I’ll be discussing the similarities and differences between the Alien and Sedition Act and the Patriot Act, and how these two Acts impacted our nation during a time of war. Furthermore, both of these Acts helped protect our nation when there was a crisis at at hand. However, both of these Acts provide the government with power that was not constitutional. The Alien Sedition act was passed in-order to protect the young nation from french spies. The Patriot Act was passed in-order to protect the nation from further terrorist attacks. Both acts made the America safer for the people, but at what expenses.
Muslim Americans endured more government scrutiny after September 11, 2001. The United States government decided to monitor this population. This involves surveillance on phones, worship place and funds. The US government needed to pass a law to collect data to use concerning risks. Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014). The Department of Justice drafted the USA PATRIOT Act to increase the federal agencies’ power to use surveillance cameras, conduct search and detect communication both nationwide and from foreign countries to seek out terroristic attacks. In addition, the president that signed this into law was President George W. Bush. In addition, most people would not want the government to secretly spy on them.
The moment that the Twin Towers fell in New York, America became destined for change. In the wake of these attacks, the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 was quickly passed through congress, and signed by then-president, George W. Bush. The act itself gives the FBI and other government agencies the ability to do and use certain methods, many of which are already used by other law enforcement organizations, to help prevent future terrorist attacks. Since then, this piece of legislation has been the center of much debate and controversy. But, there is ample reason to believe that the Patriot Act is needed and effective. The Patriot Act has been used effectively because it has extensive supervision, is completely constitutional, and has helped to protect
The Bill of Rights were derived from the English Bill of Rights. The Founding Fathers and the public felt that the constitution didn’t set up enough boundaries for the government, they felt that the government would assume too much power and take away the “Natural Rights” of the human. The Bill of Rights was set up to make sure the public felt safe and to make sure the government couldn’t abuse their power and turn it into a communist state or a dictatorship.
The Bill of Rights was passed by congress on September 25, 1789 and was ratified on December 15 , 1791. James Madison and George Manson contributed to the bill rights. In the website, “Bill of Rights Institute,” the “Bill of Rights of The United States of America (1791)” explains the history of the Bill of Rights. At first 17 amendments were agreed on at the house but only 12 out of those 17 were approved. From there , only 10 were passed after being sent to the rest of the states.The bill of rights was created because of a conflict between the Anti-federalists and federalists.The federalists agree that a bill of rights was required.
On September 11th, 2001, tragedy struck America. A terrorist attack was carried out resulting in 2,753 Americans killed. America became locked in a war, and it needed more security on its own soil. So, congress passed a law known as the Patriot Act. This allowed the N.S.A (national security agency) to gain information of individual citizens or groups of individuals by using library records, phone calls and other surveillance. Recently, on January 1st of 2015 the Patriot Act has expired. Many members of government are stuck in a debate if it should be renewed. It should be reauthorized by Congress again as it already has been twice because it is approved and supported by the Constitution. Even though some argue that the Patriot Act infringes
Have you ever thought to yourself, where did the Constitution come from? Someone surely had to inspire the people who wrote it? You’re right and I’m going to talk about 3 of some of the most important documents that influenced the Constitution. Starting with the Rights of Citizenship in the Constitution because we got to know how the Constitution affects us and why we care about it. The Constitution gives us rights that nobody can take away from us. Starting with the very first amendment granting us freedom of speech. The first 10 were in the Bill of rights written way back in 1791 giving us in detail 10 rights as a citizen. With 27 amendments now (the most recent added in 1992) we have a lot of rights as Americans. Some of these rights were gained through tradition and time. The woman’s right to vote was added to the amendments to give women equal rights. As Americans, we also have responsibilities, stated in the Constitution. We have the responsibility to vote in the elections. We also have the responsibly to follow all the laws the government makes. Those are some of our rights and responsibilities as Americans. There are many more if you look in the U.S. Constitution. My thesis statement is, American citizenship rights and responsibilities shown in the U.S. Constitution originate from the English
The primary mission of intelligence agencies is to collected information outside and inside the borders of the United States, by using people and technology. Intelligence is used to protect the community and the citizens from a horrific incident. The United States cannot afford another 9/11, so that why increase the intelligence efforts in counterterrorism. The terrorist want to harm the United States by any means necessary by learning and readjusting their post 9/11.
