or do, in order to prevent these agencies from trying to impinge on our rights of liberty....   [tags: social media, constitutional rights]

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The Rights Of The Bill Of Rights

- In 1787 the constitution was ratified in the United States of America which happens to be the most important document to any U.S citizen, especially the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments of the constitution and the most important rights to any citizen here in America. To me, the most important amendment is the very first one which states that congress cant make any laws that denies their freedom of speech, religion, of the press, or the right to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Sixth Amendment: Providing Justice for Everyone

- The 6th Amendment: Providing Justice for Everyone Prior to the Revolutionary War, if the British accused a colonist of a crime, he would most likely receive an unfair trial and a prison sentence. When the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights, they believed that all Americans deserved rights which the British had not given them. The 6th Amendment provides many legal rights to United States citizens that protect them from being wrongly convicted of crimes. The 6th Amendment is the most important amendment in the Constitution of the United States....   [tags: Constitutional Rights]

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The 2nd Amendment and you

- So you are sleeping and hear a loud crash, what sounds like your window breaking, and a door open. You call 911 and they say the police will be there in 15 minutes. You notice they have guns. What do you do. Me, being a gun activist, would roll over, grab my Benelli shotgun, and enforce the stand your ground policy. Unfortunately, If I had to use a force I would have it readily available. I look at it like if it was my life or the intruders, whose is more important. Well to me mine is. If you didn’t have a firearm though, chances are you would be dead by the time the police got to your house....   [tags: Bill of Rights, Guns, Laws, Bans]

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Same Sex Marriage Controversy in the United States

- In a very real sense, it is reasonable to argue that the government should have no say at all in the processes of marriage, or decide which adults may or may not legally marry. State and federal governments play a role, of course, in that marriage is a civil union, and provides benefits and legal protections for the couple. Historically, marriage serves the interests of the society by promoting stability and future generations of citizens, and governments usually act in ways to promote this very vital element....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, tenth amendment]

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The Self-Incrimination Clause of the Fifth Amendment

- The Self-Incrimination Clause of the Fifth-Amendment to many American citizens and law makers is considered abstract. The complexity of this concept can easily be traced back to its beginning in which it lacked an easily identifiable principle. Since its commencement in 1789 the United States Judicial system has had a hard time interpreting and translating this vague amendment. In many cases the courts have gone out of their way to protect the freedoms of the accused. The use of three major Supreme Court disputes will show the lengths these Justices have gone through, in order to preserve the rights and civil liberties of three criminals, who were accused of heinous crimes and in some cases...   [tags: Miranda Rights, Supreme Court Ruling]

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The First Amendment And Its Impact On Language

- The First Amendment and Its Impact On Language in Media Being able to speak or writes one’s own thoughts or opinions, without fear of censorship, is an essential aspect to any successful society. This concept is known as Freedom of Speech and has been a topic of controversy since it originally took its first shape in the founding of the United States of America. Prior to 1776, and the founding of the U.S. many countries were ruled through a similar system of governance. These systems included monarchies, monarch-republics, oligarchies, plutocracies, and several other forms of administration....   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Human rights]

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The Fifth Amendment and Miranda v. Arizona

- ... He argued that a suspect who didn’t have any prior knowledge of his rights would feel pressured to answer all the questions posed by the interrogators. They used his written testimony to convict Miranda. Since Miranda didn’t know he didn’t have to answer all the questions, his confession wasn’t voluntary (alavardohistory). Therefore since it wasn’t voluntary he was forced to “witness” against himself. As a result the actions of the police violated the fifth amendment. Miranda did not have a lawyer present during his interrogation....   [tags: rights, court of law, United States, laws]

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The NRA's Fight to Protect the Second Amendment

- Canadian and International Law ISP Part A: Essay The NRA (National Rifle Association) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization; its goal is protecting the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights (“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.”) by promoting firearm ownership rights and well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the opposition of legislative proposals for the control of firearms (About the NRA, National Rifle Association)....   [tags: Gun Control, Bill of Rights, Right To Bear Arms]

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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous

- Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and young people are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. The press also have the right to write and report about celebrities. However, the famous also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move....   [tags: Celebrities, First Amendment, Constitution]

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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous

- Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and kids are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. However, celebrities also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move. They are often thrust into the position of role model before they are ready....   [tags: celebrities, idols, first amendment]

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A History Of Civil Rights And Liberties

- A History of Civil Rights and Liberties What are the differences between civil rights and civil liberties. The words right and liberty both appear in the Constitution and are being used interchangeably in modern times, yet they are two completely different concepts. Lowi, Ginserb, Shepsle and Ansolabehere, authors of the textbook American Government: Power and Purpose define civil liberties as “protections of citizens from improper governmental action” (104). They are activities or actions that citizens can engage in without fear of government intervention....   [tags: Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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Bill of Rights

- Introduction The First Amendment of the United States Constitution: an amendment that guarantees three rights, one of which is the right to freedom of expression. Under this, there resides the freedom of press. It assures that people are free to communicate through the means of media and dissemination without governmental restraints. However, if the government desires to interfere in one’s expression, the government can do so, but only with proper justification. In such cases, a court case is necessary (“First Amendment”)....   [tags: first amendment, freedom, ]

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The Bill Of Rights Of The United States

- The bill of rights was established to Americans to protect them from the government, to ensure that there would be no confusion where the line stood. One of those rights is the 4th amendment which states per constitution, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effect, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Because the rules of the land are so important in protecting the people, the criminal justice system has to abide by the rules stated....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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The Rights And Protection Of Trespass

- Individuals fully understanding their rights is one way to put a stop to law enforcement violating those rights. One that many in society are familiar with is the Fourth Amendment, which protects all from unlawful search and seizures. However, there is more to this amendment than one may think. In that last few years, new or as it may be a reestablished old understanding of one’s property rights and protection of trespass, has come back into question. Officers’ have a “Knock and Talk” authority, when they approach one’s home....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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