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A Taxing Amendment, The Revenue Act

- Before the 16th Amendment, a federal income tax was technically illegal, as stated in Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution : “No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.” Therefore, the federal government had to rely on land sales, excise taxes, and tariffs to raise revenue. In times of crisis, however, these measures were simply not enough. During the Civil War, when the Union desperately needed funds, Congress passed the Revenue Act (1861), which included a provision for the nation’s first income tax....   [tags: supreme court, income tax]

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Boxer-Snowe Amendment

- Abortion Rights and the Boxer-Snowe Amendment February 15, 2001 was the first day the Global Democracy Act of 2001 was to be introduced by Senator’s Barbara Boxer, Olympia Snowe and Lincoln Chafee. This legislation would prevent the United States from imposing undemocratic and dangerous restrictions on health providers overseas. Representatives Nita Lowey and Nancy Johnson also would be introducing matching legislation in the house when it returned from recess. Senator Boxer and Representative Lowey developed the legislation in response to the “global gag rule,” imposed by President Bush on January 22, 2001 on the 28th anniversary of the Roe v....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Enforcing the Second Amendment

- With all the unpredictability in the world today many American citizens exercise their second amendment rights and choose to own a firearm to defend themselves, their families, and their property. Growth shows about four million new gun owners each year in the U.S. (Doherty 46 -47). Some research has shown that a 41% decline in violent crimes over the past two decades can be partly attributed to the lessening of firearm carrying laws, and that enabled lawful citizens to defend themselves (Doherty 46 -47)....   [tags: Role of Gun Laws]

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The Amish and The First Amendment

- When our forefathers were forming our new nation in 1776, they wrote the first amendment so that any religion, no matter what principles they are based on, would have equal rights in America. Opinions though, make the first amendment very difficult to be followed. People usually have one mind set, to follow what they believe and stereotype everyone else. “These stereotypes are the archenemies of learning” (Wagner 6). Learning is the basis of life. By stereotyping though, the less common religions, like Amish, are less noticed....   [tags: Religion]

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The Second Amendment and Gun control

- ... Imagine if that is no longer an option, more people will seek illegal ways to get guns and the criminal rate will just increase. Criminals will see that people will be defenceless and they will flourish in many towns.”Such a ban will only increase the criminal ability to victimize the innocent.” “Over the past 20 years, gun sales have absolutely exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent during that time and “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent.” This was the number 1 in the 18 little-known gun facts that prove that guns make us safer, written by Michael Snyder....   [tags: criminals, firearms, homicides]

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Our Living Shield: The First Amendment

- Our Living Shield: The First Amendment The authors of the Constitution of the United States created a magnificent list of liberties which were, at the time ascribed, to most people belonging to the United States. The main author, James Madison, transported the previous ideas of f undamental liberties from the great libertarians around the world, such as John Lilburne, John Locke, William Walwyn and John Milton. Madison and other previous libertarians of his time were transposed into seventeen different rights which were to be secured to all those in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Consent- A Common Fourth Amendment Exception

- ... This would give local law enforcement officers the means to follow the proper procedures such as obtaining a warrant. In court, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution as well as all other amendments is open to interpretation. It all depends on the defense attorney’s ability to convince a judge or jury of their arguments. If this particular case is landmark, it may be referenced in future cases. One key word in the Fourth Amendment is “reasonable”. If a person within a household gives an officer the consent to search the computer that has two or more logins or passwords, the officer may be in the clear and the evidence found may be admissible in court....   [tags: police, illegal activities, home]

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Mapp v. Ohio and the Fourth Amendment

- The U.S Constitution came up with exclusive amendments in order to promote rights for its citizens. One of them is the Fourth amendment. The Fourth Amendment highlights the right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, and effects, 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 searches, and persons or things to be seized (Worral, 2012)....   [tags: search, seizure, legal, warrent]

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Analysis of Indiana Amendment Called HJR-3

