Amendments
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...Amendments The fourth, fifth and sixth amendments to the constitution of the US were adopted as part of the bill of rights. These amendments guarantee American citizens certain rights when they are arrested, taken to court, and during the judicial process. Constitutional safeguards provided by the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments The fourth, fifth and sixth amendments to the US constitution outline various constitutional safeguards that American citizens enjoy in both juvenile and adult court proceedings. The amendments focus on certain safeguards such as a speedy trial, the accused person’s...
Reconstruction Amendments
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...Amendments Introduction The reconstruction amendments of the US constitution comprise the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. The amendments were adopted just after the end of the civil war in the period between 1865 and 1870 according to Franklin (3). The amendments were necessary for the reconstruction of the America’s Southern states. The Thirteenth Amendment was influential in the abolishment of slave trade. The succeeding amendment stipulates privileges, immunities equal protection as well as due process (Franklin 10). On the other hand, the Fifteenth Amendment gives the right to vote people of all color, race and those previously held in servitude. The fourteenth amendment... of the United...
History paper: Amendments
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...amend the Constitution is derived from Article V of the Constitution itself (National Archives). For an amendment to reach the final stage, whereby it is added to the Constitution, it also requires two different steps: proposal and ratification. Article V of the Constitution states... ?“We the People of the United s, in order to form a more perfect Union…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United s of America”. Those words, which form part of the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America and are quoted in almost every United States History textbook, begin the document that forms the basis of our nation. It was drafted during a time of war and strife, during a struggle for ...
Searches, Warrants and Amendments
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...Amendments a) The pendent acquired from Elaine is admissible to court as evidence since it was acquired procedurally. According to the 4th Amendment, the American constitution safeguards its citizens from unreasonable searches without warrant. But it also stipulates that searches shall be conducted in circumstances where the officers have probable reasons. Searches considered legal are only those conducted under the law through search warrants issued by a judge. Jerry and Kramer conducted the search within the law as they obtained a warrant before conducting the search. They had suspected Elaine to possess stolen property and from the search conducted they recovered... the stolen pendent. The...
4th, 5th, 6th Amendments
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...Amendments of the Bill of Rights The Fourth, Fifth to Sixth Amendment of the Bill Rights relate to the rights of an individual when he or she is free from illegal seizures from the statue and is guaranteed to a fair and speedy trial when accused of a crime that would his put full enjoyment to life, liberty and property in peril. The Fourth Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution states that the; “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... Discussion of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth...
1st and 2nd amendments
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...Amendments The first and the second constitutional amendments have come under a lot of controversy. The congressional debate and public outcry over infringement of their fundamental rights has opened a Pandora box which the government is increasingly finding it hard to control. 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”. The first amendment is very important because it demonstrates the framers intention of making America a truly... 1st and 2nd...
One of the 10 amendments
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...Amendments The first 10 amendments to the constitution are dominated by the bill of rights. The inclusion of rights isconsidered as a bedrock defense of by the proponents of US liberties. Inclusion of such rights was deliberated upon even during the framing of original constitutional convention, but the idea did not find many takers and it could not be included in the constitution at that time. Subsequently, in 1789 James Madison introduced1 a series of amendments out of which ten were ratified and became the Bill of Rights in 1791. Inclusion of such rights was considered a prerequisite for a civilized society as these rights intended to empower the common men... , and intended to ensure that...
Constitutional Amendments in United States
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...Amendments in United s Constitutional Amendments in United s American people have witnessed various changes from the time US incepted a new constitution, which recognized federal government. US constitution is a fabric that holds social issues affecting the people of United States. The functions discharged by the federal government have dramatically from the past to present. These changes have influenced political structures, social structures, and economic wellbeing of the people of America. This essay identifies and describes expansion of authority made by the federal government between the periods when US began its Civil War to end of Civil Right Era. The foundation of federal law... ? Constitutional...
