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The The First Actual Drunk Driving Arrest Happened in 1897 in London by George Smith - Drunk driving began long before automobiles were even invented. Drinking played a large part in seafaring as well. Alcohol played an important part in many civilizations for a simple reason. A constant source of clean water is harder to come by than you might think. Without modern materials and methods, stored water quickly stagnates.The first actual drunk driving arrest happened in 1897 in London by George Smith. They've also made an amendment to the U.S constitution in 1920, it had also been a law that was called Volstead act.In 1910, New York became the first state to adopt drunk and driving laws was New York....   [tags: DUI, zero tolerance, volstead act] 569 words
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Adair v. U.S. and Coppage v. Kansas Analysis - Adair v. U.S. and Coppage v. Kansas became two defining cases in the Lochner era, a period defined after the Supreme Court’s decision in Lochner v New York, where the court adopted a broad understanding of the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. In these cases the court used the substantive due process principle to determine whether a state statute or state’s policing power violated an individual’s freedom of contract. To gain a better understanding of the court’s reasoning it is essential to understand what they disregarded and how the rulings relate to the rulings in Plessy v....   [tags: lochner era, supreme court, fifth amendment] 654 words
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Gun Control - Gun Control 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 II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S.      The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for military service. The nation's powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, holds that it means the right to keep and bear arms -any arms....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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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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Court Cases Upholding the Amendments - Amendment 1 1. United States V. Alvarez, 567 U.S._ (2012) 2. Xavier Alvarez, member of the Three Valleys Water District Board of Directors, was asked and invited to give some background information on himself to the rest of the Water District Board during a meeting with the Walnut Valley Water District Board. While giving his speech, he had provided false information about himself concerning his time as a Marine, and his gracing of the Congressional Medal of Honor. As it turns out, he had never won a Medal of Honor, nor had he ever served in the Marines....   [tags: xavier alvarez, stafford school, terrance graham] 1094 words
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The Thread of Weapons in Our Society - Nobody can deny the rise on the number of murders at a highly increasing rate day by day. A weapon has become a common gadget just like mobiles. It does not matter if it is legalised in the country or not. The question is however, should owning a concealed weapon be allowed. Having the power to kill anyone, should it be acceptable. Civilians, no matter their socio-economic status should not be granted the right to own such a hazardous object in their hands. Universally, from first-world to third-world countries, the armed forces and police are the ones who own weapons ranging from all types, designs and specialties....   [tags: second amendment, gun owners, weapon license]
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Gun Control - Gun Control In the United States of America, guns are one of the top causes of unnatural deaths. Therefore, guns must be regulated in this country, so that we as a country can decrease the number of murders caused by gun use. This can happen only if the punishments for illegal actions involving guns are reinforced and there is an increase in security in all public locations. Amending the current second amendment, so that guns should be given only to police and people with a clean record and all guns must be purchased through the Federal Law Enforcement Agencies....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 740 words
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Gun Violence - The right as an American to own a firearm has always been apart of our history. However, recent events have put into the question the second amendment and whether or not it still holds any real purpose in our society. Gun violence has constantly occurred throughout our history and has always been a problem to end. It wasn’t until recent that activists became so passionate about enforcing stricter gun laws or abolishing the second amendment all together. What would cause such a drastic upheaval....   [tags: Hostile Environment, Second 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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Gun Regulation - Title We live in a society protected by firearms. Our army protects our freedom with guns. Policeman patrol the streets and protect us from criminals with guns. Even our own president is protected security guards wielding guns. If this is true, then should not we, as individuals, be able to protect our own lives with guns. As we all know, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land when it comes to questions concerning individual rights. One of the most important parts of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, is list of rights guaranteed to each individual residing legally in the United States of America....   [tags: Second Amendment, Criminology]