- In Indiana an amendment called HJR-3 that would alter Indiana constitution to define same-sex marriage and that could affect hundreds of people is trying to be passed. Indiana Constitution can either choose to table or vote down this amendment. The Indiana House Judiciary Committee delayed the vote on HJR-3 on January 13, 2014 after listening for more than 3 hours of testimonies from both sides. Indiana congress should not pass HJR-3. If HJR-3 passes, it can do harm to our state of Indiana, our economy and our communities if it is written in our constitution....   [tags: same sex marriage, hjr 3, gay couples]

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Book Banning and First Amendment Right

- ... 20, 2013). As this concerns books, people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read and what they don't want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are abused. Book banning affects many different people, from the people who read books to the people who write them. Why do people ban or try to ban books. 
 Most people ban books with the best intentions; they want to protect others from different ideas and information. Adults often do this because they feel that the book is frightening or has controversial ideas....   [tags: censorship in the US]

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Court Cases Dealing with the Fourth Amendment

- The Fourth Amendment states, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, 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." (Cornell). On January 17, 2014, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear two cases that deal with the 4th Amendment, Riley v....   [tags: arrest, search, cellphones]

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Gun Control: Is It Really in the Second Amendment

- ... Unfortunately there are news stories almost every day reporting some type of firearm tragedy. It is almost the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting that took place last year on December 14th 2012. A man named Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary with a gun and shot down the door and entered the building. He ended up killing 20 first graders, 6 adults and himself (Altimari, Goode). One of the reasons the gun control topic has been such a big topic is because the shooting effected innocent children....   [tags: violence, death, background, checks]

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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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Book Exploration of State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth Century Japan by Thomas Donald Conlan

- ... For example, a skilled archer pierced Nagoe Owari no kami right between the eyes. Thereupon he boasted that he had shot to death (igoroshitaru zo) the enemy general with a single arrow, undoubtedly a notable feat. By contrast, those who died lingering deaths as a result of arrow wounds were described as being ‘killed’ (uchishi),” (Conlan 59). Conlan also takes on the assertion that nobushi were some rag-tag bunch of guerrilla fighters, arguing rather the term nobushi “designates scattered skirmishers regardless of their social origins,” (Conlan 70)....   [tags: warrior, hierarchy, loyalty]

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Louis the Fourteenth and Western Civilization

- In today’s American society, the every day lives and routines of American citizens are impacted, affected, and ruled by the government. By studying the lives of people beginning in eighteenth century France, it is easy to see how the ruling government system impacts the everyday lives and routines of it‘s citizens. It is also easy to compare this society to the European civilization under the rule of Napoleon I, the American civilization under the rule of Woodrow Wilson, and Adolf Hitler. During the time period of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is used today to represent the turmoil a country can experience with dire rule....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Amendment 66: Tax Increase for Education Initutive

- Did you know that over fifty percent of students in Colorado DO NOT read, write, add, or subtract at grade level. This statistic is alarming and should create concern for the future of our country. This statistic is one of the motivating factors behind the proposed Amendment 66. The following text will explain Amendment 66, why it will not help kids the way it was advertised to the voting public, how it hurts small businesses, and why it is ultimately wrong for Colorado. First off, what is Amendment 66....   [tags: taxes, small businesses, schools]

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Linda Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

- 1868 marked a proud year for African Americans with the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to Constitution. It proclaimed that “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”1 This essentially color blinded government, and granted all citizens (a category which finally included African Americans) what is described in the document as indisputable equality....   [tags: the Fourteenth Amendment]

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The US Constitution: The Difficulty of Adding an Amendment

- The United States Constitution is considered to be more concise as well as much older than the constitutions of other nations worldwide. Although the United States Constitution is mature, there are such a limited number of amendments that have been added to the Constitution since it was created. Only twenty-seven amendments, including the Bill of Rights, have been added to the Constitution since its creation. This is not due to amendments not being suggested, because over eleven thousand amendments have been contemplated; however, this is because the process of adding an amendment to the Constitution is an extremely long and difficult process....   [tags: american history, amendment]

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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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Impact of the First and Fourteenth Amendments on Religious Freedoms

- Religion is an essential and complex facet of the American psyche. It plays a key role in supporting the ideal of American exceptionalism and has done so from Independence to the present day. Religion also plays a role in national identification through the “Americanisation” of religion. The emergence of transcendentalism, cults, evangelical sects, and Christian Zionism have all been a result of both the “Americanisation” of faith and American exceptionalism. The importance of religion to America as a nation, means that religion is granted certain freedoms that make passing laws regulating it difficult....   [tags: American exceptionalism, national identification]

