To begin in order to fully understanding this chapter a considerable amount of reading was needed as well as an extensive time in order to fully understand all that was wrote. For a first time learner some of the topic discussed were extremely difficult to fully understand and follow but with much time and consideration I can now say that I am well versed if all things Constitution. In chapter 2 it started out laying down some of the fundamentals to properly understanding what the Constitution to start off the U.S Constitution was written in 1787 and contains around three hundred words. The Constitution was originally created for an agricultural society. Next the book states that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land which ultimately
When you think about the first Amendment of the United States Constitution it ensures the peoples privilege opportunity of religion, and flexibility of expression from the government. Because this opportunity of expression comprises the rights to be able to speak freely, get together, and to appeal to the legislature for a change of grievances, and the inferred privileges of affiliation and conviction. The First Amendment has two procurements concerning religion: the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause. The Establishment statement forbids the administration from "building up" a religion. The exact meaning of "foundation" is hazy.
Another limitation that does not protect citizens under the First Amendment is using fighting words that disturb the peace. In April 1940, Walter Chaplinsky was in downtown in Rochester, New Hampshire handing out literature and speaking publicly about religion. As Chaplinsky continued to talk, the crowd continued to grow, blocking the streets and disturbing the area. The public around him became upset with Chaplinsky as he began to denounce religion as “racket”.
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 amendments that were ratified on December 15, 1791 were also known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is the fifth version of the constitution to be changed, it contains the first ten amendments that are important and vital to our lives. Though there are two that are the most important to the people and ensure their safety. The second amendment is one of the important amendments, because this is where people have the right to have gun with them at all times. This right has been debated for years and even today they still are.
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. — The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution According to the statement above and research, the First Amendment was written to protect freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. Religious minorities can be persecuted, protesters and media can be silenced, the press cannot criticize government, and citizens cannot mobilize for social change without the First Amendment. After explaining importance of First Amendment, I will explain how we can apply it to student newspapers.
In today’s society of the United States Supreme Court has verified that vicious crimes committed by juveniles should always be punished with a life sentence in prison because of the violation of the Eighth Amendment. The Eighth Amendment is stated,” Prohibiting the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishment.” Life in prison without parole will cause juveniles to fail there own trust, immaturity, and will stay in prison with no help. Is it the juveniles fault of ending up in prison? Is it there daily life style at home?
If you look back to the founding of our country you can see that we have fought war after war to protect are ability to have a first amendment right. Wouldn’t you say that it is a pretty important issue if we are willing to send millions of men and women to fight, and potentially die, for its cause? The first amendment is important because without it there are ghastly consequences. Just look at countries that don’t have the option to speak freely, such as China or North Korea. In these places they are people who constantly have to live in fear about saying the wrong thing to the wrong person.
The Importance of the 1st Amendment In 1787 our founding fathers assembled the constitution of the United States of America. Of this which contains the most important document to the American citizen, the Bill of rights. The first Amendment states: “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” These freedoms granted by the Bill of Rights are often known as freedom of expression. These rights are most important to a truly free society. The first amendment provides us with new ideas and dismisses the fear of punishment
The First Amendment, Freedom of Speech could probably be considered the most powerful amendments of the Constitution. If we didn’t have this right, many of our ideas and beliefs would not be real today. All American citizens have the right to talk about what’s on their minds and say what they believe in. As Derek Bok mentions in his essay and unfortunately for people who disagree, With the Supreme Court’s rulings, the demonstration of these flags clearly falls within the protection of the free-speech clause of the First Amendment and that they can in no way be banned merely because they may seem offensive or may someone else’s feelings. “These rulings apply to all agencies of government, including public universities”.
Mark Lichtenberg Mr.Giddens Government August 8 2015 The First Amendment The first amendment of the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment guarantees against the government invading key personal freedoms that are the freedom of religion, the freedom of the press, free expression, freedom of association, and the freedom of assembly. Without the first amendment religious minorities could be prosecuted, the government could establish a national religion, protestors could be silenced, the press would not be allowed to criticize the government
The purpose of the Second Amendment The way in which we conceive our laws regarding guns is based solely on one important document: The Bill of Rights. The focus of this paper shall be mainly on the second amendment and how it shapes gun laws. This document will become a very important issue of the argument for less gun-controlling laws and to prove how the government is straying away from the original amendment set forth by the founding fathers of the United States.
1a) The internet is compared to provide an interpretation of the first amendment protection as it was not present at the time of passing protection laws as a communication medium to find a common ground because it has similarities and as well as differing natures, values, abuses and dangers to the library, television and public places which the law treats differently. Libraries: It requires the libraries to enable the filter to Internet access for adults as well as children if they want to receive funds for Internet hookups.
I believe so many employers search for data about job applicants online using Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other online tools because to tell what sort of person the applicant is and how the applicants thinks and our feelings. Yes and no I think these searches are ethical and appropriate because so many applicants lie on their job application and simply are just untrustworthy. I also believe in the First Amendment of the Constitution, which the freedom of speech and this shouldn’t be held against you. Yes, it is similar to snooping, but you can keep your profile private and just be aware of what you are posting, sharing, and no negative feedback about your job and fellow employees. Furthermore, calling in sick and instead of buying a car