The Bill of Rights is a document which states the rights the people have such as rights to bare arms, and trial by jury. The first ten amendments were deemed as the Bill of Rights. The first amendment was that people have freedom of speech, religion and
The patriot act has in my opion violated the 4th amendment. It has its advantages as far as terrorizim but to normal citzens this is a complete violation of our privacy. bThe late Benjermin Franklin warned us about trading our liberty for sucureity. This act has taken away a lot of our liberties it gives the government way too much power to invade our privacy. They now have unprecedented power to monitor the phone calls, e-mails, without a warrant. This is a great way to monitor terrorist but for the normal non criminal citizen it 's a violation simply because they can collet such things as religous affilations. medical conditions, close friends, romantic partners, gun owners and any additions. there is a movement in congress for a cleaner auterazation
One of the differences between a bill of rights and an amendment is that a bill of rights can exist on its own, while an amendment cannot. An amendment is only an amendment if it is added into a preexisting document or law. A bill of rights is a list of people’s rights, whether it is listed within the main body of a document or within an amendment, such as in The Constitution (Merriam-Webster, 1828). Another difference is that a bill of rights must contain actual rights to be a bill of rights, whereas an amendment can contain any extra information deemed necessary. Both were initially used by Americans in the Constitution to secure the future of American government, but each served a different purpose. The Confederation Congress used a bill of rights to preserve the people’s fiercely desired personal rights, while they used amendments to correct any errors or to edit federal laws and bills as necessary. The Constitution had to adapt to “changing economic and social conditions” (Thompson, 1913, p. 17), and this is exactly the flexibility the Amendments
The fourth amendment makes it hard for Law enforcement conducting investigations to get information that could be very useful. The apple company gets thousands and thousands of information requests that they are legally not allowed to share,and a large portion of the requests are from people whose devices have been lost or stolen. Additionally, lots of times Apple says no to the information requests, and even once Apple is approved to give personal material they still share a minimal amount of data, however Apple does collect a minimal amount of data. The patriot act allows certain exceptions having to do with terrorists to be made when finding information, and they are very helpful to law enforcement, but only in terroristic situations. Furthermore the amount of information that the Patriot act allows investigators to get for terror crimes just shows how much information we could be getting about horrific criminals that are not yet in jail.
The eighth amendment shows how to limit the power of the government by having no harsh punishments and excessive bails. The amendment explains, “Excessive bail shall not be required… nor cruel and unusual punishments.” This shows that limiting the government gave people to not have punishments or bails that are excessive. This was added by the Anti federalists because it protects people’s freedoms but also limits the power of government unlike Great Britain when they controlled. The second amendment shows how people have the right to carry and bear arms at any time. The second amendment shows, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms.” This shows that Anti Federalists wanted to protect themselves by having this right. This also limits the power to the government because the people feared of another king and didn’t want to government to get in control too much. The Bill of Rights explains how there is a limit of government from the people and it explains to protect basic freedoms to
The events of 9/11 resulted in major changes to the way the United States conducts Airport Security. Two months after the attacks, Congress passed Aviation and Transportation Security Act. This act was the beginning of the United States government getting directly involved in airport security. Prior to 9/11, all airport security was directly handled by each airport. Airports were secured by privately owned security companies.
It's main purpose is allowing federal officials greater authority in tracking and intercepting communications, both for purposes of law enforcement and foreign intelligence gathering. Through this act, law officials are granted power to invade the privacy, and reprehend those believed to be involved in acts of terror. Due to this many residents of the States live in fear of incarceration due to discrimination and prejudice. SHortly after the events of 9/11, many muslim families were wrongfully incarcerated, deported and or tortured. There are even reports of young children being held in Guantanamo Bay for suspected links to terrorism despite no such links being found. During this time the government was given power to strip many citizens of the rights given to them by the constitution. With no clear definition given for how much power enforcers are given over the general population and so much power given to the government. With The PATRIOT ACT lacking proof in effectiveness and having so many reported cases of stripping citizens of their rights and freedoms, it's clear that it holds many parallels with the policies of dictatorships around the