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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution

- December 15, 1791 the First Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech." At an absolute minimum, the Establishment Clause was intended to prohibit the federal government from declaring and financially supporting a national religion, such as existed in many other countries at the time of the nation's founding (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011)....   [tags: American History]

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Mapp v. Ohio Fourth Amendment Case

- Mapp v. Ohio: Controversy of the Fourth Amendment Ms. Dollree Mapp and her daughter lived in Cleveland, Ohio. After receiving information that an individual wanted in connection with a recent bombing was hiding in Mapp's house, the Cleveland police knocked on her door and demanded entrance. Mapp called her attorney and subsequently refused to let the police in when they failed to produce a search warrant. After several hours of surveillance and the arrival of more officers, the police again sought entrance to the house....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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Amendments to the Constitution

- The framers of our Constitution knew that time has a way of changing countries and their citizens. Our country was in a whirlwind of change in 1789 as people were experiencing freedom from the tyranny of England for the first time in their lives. Our country was being molded and formed into a great nation by the founding fathers. Expectations and rules had to be set to protect the rights of the minorities and majorities. Amendments to the Constitution were written to ensure equality for all in changing times....   [tags: First Amendment, Second Amendment]

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4th Amendment

- 4th Amendment In the late 1700's the 4th Amendment was written because of strong objections to the Writs of Assistance or general warrants. The Writs Assistance gave officials the right to enter any home and seize belongings without a reasonable cause. (Grolier Encyclopedia) The 4th amendment was ratified in the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1771. This amendment protects the people's right to privacy and security. (Encarta Online) The Fourth Amendment states, 'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affi...   [tags: Government Constitution Amendments History Essays]

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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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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 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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Gun Control: Should the Second Amendment of the Constitution be Updated?

- According to the F.B.I., 14,369 murders involving firearms took place in the year 2013 within the United States. We as Americans have the right to “bear arms,” however there can be some changes to at least try to minimize these casualties. The 2nd Amendment states “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.” This may be outdated now that we have a strong military (that is our “well regulated Militia,”) to protect our security, but can a right be scratched off the Constitution because of someone’s interpretation....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Will We Follow Lincoln's Advice? The Fourth Amendment

- “Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” Abraham Lincoln made this statement in referring to the emancipation of the slaves. Even though the statement has nothing to deal with the Fourth Amendment, or the Search and Seizure laws within the Constitution, what is stated still brings about a good point relating to the Constitution. The fact being brought out of this quote is that the Constitution’s purpose is to safeguard Americans’ liberties....   [tags: Fourth Amendment, Abraham Lincoln, presidents, con]

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The Seventeenth Amendment

- Written in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, and later ratified by the thirteen original states in 1788, the Constitution establishes the relationship between the federal (national) government and state governments. It establishes our republican form of government with an elected Executive (President), a bicameral congress (consisting of two legislative branches, a House of Representatives and a Senate), and a judicial system headed by a Supreme Court. The Framers' of the Constitution were influenced in their work by the ancient Athenians, the thinkers of the Enlightenment; Locke and Montesquieu....   [tags: U.S. Law, government, constitution]

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The First Amendment

- 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 to assemble peacefully, and to petition the Government for e redress of grievances. The first and inargueably the most significant of the amendments to our Constitution is the First Amendment. The amendment that established our freedoms as citizens of our new confederation. The First Amendment insured, among other things, freedom of speech and of the press....   [tags: essays research papers]

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First Amendment

- First Amendment The modern American conception of freedom of speech comes from the principles of freedom of the press, and freedom of religion as they developed in England, starting in the seventeenth century. The arguments of people like John Milton on the importance of an unlicensed press, and of people like John Locke on religious toleration, were all the beginning for the idea of the “freedom of speech”. By the year of 1791, when the First Amendment was ratified, the idea of “freedom of speech” was so widely accepted that it became the primary, and a very important issue in the amendment....   [tags: Governmental Freedom Constitution Essays]