Civil War Amendments to the Constitution
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...amendments in over two centuries of its existence. In consideration of its age, Mathews (2001: 45) attributes its success to the relatively few amendments that have withstood the test of time and responded to many crises that have defined the American history to date. Mathews (2001: 47), argues that for any constitution to have a staying power, it should raise beyond the conventional law that basically relies on the simple majority in a given society. Moreover, a constitution should be flexible to respond to different crises and needs of the society, without losing its meaning. This feat is hardly attained by many constitutions across the globe... ?The American constitution has undergone twenty-seven...
The Bill of Rights and Later Amendments
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...Amendment, December 15, 1791 The Tenth Amendment brings state independence against the federal government and perhaps an unlimited power to the state as represented by the people to all other powers not expressly provided to the federal government. It connotes Thomas Jefferson's model of a confederation of independent states that provides that "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right..” (qtd Norton et. Al, 165). Through the Civil War the United States government have changed their view... ? The powers not delegated to the United s by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the s, are reserved to the s respectively, or to the people. Tenth...
Stop and frisk /NYPD/14th amendments violations
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...Amendments Violations Introduction The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) stop and frisk policy, which affects thousands of people, is unjust and out to be changed or banned. Stop and Frisk is a practice conducted by NYDP and entails brief detention of people by police along the lanes for probing, frisking or interrogation. The practice is conducted on people that police suspect to be unlawful or to have plans to commit crime. The practice, which entails being stopped and searched by police, is not only unconstitutional but also humiliating. The practice has evoked many negative reactions from the public particularly the minority groups such as Latinos, blacks and other... Stop and Frisk /NYPD/14th...
U.S. Constitution Amendments/Bill of Rights
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...Amendment to the US Constitution which imposes upon the US Government an obligation to ensure that private property and the individual are protected against official intrusion is not an absolute right. There are two main ways in which the Fourth Amendment is applied and it is for the protection of privacy and the protection of the individual from unlawful searches and seizures. This amendment was drafted by the founding fathers in direct response to what amounted to arbitrary and general search warrants issued by the British government in colonial America. Its development over the years has given way to many concerns particularly with respect to the loopholes it creates... Introduction The Fourth...
Educational Amendments: Should we do away with Title IX?
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...Amendments were issued in the year 1972 by the Congress. This law constituted of a section namely Title IX which does not allow to discriminate between the sexes when it comes to education that is afforded by the state, this also includes athletics. This law has become a subject of immense controversy today specially in athletics programs at high school or intercollegiate level. There is immense stress laid on imposing this twenty five year old law so that the ninety percent of the universities situated in Americas that are not following this law should come in accordance with it. This law was published twenty years back when the federal governing bodies saw... Should we do away with IX? Educational...
The Twenty Seven Amendments to the Constitution of America
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...Amendments to the Constitution of America Amendment The amendment bars the congress from instituting any policies which directly affects the freedom of people to religion, barring the liberty of the press, challenging the already existing rules of a public member petitioning the government for a redress of grievances, and limiting a person’s freedom of speech. The amendment implies that the public are free to select their own religion and freely air out opinions without any intrusion from the government (Chalmers, 26). Amendment 2 This amendment grants the public permission to keep or bear arms with the permission of the relevant authorities concerned. This means... that individuals are...
Thesis amendments
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...How are English Cultural Elements Presented in the Saudi English Learning textbooks Series? Submitted by Abdullah M. Bayhan A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment Of the requirements for the degree of Master of TESOL Faculty of Education School of Education La Trobe University Bundoora, Victoria 3086 Australia August 2010 ABSTRACT Globalisation has dramatically increased not only the economic interdependence of nations but it has created an opening wherein the encounter, awareness and interaction among and between cultures have become part of the reality of the contemporary period. In response to this, most countries have incorporated the study of foreign languages in education... are English...
