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  • The Amendment And The Rights Amendment

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    Possibly the most conversational amendment to every make it’s way through the Senate and the House was the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972. The Equal Rights Amendment was, “introduced through the twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, and sixties without success” (Schneir, 369). Various organizations such as the National Woman’s Party (those who proposed it), National Organization for Women, the Women’s Department of the United Auto Workers, and many other feminists worked most if not all of their

  • Amendments Of The First Amendment

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    First Amendment: 1. The first amendment addresses that people have the freedom to practice and engage in a religion and the government cannot impose on this right. This same amendment also states that we have a right and freedom of speech, press, petition the government and also peaceful assemblies of people (so protest or even walks for different causes). 2(a): In North Carolina, there was a law that banned sex offenders from using social media in efforts of deterring them from preying on people

  • The Second Amendment And The Amendment

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    The truth to the statement that “Texas has a love affair with the 2nd amendment more than any of the other amendments” is circumstantial depending on the interpretation of the 2nd amendment. The second amendment is the most challenged amendment because it is so vaguely worded and not straight forward. It reads “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 somewhat incoherent statement leaves

  • Fifth Amendment And The Amendment

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    Fifth Amendment History: Once the United States won their independence from the British parliament, the Framers wrote the Bill of Rights, which were the first 10 amendments in protecting the individual freedoms from being hurt by the governmental bodies. The cause for this Fifth Amendment was many people were jailed without even being accused of a crime. They have included the Fifth Amendment on September 5, 1789 and was voted for by 3/4th of the states on December 15, 1791, which describes the

  • The Amendment Of The 14th Amendment

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    step at achieving this world with the passage of the 14th amendment. The intent of the 14th amendment was to prevent state governments from denying African Americans in the U.S. from their citizenship. At the time Africans were unable to attain citizenship because of their skin color. The Framer’s objective in formulating the 14th amendment was to grant citizenship to everyone born in the U.S., regardless of skin color. The 14th amendment expanded the protection of civil rights to all citizens in

  • The Amendment Of The Fourteenth Amendment

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    According to the thirteenth amendment, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The purpose of the thirteenth amendment was to end slavery or any form of involuntary servitude everywhere among the United States. There was new hope for African Americans throughout the country but unfortunately their freedom had a limit and coincidentally

  • Amendments Of The Fifth Amendment

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    This Amendment was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789 and was ratified by the states December 15, 1789. It is a part of the Bill of Rights, the first Ten Amendments of the Constitution. The Fifth Amendment has five sections or clauses. Clause number one – The right to a Grand Jury Hearing. The Grand Jury decides whether to indict a person. This is not a trial. The exception to this clause is, land or naval forces in service during time of war or public danger. Article 1 Section 8 gives the

  • The 8th Amendment : The Amendments Of The Eighth Amendment

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    The Eighth Amendment ratified in 1791, and it had three clauses. The clauses are Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Excessive Fines, and Excessive bail. The Cruel and Unusual Punishment means that the state and federal government restrict how extreme the punishment is to a person who has done a crime. This clause is made so that the people that are accused are not tortured and killed cruelly. The Excessive Fines restrict the state and federal government the amount of money a person fined for a crime.

  • The Amendment Of The Fourteenth Amendment

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    of Ohio had long been a believer in the idea of equal protection of the laws for all people, and was one of the leaders of the effort to pass the Fourteenth Amendment. While aware of the need to prove the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act with the Fourteenth Amendment, Bingham did not actually believe that the Fourteenth Amendment created any new rights. Rather, he believed that it created a new understanding of rights already in the Constitution. Bingham maintained that, “The…equal

  • The Amendment Of The Fourteenth Amendment

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    The Fourteenth Amendment stopped unlawful actions by states. It also gave Congress the power to enforce the amendment through new laws that benefited and were fair to everyone. The Fourteenth Amendment represents part of the extension of the power of the national government over the states. It has been cited in more court cases than any other part of the Constitution. It made it possible for new legislation that has protected the rights of many throughout the United States and has helped uphold equality

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