The Importance Of Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States

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The Constitution of the United States, comprised of seven articles and twenty-seven amendments, exists to establish a three branch government, to divide power between the federal government and the states, and to give citizens of the United States individual liberties. This document has lasted over two hundred years because of its flexibility and the way in it effectively spreads out power amongst the branches in the federal government and the state governments. The Constitution of the United States has changed the way that myself and millions of other Americans experience life; it has made the United States one of the most successful nations in the history of the world.
The second article of The Constitution of the United States has greatly …show more content…

Article I of the Amendments to the Constitution 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.” This amendment can be broken down into two parts: freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Many of the first settlers in America migrated for the purpose of living somewhere where they could practice their religion, which was not allowed in their home country. It was one of the aspects that originally set America apart from the other nations of the world. While countless other countries now allow freedom of religion, this continues to be an essential part of America’s identity. This part of the first amendment keeps the government from promoting a single religion and gives citizens the freedom to practice any desired religion. This has affected my life in multiple ways. I can attend a Christian school and church. For as long as I can remember, the Christian environments that I have been apart of have played an important role in my life. They have been a place of encouragement, acceptance, and love. My positive experience with my school and the church would not be possible without the first part of this amendment because these are two places that are open about their religious views. In the present culture, there is a great deal of judgement and discrimination towards religion. If my religious beliefs were not protected by the Constitution, I could be persecuted for living out my belief in Christ. I am able to pray and take my Bible out in public; these two actions may seem simple, but they are punishable by death in other countries. Having freedom of religion as an American citizen

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