Discuss the benefits and environmental implications of applying composts and other organic amendments to agricultural land
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...Amendments to Agricultural Land By ID Number Module Title and Number Name of Professor/ Tutor Date of Submission The Benefits and Environmental Implications of Applying Composts and other Organic Amendments to Agricultural Land INTRODUCTION The main aim of employing organic amendments such as composts or recycled organic wastes is to help “restore soil organic matter (SOM) content and soil organic matter fertility functions in soils intensively-cropped and organic-depleted” (Senesi, Miano & Brunetti, 1996, p.533). Composts and other organic amendments also raise the organic content levels in soils intrinsically poor... ? The Benefits and Environmental Implications of Applying Composts and other Organic...
What were the historical origins of the Second Amendments protection to keep and bear arms?
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...Amendment’s Protection to keep and Bear Arms The origin of the right to keep and bear arms all started with the culture of having guns, then events that brought fear among people, then valid arguments for the need of arms. This explains the historical origin of the second amendments protection to keep and bear arms. Americans at first had the culture of carrying arms with them for normal life purposes; that is protection, maintaining order in the society, and hunting for food. As time went by in their new settlement areas in America, conflicts developed, and they had to have arms for protection against invasion. The British... , therefore, expected to have their own weapons (Oliver 94). When...
Discuss the relationship between the 1st and 2nd Amendments and contemporary political issues
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...amendements. 2. Use each explain the current controversies relating to freedom of the press sources of information, the separation of church and state and gun control 3. Analyze the two amendments as they relate to these contemporary issues.) All were covered all well as possible in a 3 page paper. The new instructions are much more specific and extensive. Our revision policy allows for revisions if the original instructions were not followed. This requires a new order because of the new instructions and additional pages added as well. First and Second Amendments Student name Instructor name... The original instructions were followed without exception Explain the contents of the 1st and 2nd...
Analyze the implications of the 1st and 2nd Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
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...Amendments to the Constitution: the freedom of the press to protect their sources of information, the separation of church and state, and gun control. These issues are among the most heated and divisive topics in modern public discourse. Politicians are often made or broken depending on their stance on such matters as the assault weapons ban and prayer in public schools. Recent news coverage of prominent newspaper reporters being jailed for refusing to reveal their sources during criminal investigations has captured the attention of the nation and raised important constitutional questions of whether... Introduction Among the most controversial issues of our time are those rooted in the 1st and 2nd...
"The U.S. Constitution- Bill of Rights, needed changes and amendments to meet a changing World"
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...amended and if possible repealed to meet a changing globe where each and every thing a person does is well scrutinized. This is the case in areas dealing with terrorism, voting and drinking among its population. Recently after September 9/11, there has been the creation of two Patriot Acts of 2001 and 2006 as well as the Military Commission Act of 2006. These Acts have collectively denied the constitutional rights to freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom from illegal assault/search, denial of unusual punishment-corporal and the freedom from the illegal acquiring of private property. All these acts have led the Bill of Rights... The US bill of rights has some assertions which need to be...
The impact and significance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments on Black life and America's development.
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...amendment, which was first... ?A few thing are more treasured by Americans than their rights and freedoms, their culture and constitution promotes and requires that all persons are considered equal before the law notwithstanding their racial, religious or any other different orientation. However, this has not always been the case, America has a very dark past concerning discrimination, and it has taken hundreds of years and struggle by the government and people to overcome. Slavery engenders some of the darkest time in American cavitation where inequality was the norm; however, after the civil war; it was outlawed in most American states, mostly due to the efforts of Abraham Lincoln.1 The thirteenth...
What are the major requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act? What major amendments have been made to the act since it was pas
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...Amendments, Impact, and Cost of Implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act Introduction Water is a vital compound. It fuels not only human beings but also industrial companies. Such component is essential to sustain life. Water is use for drinking, cooking, washing, and the like. But the quality of water to be used from one activity to another differs. For instance, in drinking and cooking it must be of first class quality compared to the water consumed by the industries in manufacturing their produce (Hrudey and Hrudey, 2004). In the past, when industrialization is not in its full boost, the water supplied to individuals is mostly potable. This is because the natural water... ? Requirements,...