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The New Women of 1920's - As we look around at our women in today’s era, we might ask how did she become so independent, successful, and confidant. Even when I look at my own my mom, she was hired as the first woman to work as a manager at a fortune 500 business, and then created her own business. As well as my friends’ mom, who also has her own business in psychology; accomplishments like these must have originated from somewhere. The answer lies in the 1920’s. A couple years earlier, World War I was waging havoc, killing many men, while allowing women more freedom....   [tags: the flappers, 19th amendment, world war 1]
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Diversity in Higher Education - ... 394). In 2010, the school conducted another experiment where it used the class-based system primarily to determine acceptance, with race-based as a “potential secondary factor boost” (Gaertner & Hart, 2013, p. 396). The researchers found similar results as in the 2009 experiment, with students from disadvantaged backgrounds being accepted at a higher rate than if race had been the sole determining factor. It was also determined that acceptance rates for underrepresented minority groups improved under the new system, with a seventeen percent increase in these groups being admitted, when class and race were considered, as opposed to only race-based admission policies being used....   [tags: 14th amendment, equal protection, supreme court]
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Do Governments Have the Right or Power to Dictate Morals? - There has been an ongoing debate throughout history about whether or not governments, through the social contract, have the right or the power to dictate morals, specifically the morality of slavery. Do governments have the power to tell their constituents what they can or cannot believe in or practice. If they have this power what will stop them from becoming tyrannical. In the Constitution of the United States of America, slavery is endorsed, even protected through the Fugitive Slave clause found in Article IV Section 2 Clause 3, and the furthering of the importation of slaves in Article I Section 9 Clause 1....   [tags: morality, Constitution, slavery, First Ammendment]
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America's Reaction to the Eighteenth Ammendment - In 1917 was the point in history where Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment to amend the Constitution which stated that it prohibited the export, import, manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the United States. This law sparked rebellion in American citizens across the nation; many people thought this law violated their right to live by their own standards. The implementation of the 18th amendment created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol....   [tags: Prohibition and crime] 764 words
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The Tragedy of Mileva Maric Einstein - Einstein's First Wife - The Tragedy of Mileva Maric Einstein - Einstein's First Wife A hundred years ago, a young married couple sat at a kitchen table talking over the items of the day while their young boy sat listening earnestly. He had heard the debate every night, and while there were no raised voices, their discussion was intense. It was a subject about which his parents were most passionate - the electrodynamics of moving bodies in the universe. The couple were of equal intelligence and fortitude, working together on a theory that few people can comprehend even to this day....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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What Role Should The Government Play in Gun Control? - What Role Should The Government Play in Gun Control. 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.      Gun control is a real issue with Americans today. Many people have different opinions about how to handle our growing dilemma concerning guns. There are those who believe we should ban guns altogether and those who believe we should not ban or restrict the people's right to own guns at all. Both sides have valid arguments, but neither side seems to know how to compromise because of their very different opinions....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]
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The Relationship Between Crime and Guns in the United States - The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century when the constitution was written, times were different, there was a need for citizens to arm themselves to insure the safety of the society as a whole. In the modern world, the police department preserves the safety of society and there is no need for citizens to carry weapons. The founding fathers of the Constitution could never have imagined the horrendous outcome of their actions....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1984 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime - The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 2058 words
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Why Gun Control Won't Work - Why Gun Control Won't Work Gun control is a very controversial subject now days in politics. My personal view on gun control is that it will never work. I'm am just fore warning you that this paper may be a little bias, but I'll try to give views from both sides. Many gun control activists believe that the solution is simple; ban all guns and there won't be any crimes committed with guns. Obviously this is not the answer but there are people that believe this would work. There are also a lot of people that know this would never work....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 412 words
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Public opinion on Gun Control - Public Opinion on Gun Control The twentieth century was a time of many political assassinations and violent shootings. A nation in shock mourned the deaths of President John Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. At the end of the twentieth century the nation endured rising rates of violent crime, with young people frequently involved as victims and perpetrators and often armed with guns. Between July 1992, and June 30, 1999, there were 358 school-associated violent deaths in the United States, including 255 deaths of school- aged children, or about 51 such violent deaths each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 2585 words
