amendment stated that “all people born or established in the United States are granted citizenship.” This was another huge change in American history because it officially labeled slaves as a citizen of the country that they had worked so hard in. Slaves were no longer property and they weren’t classified as just people, they were now residents of the United States. Then, within one more year of officially being classified as an individual among a country, the United States decided to propose another law which would give the right for African Americans to vote. This law is known as the 15th amendment.
The constitution has 27 amendments that are all meaningful and has had great effect on the U.S. but the ones we found most significant to society are the 5th, 13th, 14th, and 19th amendments. The 5th amendment states, “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property
13th- The 13th amendment was the one that freed all the slaves. The civil war was a bing impact of radifiying this amendment and making it a part of the constitution. 18th- The 18th amendment was the one that started proabition. Proabtion basicilly ment that drinking was illigal and it was made a law.
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex"--Nineteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution. Until the 1910s, most states did not give women the right to vote. The amendment was the culmination of the women 's suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. On August 18, 1920, it appeared that Tennessee had ratified the amendment, the result of a change of vote by 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn at the insistence of his elderly mother, but those against the amendment managed to delay official ratification (www.archives.gov). Tennessee played a key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920.
Chapter 13 Article Respecting the Seventh Amendment Chapter 13 of the textbook, Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System by J. Scott Harr, Karen M. Hess, Christine Orthmann, and Jonathon Kingsbury, discusses in great detail all of the more uncommon amendments under the United States (U.S.) Constitution. These amendments consist of the third, seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, and finally, the fourteenth amendments (Harr, Hess, Orthmann, & Kingsbury, 2015, p. 437-443). All of these seven amendments are for the most part, not highly discussed in today’s society; however, as of late the seventh amendment has been receiving more and more attention. To briefly sum up, the seventh amendment is part of the Bill or rights in the
The Fourteenth Amendment The 14th Amendment is perhaps one of the most significant and controversial parts of the entire Constitution. It deals with some pretty heavy topics, including: the definition of citizenship, the obligation of states to ensure “equal protection of the laws”, due process, disqualification from holding office, and how representation in Congress is determined. My favorite thing about this amendment is that it completely changed the way Americans viewed equality, and that is the idea I’d like to focus on in this essay. The 14th Amendment was created in the aftermath of the Civil War.
amendment is also not granted by the US constitution. To many people, the second amendment is not clear. It confuses a lot in that some people argue that those that have the rights to possess firearms for self-defense are only the military. It does not specify that the citizens have the right to own firearms for self-defense and personal use. A study conducted by a Yale Professor showed that the “shall-issue” laws resulted in a rise in the rates of the violence, crimes, rape, and robbery hence with this it could be concluded that ownership of firearms by citizens lead to an increase in the crime rates.
The 25th Amendment, ratified in 1967 states: “The Vice-President is the direct successor of the President, he or she becomes President if the President should die, resign or be removed from office”. The Amendment also requires that the Vice-President be confirmed by Congress. The very first time that the 25th Amendment was enacted was around 1973. During this time Vice-President Spiro Agnew resigned after being indicted on charges of accepting bribes and evading income taxes while Governor of Maryland.
During the historical Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Fourteenth Amendment was, debatably, the most important document of the future; furthermore, it is logical to conclude that however it was initially interpreted would have a considerable impact on the decades to follow. Thus, the Supreme Court's’ initial rulings- on the Slaughterhouse Cases and Bradwell v. Illinois- regarding how the Fourteenth Amendment protected the legal rights of all citizens practically diminished the Fourteenth Amendment to merely a piece of paper; the Supreme Court justices, who opposed the Fourteenth Amendment, used their power to to purposely misconstrue the meaning behind the dual citizenship clause- All persons born or naturalized in the United States are
The First Amendment that allows us to have Free Speech is by far probably one of the most important rights we have. One could say that Freedom of speech is as American as eating boiled peanuts at a football game, but the problem is not everyone may like boiled peanuts or football. This right gives people the opportunity to say what’s on their mind without fear of reprisal even if it offends others. Freedoms of speech rights have been interpreted differently throughout history and those interpretations have been questioned many different times, in many different ways.
In the First amendment, we are guaranteed the freedom of speech, petition, assembly, religion, and press. There is three of these rights that are most important to me which are religion, speech, and assembly. We are guaranteed these rights; however, there is circumstances. First, I feel like religion is an important right because without freedom of religion, the government set religion might not be correct and would lead others away from the truth.