Use of military drones in civilian operations and law enforcement and the impact this will have in regards to the 1st and 4th Amendments of the United States
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...amendment protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference whereas the 4th amendment provides for the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, paper, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures”. These two amendments have been the foundation of privacy from intrusion by the government since 1791.A drone by virtue of its infrared detection as a method of surveillance of people’s private property is a violation of the 4th Amendment (Villasenor, 2012). Drone attacks make America safer by destroying terrorists’ networks across the globe. Thus, drone attacks that have been conducted... Law: use of military drones Military drones...
Alleged abuses of the law were cited by Thomas Jefferson as a justification for American independence? How did the Constitution (original text and first ten amendments) seek to prevent such abuses in the new republic?
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...amendments and a paragraph that certifies its acceptance by the constitution’s convention. The Preamble of the constitution states the need for justice, defense welfare and unity to perceive every other aspect in the creation of a successful United States. “The seven articles of the constitution are specific and varied. Article one speaks of the branches required to run the country: congress, legislative and federal government” (Hall 1992... The American Constitution Brian Robinson POL 303 June 30 2009 The American Constitution The American constitution is the work of a group of menwho sought true independence and freedom for a country that was torn apart by war and imperialism. The work of Jefferson...
Make amendments to my poster and write a response letter 700 words
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...Evaluating the Efficacy of an Anxiety Management Program for Adolescents Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder Nadiyah Abduljabir Alsami University of Western Australia 2012 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I am heartily thankful for the following people, without whom this thesis would never have been possible. My supervisor Winthrop Professor Stephen Houghton for his unlimited assistance, enthusiasm, encouragement which have been essential to complete the research. I have learnt a lot from his ability and guidance of providing a clear information, sharing his wild knowledge and offering infinite access to the resources and materials. For all that he has taught me. The Ministry... the Efficacy...
Define and explain the provisions of Trademark law. Describe some of the challenges that the Web and Web applications pose for Trademark. Provide and discuss relevant examples of how these challenges have been addressed either by amendments to Trademark
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... Trademark “A recognizable mark or a symbol logo which marks out and distinguishes the goods or services of a particular source, manufacturer or trader from that of others is called as Trademark” (Ladas 974). Trademarks are used for various products and services ranging from A to Z. In order to get a trademark for a brand, organization, franchise, it is necessary to get the trademark rights from the government or concerned authorities under the defined laws. This essay is aimed to define and explain the provisions of trademark laws. The essay will also highlight the challenges that are imposed by the Web and Web applications for trademark. Furthermore, it will discuss that how laws... Trademark “A...
Critically appraise the amendments to, and the respective roles of, the European Union political institutions, evaluating their consequential inter-institutional balance pursuant to the Treaty of Lisbon institutional reforms.
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...The birth of the Treaty of Lisbon is based on the aspirations of Declaration 23 of the Treaty of Nice. While stating that completion of the Nice Treaty gave the European Union the necessary requirements for allowing the accession of member states, it also called for a more profound debate about the future of the EU. Thus so was borne the need for an extension of the Nice Treaty. The proposed Constitution was greeted with suspicion and doubt, arguably due to its implications of sovereignty. The new revised edition of the Constitution arrived in the form of the Treaty of Lisbon. Indeed, the plan for future enlargement of the EU has created concern surrounding the efficacy of the Union... birth of the...
What are the three most important aspects or sections of the constitution?
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...amendments that help to define the relationship that exists between the government, the states, and every citizen of the United States. The Constitution aids in enforcing the boundaries and rights of this relationship. While every aspect and section of the Constitution is important to maintaining control and equality in the United States amongst all citizens, there are some sections that stand out from the others... ?Most important aspects of the Constitution Introduction The Constitution of the United s of America is considered to be the supreme law of the country. The Constitution, penned over a span of many years and approved of on September 17, 1787, consists of numerous articles, clauses, and...
What are the three most important aspects or sections of the constitution?