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Gun Control and Regulation - Gun Control and Regulation The idea of gun control and regulation is becoming more and more popular throughout the U.S., although it may still bring up resistance among some people. Guns are sort of a foundation of American culture. This country's freedom was won over bloody and "heroic" wars with guns. Guns are portrayed throughout television, movies, and video games. Guns are a popular symbol of power, control, authority, dominance, and can be associated with security and defense....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1729 words
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The Fourteenth Ammendment and the Fight for Equal Rights - By the summer of 1865, the United States of America emerged from one struggle directly into another. After years of tension over state rights and slavery, the nation had exploded into a civil war, only to emerge bloodied but still intact. The question now was how to keep the nation intact, while protecting the freedmen and ensuring that the same powers that had ignited the war could come back to power. To Garrett Epps argues in his book Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in Post-Civil War America that the 14th Amendment passed by the 39th Congress of the United States was the penultimate reaction to ensure that recently freed slaves were guaranteed the...   [tags: Post-Civil War America]
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Freedom vs. Gun Control - The right to bear arms has been a part of this country’s constitution since its conception in 1776. Guns we originally a commodity that almost every household had. Firearms were used for hunting and protection. As the modern era came upon us, there became a lesser need to own a firearm because of a controlled police force and a surplus in food. The surplus in food and modern law enforcement, along with rising firearm crimes prompted the government to start reviewing gun laws. Furthermore, over the past century the right to bear a firearm has been restricted by many laws....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1667 words
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Gun Control in America - Guns are there a right to all American citizens, or are they an out of date way of defense. In this paper you will find many examples of how guns are a right for Americans. Also necessary way of defense. People who are for gun control, assume that when guns are taken away there will no longer be any gun related crime. This is far from the truth, in many places where strict gun control bills have been passed; the murder rate has risen by a huge amount. In the following paragraphs you will find many examples of how gun control just means more violence....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1286 words
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The Twenty-first Century vs The 1960s and 1970s: Are Women Freer than They Were Before? - Women’s rights came to the forefront of the nation’s collective as it attached itself to the Civil Rights movement, becoming the second wave of feminism. This led to many changes, in women’s upper hands, but there were also many untied ends that still needed to be seen to. Eventually, a third wave of feminism began, and saw to some of the things that were left from the second wave, though many things are still being argued and fought for. Although times have changed between then and now, are women freer than they were when the second wave hit....   [tags: women's rights, civil rights, US history]
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Children's Books and Popular Myths about the First Wave of Feminism - Children's Books and Popular Myths about the First Wave of Feminism What is the First Wave (1) of Feminism. How is it portrayed as a “suffrage” movement. Does the average study of First Wave feminism look at issues outside of suffrage: consent laws, marital rape, education, women’s right to own property, divorce rights, and so on. I wanted to look at the portrayal of the “heroes” of the first wave – Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony – as well the movement itself, through books aimed at children....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2617 words
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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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The National Organization for Women and the Struggle for the Equal Rights Ammendment - ... Thirty of the necessary thirty-eight states ratified the amendment by 1973. Then out of nowhere A highly organized, determined opposition that suggested that ratification of the ERA would lead to the complete unraveling of traditional American society. The women that wanted to stop the ERA was a career woman named Phyllis Schlafly. Her opening to her speaking engagements began with quotes such as "I'd like to thank my husband for letting me be here tonight."The Stop-ERA started to tell people the things that would be taken away if the ERA was passed and approved by the Congress....   [tags: history of gender equality] 1157 words
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Amendments - Amendments The first Amendment states “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.” This sets the tone for a great country to be formed. No other country says that their citizens have the same rights as the Constitution proclaims. To take a closer look at the Amendments and why people say that the first one is the most important amendment, this paper will look into the true meaning of the first amendment and the importance to this country....   [tags: Papers] 366 words
