The 19th Amendment We have all heard of the 27 amendments at one time or another, but could you tell the meaning of each one? Each individual amendment has a its reasons for becoming an amendment, going through the process of being ratified and then eventually becoming an amendment. The 19th amendment took time and many people, especially women fighting for their rights that they deserved.
The 13th Amendment was important because it created a constitutional amendment that banned slavery in all of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation freed many slaves but, did not result in the total abolition of slavery in the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation did free slaves in states that fought on the side of the Confederacy in the civil war, however states in the side of the Union were not legally bound under the law to free slaves. The 13th Amendment called for the abolishment of slavery in the United States in total.
The Fourteenth amendment is a significant addition to the constitution and although the amendment has five sections, section 1 has had the moral lasting significance through its creation of three important provisions concerning citizenship, due process and equal protection. The Fourteenth Amendment granted citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof. The fourteenth Amendment also forbid the states to deny their citizens due process of law or equal protection of the law, that is, it made certain provision of the Bill of Rights applicable to the states. Lastly, the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the government at any level from unfairly or arbitrarily denying a citizen their fundamental
Nowhere in the Constitution does it state that women are citizens. Women have never been legally declared persons in this country, not by the Founding Fathers, not by the Constitution, not by the Supreme Court. The Fifteenth Amendment guarantees to right to vote to all U.S. citizens, whatever their race, whether they had been born free or born a slave, but it didn’t include women the right to vote. Women fought along for the abolition of slavery. When the battle was won, black men got the right to vote.
The Eighteenth Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Act, took effect as of January 16, 1920, outlawing the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages in the United States from January 1920 till December 6, 1933. Prohibition was established to reduce the effects that alcohol had on families and on society. When primarily men consumed too much alcohol, their actions often resulted in domestic violence,often interfering with men's work performance, and money wasted that the family needed to support families. The prohibition period was very unsuccessful due to people wanting and doing whatever it took to get alcohol now that it was illegal, no matter how enforced prohibition was, leading to many Americans smuggling illegal alcohol
They Did It ! Recently a decision was made that will change America forever. On August 18th Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, therefore granting women the right to vote in all states. This decision with certainly be met with both support and opposition from many.
The Fourteenth Amendment addressed the issue of slaves being legally considered to be “property” because this amendment reaffirmed everyone born in the United States are citizens and therefore should be treated in the same regard in the eyes of the law. This amendment punished the former Confederate states since they were not allowed to return to the Union unless they had ratified this law which was passed to secure freedmen’s rights, something Southern whites hugely opposed.
Amendment IV is still used in modern times. Most often, Amendment IV comes into play during criminal trials, because in the 1950s, Supreme Court ruled that any evidence obtained an an unlawful search are ineligible to appear in court. However, this is very controversial because the illegal evidence might prove that the criminal is guilty, but the defendant will escape without punishment since it cannot be used. In addition, Amendment IV, in modern years, has been challenged and discussed often because of many contentious search and seizure incidents involving government or police. Recently, the government has been gathering information on American citizens’ Internet and telephone use in an effort to intercept terrorist activity online and over
The Fourteenth Amendment was designed to grant citizenship to whoever was born in the United States and grant protection of civil rights to all Americans and the recently freed slaves. The Fourteenth Amendment was signed on July, 28th, 1868 it granted citizenship to everyone born in the united states, it also included former slaves that just been freed after the civil war it guaranteed African Americans citizenship and all of the privileges included in the Diaz 2 Fourteenth Amendment but before the fourteenth amendment became officially signed there were a lot of disagreement between groups, “it was far from perfect” (Foner2008). President Andrew Johnson voiced his dis pleasure with the fourteenth amendment. “The amendment prohibited the states from abridging the “privileges and immunities
Slavery ended in the year 1964 by Abraham Lincoln passing the 13th amendment. The 13th amendment was passed on January 31, 1864, and was officially ratified by the end of the year on December 6th. About three years later the 14th amendment was passed on July 9, 1868. This amendment gave all citizens born in the United States the rights of life, liberty and property. The 15th amendment was passed on February 3, 1870, stating that any black male wanting to vote would not denied the rights All of these amendments were huge to the African Americans.
A few politicians argue that the only way to fix this problem would be to repeal the fourteenth amendment. The amendment was made after the Civil War and is very important to everyday society. This amendment gives Americans equal protection under the law. This was a vital amendment and it continues to be one to this day. To change an amendment, Congress has to propose a new amendment to change the Constitution.