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...amendments that help to define the relationship that exists between the government, the states, and every citizen of the United States. The Constitution aids in enforcing the boundaries and rights of this relationship. While every aspect and section of the Constitution is important to maintaining control and equality in the United States amongst all citizens, there are some sections that stand out from the others... Most important aspects of the Constitution Introduction The Constitution of the United s of America is considered to be the supreme law of thecountry. The Constitution, penned over a span of many years and approved of on September 17, 1787, consists of numerous articles, clauses, and...
Criminal Law Foundations
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...Amendments to the United s Constitution, citizens have given the constitutional safeguards in order to stand against unreasonable search and seizure of persons or property without a warrant (Family Rights, 2013). This substantially includes children or minor individuals who are covered by the existing juvenile law under the juvenile court. The 5th Amendments to the United States Constitution provides a sense of constitutional safeguard by ensuring that citizens are not to be compelled to be a witness against themselves or be deprived of liberty or property obtained for public use (Family Rights, 2013). Finally, the 6th Amendments to the United States Constitution provides... ?Introduction In the 4th...
The U.S. constitution
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...amendments to the constitution should not be made too... ?The U.S. Constitution The purpose of this paper is to provide an essay related to the U.S. Constitution. This paper will compare and contrast the USConstitution in the past and the US Constitution today and postulates that there have been some significant changes. The format that this paper will utilize is to first identify topic sentences and then proceed to answer the questions using a paragraph structure. Without question it was recognized by the original authors of the U.S. constitution that changes were eventually going to be needed in order to accommodate the changes in the needs of the nation. However it is important to consider that any...
The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment
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...Amendment Whereas the US Constitution maps out the general direction in which governance should commence, the role and rights of the individual to the state are laid out in even more clarity within the first ten amendments to the Constitution; oftentimes collectively referred to as the Bill of Rights. These amendments have become a key detriment in the formation of law and the ways in which the government and its three branches interact with the citizens over which they preside. As a means of further understanding each of these first ten amendments, this brief analysis will consider their meaning in a greater degree of depth and through such an analysis help... Section/# The Bill of Rights and the 14th...
GOV.13US & MO CONSTITUTIONS
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...amendment? What was the thinking behind the decision to eliminate U. S. citizens earlier to not for U. S. senators? The U.S citizens did not have any representation in 1970’s. Due to this, the citizen lost their rights to vote. They got their rights to vote after the rectification of the U.S constitution after the declaration that there would be no tax without representation. Senators were elected in privacy of the voting booth before the amendments. The decision to eliminate the U.S citizens from voting for the senators was thought to allow... Gov.13us & Mo Constitutions Gov.13us & Mo Constitutions How did U. S. citizens get the right to vote for U. S. Senators?  How were senators selected before that...
Privacy in the 21st century
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...amendments on the Foreign Service Intelligence Act (FISA). One of the significant amendments is the Terrorist Surveillance Act of 2007... Foreign Intelligence Service Act Foreign Intelligence Service Act Privacy is something essential to everyone. When onesprivacy is invaded, they normally feel offended and their rights are not respected. Governments all over the world have enacted laws such as The Foreign Service Intelligence Act (FISA) of the United States of America, to spy on their own citizens who they consider “a threat to national security”. The Foreign Service Intelligence Act (FISA) is an act by congress in 1978. It was put in place during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. This was an act of congress th...
Arizona constitution
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...amending this constitution is fair because when amendments are proposed, the citizens must approve all the changes. The proposed amendments including the limit of local government tax levy and the municipal debt capacity are concerned with the business sector and are necessary changes. However... Arizona Constitution Arizona Constitution The Arizona Constitution outlines the framework of the government’s operations and individual rights. This essay focuses on the fairness of the Arizona constitution process. It will further focus if the process gives additional power to the people. I would also give my view if the progressive framers would approve the way the process has been used. The process of amendi...