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Victims of Human Trafficking - Part A: The Background There are three different populations to what qualifies an individual to be conserved a victim of human trafficking: underneath the U.S. law are they are minors, individuals who are under 18 years of age, who are coerced into commercial sex, individuals 18 or older who become involved in commercial sex through fraud, coercion, or force, and the third population is a mix of children and adults who are forced to provide labor or services while being in an involuntary position of servitude, debt, bondage, or slavery through force, deception, or intimidation....   [tags: Amendment, Bill, Law]
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Amendments v. Articles - Amendments v. Articles The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified in 1788. Since then there have been changes, amendments, to it. There are currently 27 Constitutional amendments. 148 years later in 1948, The Universal Declaration of Human rights was adopted. The Universal declaration of human rights consists of 30 articles. Today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the second most translated piece of text in the world, second only to the bible. The Constitutional amendments and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are similar in regards to articles 5, 18, and 27, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to Amendments 8 and 1, of the United States Con...   [tags: Document Compare Contrast] 1316 words
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Prohibition and Repeal 18th & 21st Amendments - Prohibition Prohibition was the eighteenth amendment. It prohibited the production and consumption of alcoholic beverages. People would have never thought of “excoriating” alcohol until the 19th century (Tyrrell 16). During this time widespread crime and dismay arose. Some beneficial things did come out of this period of chaos such as women were able to prove themselves as people their temperance movements. During this time many things happened that led to Prohibition’s strongest point and to its fall....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Gun Control - Gun Control A problem that has developed recently in our society is the debate over gun control. Many questions arise concerning who should be able to own guns, and how those particular guns are obtained. One major debate is over our Constitutional right to own guns. I want to know when the government should draw the line. Statistics are not the only way a point can be proven about the harmful effects that guns have on our society. Stories from parents who have lost children, or children left fatherless or motherless due to gun violence hit home harder than graphs on paper....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1296 words
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Gun Control - The United States of America is the most heavily armed population in the world. There are 200 Million guns and 60 to 65 Million legal owners who have one or more guns. In the United States, more than half of the households have guns. In 1974, nearly two million guns were produced in the United States, and four hundred thousand guns were imported. In 1975, the House Judiciary Committee Report Number 94-1103 stated that there were about three hundred thousand actual or potential handgun deaths annually....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 643 words
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The 12th and 15th Amendments - Since the founding of the United States on July 4th, 1776, we have had two guiding documents. First the Articles of Confederation and second the United States Constitution. The articles failed so the Constitution of the United States was made in place of them. The US needed the constitution to set up guidelines and rules for the government. In the constitution there is a clause the mentions amendments being ratified if the need arises. There have been 27 amendments to the document. The 27 amendments touch upon the bits and pieces the original form of the constitution missed....   [tags: Independence, Constitution]
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Gun Control - Gun Control Throughout America there is the constant debate concerning the second amendment or the right to bare arms. One day an innocent kid walking home from school gets shot in a drive by shooting is he just a victim of circumstance or could this of been easily prevented. There are lobbyist for the private ownership of guns and lobbyist for legislation to ban personal possession of guns for good. In this paper I hope that just maybe I can persuade you to think differently on a topic that’s stirring up the nation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1076 words
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Gun Control - Since the early days, gun control has been a never-ending debate. It is because of the fast increase in crime, the fight for the right to own a hand gun, the introduction of legislation for gun control in order reduce the crime in the United States, that this issue has been hotly debated in recent years. The streets of America are now a war zone especially right here were we live. ?Florida has the highest crime rate of any state and the sixth highest homicide level?(www.guncite.com). A sad fact but true....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 1022 words
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The Codification of the Fourth Amendment - The most difficult problem that arises for the courts because of technology is the codification of the Fourth Amendment to apply to technological change and progress. The vast changes technology brings to surveillance, security, and data collection offer a challenge to courts in classifying these new technologies and monitoring their use within the limits of the Fourth Amendment. The Fourth Amendment states that people have the right to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” An influential dissent written by Louis Brandeis contends that the amendment does not simply protect a person’s property but the “right to be let alone.”...   [tags: technologicals change, privacy, amendment]
