Amendments of the U.S. Constitution

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Amendments of the U.S. Constitution HIS/301 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution The United States Constitution is a beloved document of this country. In this document many powers, liberties, and freedoms are given to the citizens of the United States of America. These citizens were first made up of immigrants or settlers from England who wanted a place to live without fear of death, and freedom of liberties. The people who made up the first colonies of the America’s fought long and hard through many generations to get to the point they were at writing the Constitution. Though writing the Constitution was the “icing on the cake” for those who lived in America and those looking to live in America, there was a time when the original…show more content…
There are many different practicing religions in America because of the first amendment. The Bill of Rights also made it possible for a movement to begin that we now call “Women’s Liberation,” eventually giving women the right to vote. The fact that the right of freedom of speech was a protected right made it easier for people to speak out about injustices. The civil rights movement was because of the proposed unconstitutionality of some laws that went against the portion called the Bill of Rights. The fight for civil rights was won because people knew that the equality of people was not being met as the Constitution provided for. More than two hundred years later there are still ongoing effects from the Bill of Rights adoption to the Constitution. Amendments Twelve, Twenty-Two, and Twenty-Five To date there are Twenty-Seven Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The three that I will be addressing here all have to deal with the Presidency of the United States. In the original Constitutional document the structure of the government was addressed, including the office of the Presidency. It is assumed by many that any issues with the Presidency would have been addressed when the Constitution was drafted. The need for amendments was noticed by the drafters of the Constitution, and no part of the Constitution was without scrutiny, or error. In Article II of the Constitution it states there is to be a President,
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