Essay On First And Sixth Amendments

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The United States Constitution is one of the only lasting constitutions in history. It has lasted longer than any war and is more contentious than any issue. Depending on your views and values, you may believe that only one amendment made a true impact on society. You could also believe that none of them actually mattered or that many of them influenced society a great deal from 1790 to 1820 and cannot pick just two. I just so happen to be one of the many people who value the First and Sixth Amendments, which are coincidentally the one’s that made a substantial affect on society from the years of 1790 to 1820.

The First Amendment states that U.S. citizens have to right to freely express themselves in any and every way they choose. With this being said, religious freedom made a tremendous impact on society during this time. The Pilgrims and Protestants, ultimately known as Separatists, came to America to escape religious persecution and freely practice their beliefs while spreading the gospel. Today, this aspect of the First Amendment still attracts people to our country. It is also one of the many reasons why the United States is referred to as “The Melting Pot”. Additionally, we are guaranteed the right to petition the government. This simply means that we can present requests to the government without fear of punishments or reprisals.
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The Bill of Rights consisted of ten great amendments that heavily impacted the lives of citizens back then and continue to do the same today. Each amendment is equally important, but I feel that the First Amendment and the Sixth Amendment played a major role in shaping the way that people view the United States. Our nation was created by a group of men who recognized and understood the rights that we deserved. Although race and gender determined whether someone was given those rights during this time, the Bill of Rights created a more equal
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