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The 8th Amendment

- The 8th Amendment In the United States Constitution, the 8th Amendment prohibits the use and practices of cruel and unusual punishment. What exactly is considered to be cruel and unusual punishment. This question is a hot topic among America's many different current controversies. Many people are saying that the use of capital punishment (to be sentenced to death as a penalty in the eyes of the law [a capital crime]. An execution [capital punishment]) is a direct violation of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States (Capital Punishment)....   [tags: Papers]

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The First Amendment

- The First Amendment The 1st Amendment forbids Congress from enacting laws that would regulate speech or press before publication or punish after publication. At various times many states passed laws in contradiction to the freedoms guaranteed in the 1st Amendment. However broadcast has always been considered a special exemption to free speech laws for two reasons. 1) the most important reasons is the scarcity of spectrum and the 2) is the persuasiveness of the medium. Because radio and TV come into the house, and may be heard or seen by unsupervised children, the government feels a special responsibility to protect the American people....   [tags: Papers]

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Education Amendment

- Over the years, the federal government has steadily been increasing its control of public education in the United States. The most notable developments of the last decade include the No Child Left Behind Act off 2001 and the ED Recovery Act, part of President Obama’s comprehensive recovery plan. As of September 30, 2010, $97.4 billion dollars was allocated under the ED Recovery Act (Department of Education). With the significant increase in federal interference, the American public should expect positive results....   [tags: Education ]

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The Context Of The Second Amendment

- The Context of The Second Amendment      The interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been a topic of controversy since its acceptance over two-hundred years ago. This controversy stems from the fact that the amendment was written for reasons for the most part that do not have any relevance today. One side argues the amendment void, and the other takes it out of historical context so it portrays the meaning they want. To understand what the second Amendment means, one must interpret the actual text, the historical background for its adoption, and what it means today....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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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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The Evolution Of The First Amendment

- The Evolution of the First Amendment 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.(encyclopedia) The inhabitants of the North American colonies did not have a legal right to express opposition to the British government that ruled them....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Reflection on the First Amendment

- “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for the redress of grievances” (United States Constitution). In 1789 the anti-federalist main concern was that the Constitution’s lack of adequate guarantees for civil liberties. To provide such guarantees, the First Amendment along with the other nine Amendments known as the Bill of Rights were submitted to the states for ratification on September 25, 1789 and adopted on December 15, 1791....   [tags: US Government]

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The 6th Amendment and Criminal Proceedings

- In this paper I’m going to discuss what is the 6th amendment right, the elements of ineffective counsel, how judges deem a person as ineffective counsel from an effective counsel, cases where defendants believed their counsel was ineffective and judges ruled them effective. I will also start by defining what is the 6th amendment right and stating the elements of an ineffective counsel. The 6th amendment is the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury if the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause if the accusation; to be conf...   [tags: ineffective counsel, deffendants]

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Overview Of The 14th Amendment

- In order to protect the diverse races in this country, a new amendment was passed giving every natural born American or anyone naturalized in the United States the right to protection of the laws. Meaning, people that fell into the expectations were granted citizenship and states could not deprive citizens of their rights and privileges. Not everyone was included in the 14th Amendment. Immigrants and especially Native Americans were excluded while whites and African Americans were included. During the Gilded age immigrants were coming into the country and the 14th Amendment did not apply to them....   [tags: constitution, laws, american dream]

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The Fourth Amendment and Lawful Arrest

- Reasonable suspicion can be found in the first clause of the Fourth Amendment (Siegel, 2012). It is considered the evidence necessary to prove that a crime has been committed (Siegel, 2012). There is not an exact minimum needed, however Justices have figured it has to fall below the evidence necessary to prove beyond a reasonable doubt of guilt needed in a trial (Siegel, 2012). This part of the Fourth Amendment is also included in the foggy understanding. There is a bias towards how this clause should be read and understood (Bloom, 2003)....   [tags: legal procedure, reasonable doubt]

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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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The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution

- The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution states that individuals have the right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and impacts, against outlandish looks and seizures," however the issue close by here is if this additionally applies to the pursuits of open fields and of articles in plain view and if the fourth correction gives insurance over these too. To reaffirm the courts' choice on this matter I will be identifying their choices in the instances of Oliver v. United States (1984), and California v....   [tags: California v. Greenwood]

