On December 15, 1791 the amendments were added on to the declaration and are meant to be followed as a part of human rights but are they really being followed. After the continental convention the us constitution was made, but it had a few flaws everyone knew it, but didn't expect it to stay together for as long as it has. Sadly though we are losing our amendment bit by bit, we can see it everyday the bill of rights is being broken with new laws and oppression happening everyday. One of the first amendment is the freedom of religion, speech,and the press as well as the right to petition. Not only have the right of our speech been tampered with so hase religion the whole reason this country exists but today we are almost being told us believing in our faith is taboo as well we have almost completely lost our freedom of speech i can't even post my opinion online without losing fifty percent of my friends.
Athenians Democracy Ancient Athens has two documents that discuss democracy. The first one is “Document A: Pericles” and the other one is “Document B: The The Athenian Constitution”. In document A, I found that is truly democratic because your social class is not allowed the interfere with someone 's merit. For example, if you’re poor you’re still able to serve the state or be part of the government. In document A it also states that “you get equal justice.”
Following the abolishment of slavery, the next logical step would be to provide rights for those slaves. That’s merely what the 14th amendment attempted to do, provide civil rights for African Americans. Like other amendments white supremacists and others didn’t want to see this bill passed. Although it made it into law, it was only the beginning of very long struggle. To attempt to make blacks equal to whites would raise even more political and social issues.
The 26th amendment states “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.” My opinion on the 26 amendment is that the voting age should be lowered to 16 instead of 18. I also believe the 2nd amendment should be change which also expresses “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.” Changing the 26th amendment could gradually increase society being safer. I feel the 26th amendment should be change because people of teenage years seem to know just as much about politics as much as older people.
The Second Amendment The Second Amendment has been heavily debated for years. This in itself is humorous considering how easily it became an Amendment. When it was written, people gave it little thought, as it was considered normal; “the Amendment was easily accepted because of widespread agreement that the federal government should not have the power to infringe the right … anymore than it should have the power to abridge the freedom of speech … ” (Lund).
US Constitution Longevity The United States Constitution is not just a document. It is an omnipresent artifact of the past and ongoing history for the nation it governs. Passionate arguments were abundant during the drafting of the document on what it should entail and what should be left to interpretation. The Constitution not only served to appease many people at the time of its ratification, but it stays standing as a thriving and dependable document capable of change to serve the people as they see fit.
At the core of the First Amendment, a promise is made by The Constitution of the United States, stating “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” (Cornell University Law School, 2015). It is a promise made to all citizens that they will be given the right to practice their beliefs and join together in protest or peacefully assemble. This ability for everyone on the nation - even the minorities - to make themselves heard is an essential part of a functioning democracy (American Civil Liberties Union, 2015). Time and
Seminar 1DB# 2 Q. 1 Interpretation of the Constitution In his speech, Justice Scalia noted that the interpretation of the Constitution depends on when it was interpreted. He also stated that the interpretation should be “reasonable.” Justice Scalia is said to be an Originalist. He explicated the originalist view comparing with the living document view.
Of the ten amendments in the Bill of Rights, the most important one in my opinion is the first amendment. The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech, religion, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition. In parts of the world you may face execution for speaking, assembling, or petitioning against the government, including members of the press, or following a different religion. Thus I consider myself very lucky to be living in a country who grants it 's citizens such
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms. When the Second Amendment was written it was for the right to arm oneself as a personal liberty to deter undemocratic or oppressive governing bodies from forming and to repel impending invasions. Furthermore, gun advocates proclaim that guns are for the right to self-defense. Some people try to participate and uphold the law. We have seen how guns in the hands of children can cause fatal accidents and people have committed mindless crimes leading to