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Does The Constitution Achieve Equality?

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” - Abraham Lincoln (Brainyquote). Equality is achievable based on the constitution. The constitution proves that equality is possible by creating Amendments that bring the United States closer to equality. For example Amendment 15 prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude. There are only two sides, and saying that the Constitution makes it impossible for people in society to achieve equality would only be an opinion with no facts. The Constitution hasn’t yet brought us to full equality but over all of the years…show more content…
Amendment twenty three “The District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a state, but in no event more than the least populous state; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the states, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a state; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.” - The United States Constitution. Basically, this amendment gives the people in the District of Columbia the right to vote. The District of Columbia did not have the right to vote, but in attempt to achieve equality they gave the people that lived there the right that others already had. Amendment fifteen, “Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” - The United States Constitution. This amendment means that you cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed. The Constitution had already given African Americans their freedom, now they were giving them the next step to equality. The people who didn’t…show more content…
Amendment one “Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.” (The United States Constitution). Many people use the freedom of speech to hurt others, and sometimes cause chaos. Even though the rights of these people are protected by this amendment, their threats are not. Amendment two “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.” (The United States Constitution). Some people use the freedom to bear arms to physically hurt others. The right to bear arms is to protect the people, or to feel safe from others, but not to commit crimes. People abuse these rights that are given to them to hurt
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