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Modern Interpretation of The First Amendment

- Modern Interpretation of The First Amendment The first Amendment of the United States Constitution says; “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.”[1] Our fore fathers felt that this statement was plain enough for all to understand, however quite often the United States government deems it necessary to make laws to better define those rights that are stated in the Constitution....   [tags: essays papers]

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Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment

- Gun ownership and the Second Amendment have come under fire in recent years in the wake of major tragedies such as the Newtown, Aurora and Tucson shootings, amongst other major shootings. Although gun control is not a recent idea, it has grown attention and is argued by more liberal leaning individuals, who tend to believe more in gun control, that guns should be strictly regulated or completely outlawed, while more conservative leaning individuals, who are more in favor of gun rights, believe that regulations on firearms should be lessened or abolished completely....   [tags: Major Tragedies, Major Shootings, Gun Control]

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First Amendment And Music Censorship

- The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights exists because the Founders of our country understood the importance of free expression. The First Amendment states "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . ." (Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution 17). One of the ways the American people use this freedom of speech and expression is through the creation of the art form known as music. Music's verbal expression bonds our society through our emotions and experiences....   [tags: Censorship]

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Youth and the First Amendment

- Youth and the First Amendment Many freedom of speech and expression issues that receive media attention have to do with the adult population and what they feel their rights are. What many fail to recognize is the fact that the youth today are also dealing with freedom of speech and expression issues in their own lives. The freedom of speech and expression issues that young people deal with are just as important and are handled in the same manner as any other freedom of speech issue. Three articles from The Associated Press deal with freedom of speech and expression of middle and high school aged young people....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Importance of the Second Amendment

- ... By taking away the right to carry a gun, we only weaken our protection against those who these laws are supposed to protect us from. The intentions of the lawmakers who are attempting to confiscate these rights aren’t flagitious, they’re merely trying to protect Americans. What they don’t realize is that the only way that you can be completely sure that someone is safe, is to allow them to own something to keep themselves safe. If a thief intends to rob someone, they would be more likely to think twice, and decide not to commit the crime knowing that the person who they are demanding money from, and instilling fear into, could possibly be carrying a weapon....   [tags: the right to bear arms, gun control in the US]

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Title IX Amendment

- In 1972, after the feminist’s movement, a proposition act was created to help increase hiring rates and employment practices of federally financed institutions for women. The amendment proposition first caught attention in 1969 when a professor and future women’s activist Bernice Sandler used executive orders created by President Johnson years earlier to fight for her job at the University of Maryland. Sandler encouraged and filed her first complaint to the Department of Labor office that her rights were not being considered....   [tags: American Government, Sports]

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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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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- The Second Amendment Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States

- States tend to pass laws that promote security and safety among the people. Laws that are passed after mass-shootings occur usually have to do with increasing gun control. They can also cause a lot of debate among people questioning the constitutionality of the laws. The argument usually comes down to the second amendment giving citizens the right to bear arms. However, the wording of the amendment causes some people to misinterpret what is actually granted to the people. The anti-2nd amendment laws do not actually violate the amendment itself because it only grants the right to own guns, the laws only place limits on owning guns, and the laws are intend for the safety of the public....   [tags: the right ot bear arms, mass shootings]

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The First Amendment and its Impact on Media

- The First Amendment and its Impact on Media 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. The first amendment to the United State's constitution is one of the most important writings in our short history. The first amendment has defined and shaped our country into what it is today....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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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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Impact of the Ratification of the 13th Amendment on Commerce

- Background Information on the Thirteenth Amendment: The 13th amendment to the United States’ constitution was introduced in order to free the slaves from slavery and make united states a free country by abolishing and prohibiting slavery. This amendment finalized the abolition of slave trade in the United States. The 13th amendment has its origin in the proposition made by Abraham Lincoln to his cabinet in relation to the freeing of all slaves in the rebellious states. It was proposed by the 38th congress of the United States and passed by the senate on 8th April 1864 before being adopted on the 6th of December in 1865 following the announcement of the secretary of state who declared it to h...   [tags: Slavery, Freedom Economics]