Foundation of the American constitution
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...amended as well as other articles and laws to be made and included in what we now know as the constitution. The drafting of the constitution was done in 1787 under the presence of 74 delegates. This was later ratified in 1789 and George Washington became the president (Vile, 2010). The Bill of rights borrowed heavily and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights and was included... in the constitution in 1791. It consisted of ten amendments which basically involved forbidding cruelty and punishments that were excessive and unnecessary as well as providing liberties to the citizens. The first amendment of the constitution was carried out in 1791 and it...
Reconciliation in the Community (Australia)(6)
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...amend the constitution, so as to allow indigenous people to be recognised in their own right within it. The need to amend the constitution as a way of entrenching peaceful inter-communal existence is expedient, since the constitution is a legal document which defines the relationship between the government and an individual, and an individual and his fellow individual. The constitution also defines and underpins federal laws and institutions. One of the ideas that are cogently and satisfactorily advanced is that of social contract. The relevance of social contract and constitutionalism is clearly... Reconciliation Number Department Introduction Personally, I am persuaded that there is a need to...
Supreme Court
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...amendments, were developed to remedy immediate and anticipated problems and transition through the amendments’ existence have realized developments, some of which are beyond expectations of the developers of the amendments. Relying on the letter of the amendments would... Supreme Court Supervisor June 27, Supreme Court The argument for an originalist perspective to interpretation of the constitution is rational because of the advantages that the theory offers to the contemporary and dynamic environment. The fact that no written constitution, or any other law, can anticipate and provide for all possibilities is one of the justifications for a non-originalist perspective. Laws, such as the constitutional...
The Bill of Rights
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...amendments to the Constitution, which constituted the Bill of Rights, he depended a great deal on the Virginia Declaration of Rights. The Bill of Rights represents the authoritative statement of many American of values: “the idea that the individual is prior to and takes precedence over any government” (NARA; Zinn). On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States presented the twelve amendments to the Constitution (NARA; Zinn). There was much argument against these amendments (NARA; Zinn). The first two drafted amendments, which entailed the number... 23 March Bill of Rights: In Protection of the People When people are asked to write about the most important things for them, they often...
Bill of Rights
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...amendment can be effected, it must be proposed to the s with a two third votes from bothhouses. Since the original signing of the US constitution, there are a total of twenty seven amendments that have been ratified to it. The main purpose of this research paper is to analyze the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th amendments to the US constitution. The paper also seeks to find out the relationship between these parts of the constitution and administration of justice and security in United States. Introduction Several amendments that have been ratified on the US constitution were aimed at improving the administration of justice while at the same time ensuring... The US constitution stipulates that before an...
American Constitution Law 4 paper
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...Amendments to the Constitution. The Illinois intermediate appellate court affirmed the conviction by the Circuit Court. The Supreme Court of the state of Illinois also rejected the appellant’s argument and stated that it wasn’t obligated to extend its decision in Argersinger v Hamlin (1972) to the case. Although the appellant was charged with an offense for which imprisonment was authorized upon conviction, the appellant had only been fined $50 instead of imprisonment. Judgment: the appellant further lodged his appeal... in the Supreme Court of United States. In its judgment the court affirmed the Supreme Court of Illinois’ decision that the Constitution of the United States of America did...
Lesson Planning
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...amendments. The lesson plan will see the teacher teach the major constitution amendments in the United States Constitution. The teacher will make it clear to the students that the first ten amendments are about the bills of right, which are the rights of a human being. It is important to for the students to understand the constitution amendments in the US. This is because it will help the students understand the rights and duties that they are entitled to ones they become citizens. It is also important for the students to know that the constitution amendments will help to strengthen... ? Lesson Planning al Affiliation Lesson planning Question The general topic of the lesson plan is the constitution...
Slavery and Western Expansion
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...amendment, there is a question as to the degree of their integration into society. It is, thus, crucial to consider the term splendid failure carefully. In the article, the author explores the failures and triumphs of this period in American history and ends the article by citing fewer celebrations from the period and more disappointments... Reconstruction: A Splendid Failure W.E.B. Du Bois, in Black Reconstruction, in America, contends, “The attempt to make black men American citizens was in a certain sense all a failure, but a splendid failure” (Dubois 708). In a broader sense, this attempts to represent the reconstruction as a whole. While slaves can be made free citizens through a constitutional...