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Effectiveness of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America - In this essay I will be writing about the effectiveness of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America and considering whether they achieved the purpose of making life better for African Americans. I’m going to start this essay by talking about the Amendments and what they were designed to achieve. In total there are 27 amendments to the Constitution, all with different ways to make America better. Around 1791 the first amendments were made but the amendments I will be looking at occurred later....   [tags: US Constitution] 1073 words
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Analysis of the 8th Ammendment - The bill of rights also known as the first ten amendments to the constitution was finally ratified in 1781. The purpose of the Bill of rights not only limits and acts as a type of restriction towards the power of the government but while doing so it benefits the citizens by securing their rights and reduces the considerable amount of federal authority. After seeing that the constitution did not meet the requirements of all states, the imposition of the Bill of rights reassured the people that their rights would not be violated, that the government would not oppress them and that it would protect them against tyranny....   [tags: The Bill of Rights] 660 words
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Women's Rights Ammendment Project - Should women be given an equal rights amendment immediately as a result of second class citizenship during the colonial period which continues to this day. This amendment can be seen as a conflict to some, but to others it can be a positive stepping stone for this constantly ever-changing country as it continues through the colonial period and into today’s modern times. During historical periods women were seen more as second class citizens. There were obstacles in the way exclusively for women that would make them feel insubordinate of men....   [tags: colonial America] 732 words
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Welfare `amendments' (`1832-1948) Address the Problem of Poverty - From 1832 - 1948 successive governments introduced a series of Welfare `Amendments' which undoubtedly addressed the problem of poverty. This can be proved by analysing 4 significant periods between these times. First of all there was the Poor Law Amendment Act which was introduced by the Whig government. This was designed to investigate in which poor relief was being granted. The later 19th century saw the introduction of various Public Health Acts by the Conservative government. These had a great impact on poverty as it improved housing and public health....   [tags: European History] 1704 words
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Amendments Ended the Civil War in 1865 - The civil war ended in 1865, as a result bringing three new amendments to the constitution they were; the thirteenth amendment which abolished slavery, the fourteenth amendment, which defined the national citizenship, and the fifteenth amendment that prohibited the denial of the right to vote due to race color or past. However, many slaves were withheld from the knowledge that they were free. Yet, other slave owners had to pay their former slaves as laborers out of necessity for example: Colonel P....   [tags: slaves, freedom, church]
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Arguments for Further Amendments to the NDPS Act - ONE FINAL STEP FORWARD: ARGUMENTS FOR FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE NDPS ACT. INTRODUCTION: Ministry of Finance (MoF) backed by the Prime minister’s office(PMO) has decided to consider the option of further amending the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) 1985 in the winter parliament session of 2015. The Ministry of Finance is expected to propose groundbreaking amendments which allow the state to introduce legal regulation of certain illicit drugs, including the decriminalization of marijuana possession....   [tags: Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Subtances]
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Women and the Equal Rights Ammendment in 1920 - Women have been making their mark on history ever since America was established back in 1776. During the earlier years of our lives in America, women had specific roles in which they were expected to fulfill. Women rarely worked outside of the home, personal interests were not advised, and their role was known by all. The roles of women included but were not limited to marrying, tending the home, and raising the family (Ruthsdotter). As we moved forward, however, women began expanding their roles in the world....   [tags: full time job, history, role] 1503 words
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Amendments that Make U.S. Citizens Equal - Wouldn’t it be wrong if the women in the United States could not vote. Aren’t elections about coming together as equal United States citizens to vote for a candidate. The 19th amendment of the US Constitution states, “All US female citizens have the right to vote”. Men and women were not treated as equal Americans. The 19th amendment gave women the same rights as men. The 15th amendment of the US Constitution states, “ The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Freedom and equal right amendments are important because they represent what America stands f...   [tags: 15th amendment, freedom, 19th amendment] 656 words