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The Debate on Gun Control and the Second Amendment

- Guns have been around for a very long time. People love being able to have the freedom to do what they want, especially when they can possess something that make them feel superior. The introduction of the Second Amendment opens up the controversial, yet well anticipated opportunity for United State citizens to be able to own guns. Americans enjoy the benefit of being able to own guns for decades over people in other countries. People can buy guns and carry them around in public. They own guns for many reasons such as to hunt, to protect themselves, and simply to satisfy their desire of owning a gun, but in recent years, the issue of people carry guns has become a problem....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The First Amendment and the Fight Against God

- The First Amendment and the Fight Against God On September 11, 2001, our nation experiences a terrible tragedy when four terrorist-controlled airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed, and thousands more were affected. In an effort to promote patriotism and unite the nation, citizens began displaying American flags, holding memorial services, and attending church. County High School also made an effort to bring together its students and faculty....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Pornography: Prostitution or First Amendment Right

- There is a knock on the door A young woman is sitting on the bed; she is desperate, a mess. She tells the person at the door to come in. She has been sold to this man for the night, to do whatever he commands. He tells her what he wants and begins to unbuckle his belt. After a while everything is quiet, except the rustling of clothes being put on. The woman lies on the bed in shame as the man dresses and throws a wad of cash towards the young woman. In another place is a studio. In the studio a woman is sitting on a bed; she is nervous and desperate....   [tags: paid sexual relations, practices, penalties]

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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms The Second Amendment to the Constitution gave United States citizens the right to bear arms. Although, the Second Amendment stated: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms. However, the framers could not foresee the type of violence we have in our cities today. Innocent citizens have and are being brutally killed due to this amendment. Stricter gun control laws must be enacted to receive these types of weapons....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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Campaign Finance Reform: Constitutional Amendment

- While an imbalance has always been prevalent in the classes of American society, recent decisions in the Supreme Court favoring less campaign finance control have disregarded the growing gap between the upper echelon and the lower class. The U.S. Supreme Court has fully given way to elitist rule, allowing the wealthy to wield their natural tenacities to grow dollar bills from rocks and plant them kindly into the pockets of political candidates that would support their hidden agendas of clandestine rule and continued hegemonification of the lower class....   [tags: american society, supreme court, bipartisant act]

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Is Government Surveillance a Violation of the Fourth Amendment

- The government is always watching to ensure safety of their country, including everything and everyone in it. Camera surveillance has become an accepted and almost expected addition to modern safety and crime prevention (“Where” para 1). Many people willingly give authorization to companies like Google and Facebook to make billions selling their personal preferences, interests, and data. Canada participates with the United States and other countries in monitoring national and even global communications (“Where” para 2)....   [tags: crime prevention, privacy, personal data]

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An Indepth Look at Warfare in Medieval Japan in Joseph Conlans' State of War; The Violent Order of Fourteenth Century Japan

- ... That being so, it paints an image of the Samurai out to be more in the class of a ‘mercenary’ force than that of a group of morally obligated fighters, sworn to protect what is just and right for the betterment of society. In the introduction, Conlan states; “War represents a process that encompasses all. Rather than merely hastening change on a static state and society, war creates its own particular and peculiar order.” Nothing could be truer when looking at fourteenth century Japan. War for the Political figures represented an opportunity to further their control and power over society and the archepelego....   [tags: political, army, economic]

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Fourteenth Century Crises

- The 14th century is ranked as one of the most distressing epochs in the history of Western culture. With the transformation of the Holy Roman Empire into a greatly destabilized elective monarchy, the transfer in political power from Germany to France and the escalation of England's power comes the end of the High Middle Ages in which Europe sank into a time of despair. Many events were responsible for this decline and loss of hope. Among them, three deserve special attention: the Great Schism, the Hundred Years War, and the Black Plague....   [tags: European History]

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Affirmative Action

- Affirmative Action is any effort taken to expand opportunity for women or racial, ethnic and national origin minorities by using membership in those groups that have been subject to discrimination as a consideration. The Fourteenth Amendment states that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Significance of the 14th Amendment and Its Implications on the Constitution

