The 19th Amendment was passed on August 18th, 1920; women had been in a 70 year protest to finally gain women suffrage. Even after women gained equal voting rights as men, they struggled to get past the state laws that still held them unequal in numerous ways violating their natural rights. It wasn’t until 1974, almost 54 years after the amendment was passed, that the Supreme Court finally considered an Equal Pay Act, due to an employer paying women less than men for the same work (Corning Glass Works v. Brennan). Only a year before that, in 1973, did the supreme court revise and clarify that employers could not publish sex-segregated “Male/Female Help Wanted” ads. Although it may be protected under the constitutional right of freedom of speech and of the press, but instead was considered illegal because of sex-biased preference in hiring (Pittsburgh Press v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations).
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.
The Constitution shaped America into who we are today. It started with the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation was “the nation’s first constitution and was written to create a firm league of friendship between the thirteen states”(Crouse, Slide 5). Eleven years after the Declaration of Independence was adopted, the United States Constitution was created(Weatherman). After the United States finally won their independence from Great Britain, they spent their early years governed by the Articles of Confederation.
The Declaration Sentiment The movements of American women grew as a result of an abolitionist drive of that happened between the 1830s and 1840s. In the ancient America, gender roles were enshrined in laws in most societies. Women were to get married and take care of their families. No woman was allowed to go out of their homestead once they got married to a working husband.
The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments in our Constitution which protect our fundamental rights and ensure a limited government. In 1868 the 14th Amendment was added, which guarantees citizens equal protection under the law and due process. For the Bill of Rights to be effective it would have to protect everyone rights equally, but there are too many cases when minorities or anyone else’s rights are infringed. Therefore the Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment is ineffective and does not protect the rights of all citizens. Someone’s race, gender, and religion could all affect how they are treated.
Shannon Rogers Rogers 1 Sherry Sharifian Govs-2305-73012 Feb 9, 2018 Civil liberties and Civil Rights Civil liberties called (fundamental rights) the natural rights you are born with. These rights are for your protection, the rights that cannot be infringed upon by the government, which are listed below. 1 Bill of Rights Civil liberties: 2 Amendment 1 Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press Amendment 2 The Right to Bear Arms Amendment 3 The Right to privacy Amendment 4 Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures Amendment 5 Protection of right to life, liberty and property Amendment 6 Rights of accused persons in criminal cases Amendment 7 Rights to a civil case Amendment 8 Excessive bail, fines and punishments forbidden Amendment 9 Other rights Kept by the people Amendment10 undelegated powers kept by the state and the people(www.nccs.net)
Proposed by Representative Jim McGovern in 2011, the People’s Rights Amendment would ratify the Constitution’s meaning of the word people. The definition of the word person is a “natural human”, meaning not a group of people. This amendment would overturn the Citizens United decision, which allowed companies to have the same rights of free speech as people. McGovern declared that, “My amendment clarifies that corporations, whether they are for-profit or non-profit entities are not people with constitutional rights.” While many support this amendment, such as the Free Speech for the People group, others say that this amendment will allow the government to take advantage of companies and organizations.
Bill of Rights Caleb The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments in the constitution, added to appease the anti-federalist, who thought the government had too much power. The Bill of Rights are largely debated and open to interpretation in many court cases today. The 4th amendment is the right to privacy in your home and to yourself and your property, and the need of a warrant to conduct a search. The word “search” is very open to interpretation, much like it was in the Maryland V King Supreme court case.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby develops an illustration of women and their position in society during this time period, based on the characters and events in the novel. As traditional Victorian values were left behind, the 1920s roared with a new era of freedom for women and their roles. Remarkable changes occurred for women in their appearance, jobs, politics, and social expectations. Women stood up, laws were enacted, and attitudes and views gradually changed. The 1920s brought a new found liberation for women that progressively changed their roles in society.
The amount of freedom that America gives to us goes mostly unnoticed in this country. Citizens of the United States have freedom of speech, the right to bare arms, freedom of religion, technology, a good education system, and democratic government. In our country's constitution, we are allowed to say what we think about the government without having any punishments. Since we have this right our government is able to hear the public’s opinion and do what is most beneficial for the people. In addition, the government allows us to protect ourselves properly by having the right to bare arms.
I was taken away from my home in Jamaica and brought here on a ship and was renamed a Jamaican-American. I was ten years old. I have seen my people tried to run from the Europeans. They would be killed for running away if the Europeans found them. Many Jamaican-Americans tried to rebel against the Europeans but they had weapons and horses.
Civil Rights Impact of civil Rights Law Alexus Bell The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s improved the economic conditions of African Americans, fostered economic growth in the United States, and helped to advance democracy within the society. Civil rights are the protections and privileges given to all citizens by law. Civil rights are rights given by nations to their citizens within their territorial boundaries. Human rights, on the other hand, are rights that individuals have from birth (Internet).When citizens in civil society find that their civil rights are not being granted; they may form civil rights movements to claim equal protection for all citizens. They may also call for new laws to stop current discrimination (Jaken).