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Free Essays - The First Man - Albert Camus’ novel, The First Man, shows how one man, Jacques Comery, who’s father died while he was an infant, and is forced to grow up in a poverty stricken part of Algiers with his mother, grandmother, brother and uncle in a small two bedroom apartment. Has come to an understanding of love, death, poverty, and life. The following passages are some of Camus’ best examples of how Jacques has come to this understanding, as well as some of Camus’ own opinions on these and other matters. This first passage is a conversation between Jacques and his friend Malan it tells us about Jacques opinion on life and death....   [tags: first] 566 words
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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, ] 460 words
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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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The Case of U.S. v Jones: Was the 4th Ammendment Violated? - In the case of U.S. v Jones, the judicial branch had to address the questionable topic of whether or not the Fourth Amendment was violated (). Since this case was not black and white and did bring up many questions as to what was constitutional, the judges had to use judicial review. Judicial review is the power that allows judges to interpret the meaning of laws (Class, March 13). Once a law is understood a certain way, the people must follow it (Class, __). The U.S. v Jones case deals with the Bill of Rights (United, 1)....   [tags: constitutional jurisprudence, legislation]
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Article V of the U.S. Constitution and the Amendments that Shaped America - The Articles of Confederation at one point was our only set of guidelines for our country, “in 1787 Congress scheduled a meeting to reform the Articles of Confederation”(Losco,Baker 22). “However; James Madison who is also known as the Father of the Constitution, had a different idea, to throw out the Articles of Confederation and construct something different” (Losco,Baker 23). According to Smith and Spaeth “in 1789 the Constitution was ratified, and then in 1791 the Bill of Rights was added” (Smith,Spaeth)....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Has the U.S. Lived up to its Founding Principles? - Thomas Jefferson once said “We hold these truths to be self–evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.– That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” When asked if I believe that the United States are living up to its founding principles, the first thing that comes to my mind is this quote and I have to say that America is not living up to its founding principles....   [tags: United States, Constitution, Amendments]
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The Controversy of the Second Amendment of the Constitution - I. INTRODUCTION: The Second Amendment to the Constitution(Second Amendment) of the United States of America(USA) is one of the most controversial. The Second Amendment specifically grants that, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed" The way that an individual interprets the wording of the Second Amendment influences their point of view on who has the right to "keep and bear arms" (Amendment 2). The controversy brought on by the Second Amendment is because the Second Amendment does not clearly define whom "the people" are....   [tags: Bear Arms Second Amendment USA] 997 words
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Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution - CJL 4064 Amendment Project As requested by the committee chair, I have examined the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments of our Constitution. It is imperative for the participants of the Constitutional Convention to update, and furthermore, enhance the Bill of Rights. The amendments were created with a valuable perspective on individual rights in the 1700's. Today, in 2010, our country has developed in the use of language, our principles, and our overall society. After close examination of the amendments, it has come to my attention that they no longer read to today's society....   [tags: Law] 891 words
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The Termination - We were young and in love. It was supposed to be that all American story that ended in happily ever after. Unfortunately, it turned out to be an American story of other sort; a story of frustration, personal intrusion, and despair all tightly woven together by a single managerial decision. A decision that proves the managerial decision-making process can forever alter the course of a person’s life. At the pure and young age of 16, love was found in Lance. Recently turned 17, Lance was removed from my side as a host at a local restaurant....   [tags: Amendments, Economy] 1086 words
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Freedom of Expression - That there are rights to which people are entitled by virtue of their humanity is not a novel idea. The statement in italic above surely has been presented throughout history as an archetype of this concept, specifically noting freedom of expression as a right to which all hold possession. The assertion of this right is well represented in the Unites States Bill of Rights. Within that document the First Amendment specifically restricts governmental powers prohibiting any such law or act from abbreviating our freedom of speech ....   [tags: U.S. Bill of Rights, Amendments] 1935 words
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The Second Amendment: Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms! - The United States Constitution says that U.S. Citizens have the right to bear arms. Even though this guarantee was written with no constraints, there are now laws that limit certain aspects of gun ownership. The reasons for gun control fall under the flag of public safety. Though there are many safety reasons why private ownership of firearms should be banned, these arguments are outweighed not only by the need for protection, but because the limitation of ownership rights could become dangerous to personal freedom....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms] 2373 words
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