- Introduction The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of United States addressed the issues related to citizenship of the country and their fundamental rights for equality. This amendment is regarded as one of the most significant clauses in the US constitution since it provides the definition for citizenship, deals with the rights of the US citizens, and defines the state’s obligations to protect the rights of its citizens. This amendment was passed in the year 1866 by the Congress following the Civil War....   [tags: citizenship, equal rights]

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the Movement of the 19th Amendment

- “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.” (Elizabeth, 1815). The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women a right to vote as well as men. The movement to give the right to vote for women through the 19th Amendment was a Suffrage movement. The Suffrage movement had continued since the Civil War, but the 13th, 14th and 15th amendment (it is related to the right to citizen) did not cover the right to vote for women. The 19th Amendment and the Suffrage movement have changed the lives of women in society....   [tags: suffrage, vote, women's rights]

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The Protections Provided by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

- One of the principle things is that personal self-defense is the primary purpose of the Second Amendment. It Is very easy to say that guns make people crazy and also if one person has a gun it will provoke the person to kill people. But in fact many people believe that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”(Wayne LaPierre, 2012) Saying this, I want introduce The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution which protects the right of individual Americans to keep and bear arms regardless of service in a militia....   [tags: rights, guns, violence]

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Fifth Amendment and Double Jeopardy

- Fifth Amendment and Double Jeopardy Double jeopardy is the prosecution of a person for an offense for which he or she has already been prosecuted. The double jeopardy clause, which is in the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, was designed to protect an individual from being subject to trials and possible convictions more then once for an alleged offense. The idea was not to give the State too much over the individual, this way no individual will be subject to embarrassment, expense, and ordeal against being tried for an alleged offense more then once....   [tags: Law Legal 5th Amendment]

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Against the Federal Marriage Amendment

- Against the Federal Marriage Amendment The word marriage means many things to many different people. To some people marriage is a religious ceremony, and should remain a religious union, without any interaction by the government. For others marriage is a legal contract, which should benefit both parties involved in the marriage. According Wikipedia.com, most people define marriage as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as a husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of the traditional relationship.” Not only has the type of contract marriage i...   [tags: civil liberties, rhetorical essays]

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Reflections On The First Amendment

- Reflections on the First Amendment On December 15th, 1971, the first X amendments to the Constitution went into affect. The first X amendments to the constitution were known as the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment was written by James Madison because the American people were demanding a guarantee of their freedom. The First Amendment was put into place to protect American’s freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and freedom of petition. The First Amendment was written as follows; “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...   [tags: Political Science]

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The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

- Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Eighth Amendment, 1791 The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limits the punishments that may be imposed by the government on American citizens. These limits are compulsory among the states by way of the Fourteenth Amendment. The English Bill of Rights of 1689 expressed concern with arbitrary and disproportionate sanctions, giving way to the Founders inclusion of the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment....   [tags: U.S. Law]

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The Second Amendment vs Gun Control

- President Barack Obama says we have an “obligation” to try anything that could save one child, but many people find this statement to be ridiculous. Gun control is thought of as a government policy or regulations to control or limit the sale and use of firearms. In the U.S. constitution, the 2nd Amendment states that 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. Inside America today, gun control is a major issue, especially in the political arena....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Heller Decision: Reaffirming the Second Amendment

- The Heller Decision: Reaffirming the Second Amendment Purpose: This paper aims to provide an analytic review of the background, context, and key decisions behind the Supreme Court’s ruling in the District of Columbia v. Heller case and explore the effects and impacts of their landmark decision and how it pertains to legal interpretations of the Second Amendment. BLUF Issue: The Supreme Court of the United States of America agreed to review the Second Amendment violation claims involved in the District of Columbia v....   [tags: District of Columbia v Heller Case]

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Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment?

- Is Flag Burning Protected by the First Amendment.          Can an individual be prosecuted for openly burning the American flag in a political protest. Gregory Johnson did this in a political protest outside Dallas City Hall. He was then tried and convicted of desecrating a venerated object under a Texas law (Penal Code 42.09), which states that "a person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly desecrates a state or national flag" (317). The question of whether this Texas law is in violation of the First Amendment, which "holds that Congress shall make no law......   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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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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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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