The Clean Air Act
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...amendments have been described followed by expected reactions from industry players. History of the Act Efforts... The Clean Air Act (1990) Since the World War II, the US economy has continued to grow. This growth can be attributed to increased manufacturing. The large number of industries in the US was a source of pollutants that continued to degrade the environment. Thus, the need to regulate the amount off pollutants that industries could discharge into the air arose. This article discusses the 1990 Clean Air Act. A brief history of the act has been described with highlighting of the major events. Response of the industry to the act is then discussed. Shortcomings of the act that necessitate future...
History essay
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...amendment. The criticisms arise from not only the common law... Constitution Some Americans today claim that our Constitution should not be "interpreted"; instead, it should be applied according to the founders' original intent. In fact, one of our Supreme Court justices, Antonin Scalia, has stated that he is a textualist; an originalist. Others claim the Constitution is a living document. What do you think? The constitution is the greatest source of laws in not only the United States but also in other nations of the world. From the moment it was drafted and made legal in the 1700s by the America’s fore fathers, criticisms have always arisen and especially in relation to its interpretation or even...
American revolution
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...amendments presented in the Bill of Rights became the first ten amendments in the US... Supervisor Test Assignment 20 December History and Political Science The Original US Constitution (1787, Philadelphia) was focused towards creating a strong federal government and paid minimal attention towards individual rights. It included few basic rights without any attention towards individual liberties. Delegate Charles Pinckney prepared a proposal to include individual rights and presented it in front of the Committee (20 August, 1787) and the Convention (12 September, 1787) only to get rejected. However, the original US Constitution alarmed several prominent Americans including Thomas Jefferson who wrote his...
The Founding Docs of the U.S. Government
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...Amendment in particular defines the freedoms of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. From it, other amendments and specific rights branched out. For instance, it is the right of the people to have the leaders they want and exercise their rights to choose... Full Giving Rights The Constitution of the United s has been established by the Founding Fathers based on the fundamental principles observable in life. The statement, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” expresses in general the basis of the Constitution. The First...
2 short essays and an Intergrated Lesson Plan for US Constitution
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...amendments. The lesson plan will see the teacher teach the major constitution amendments in the United States Constitution. The teacher will make it clear to the students that the first ten amendments are about the bills of right, which are the rights of a human being. It is important to for the students to understand the constitution amendments in the US. This is because it will help the students understand the rights and duties that they are entitled to ones they become citizens. It is also important for the students to know that the constitution amendments will help to strengthen the US... Lesson Planning al Affiliation Lesson planning Question The general topic of the lesson plan is the constitution...
Rights and Freedom
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...Amendment of the US constitution forms part of the Bill of Rights and guarantees certain freedoms to the US citizens. The First Amendment prohibits the US Congress from making any law that curtails the freedom of the press, the freedom of religion, the freedom of petition, the freedom of speech, and freedom of assembling peacefully. The Bill of Rights and subsequent amendment notable amendments to U.S democracy are significant since it prohibits all laws that may be biased towards the establishment of a national religion and prohibits all acts that may deprive the citizens their life and property in an illegal manner. The Bill of Rights guarantees the privacy... of citizens and grants them...
Policy memo summarizing a public hearing
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...Amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Date: January 12, 2011 This memo presents a summary of debate and comment on the proposed amendments to the City of Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, 2010-11. Debate and comment was made at the Public Hearings heard on Thursday July 8, 2010, by the Committee on the Built Environment. This memo covers for your information: A brief overview of the annual Comprehensive Plan; A list of criteria used to select the proposed amendments under consideration; A summary of comments made by members... of the public with regard to the Comprehensive Plan. Sally Clark, the Chair of the Committee on the Built Environment, opened the Public Hearing at 5:30, in the...
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