It has been used in many different court cases and to define the rights of US citizens. The original meanings of The Fourteenth Amendment was to give slaves the right to become citizens and to restrain state governments from abridging the rights of former slaves after the Civil War. The amendment evolved from this as time progressed and as the United States changed. It is now used to define citizen rights, grant citizenship to the free people and guarantee that all people are entitled to the protections of due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment has become one of the most heavily litigated sections of the Constitution.
The Magna Carta, signed in 1215, mainly secured liberties for England’s elite classes, but it has helped the fundamental principles of common law in constitutions around the world. The Magna Carta's influence on the constitution allowed specific rights from it be included in the US Constitution's Bill of Rights. An example of this would be the similarities between the Magna Carta's thirty ninth clause and the Bill of Rights seventh and fifth amendment. “No free man shall be seized or imprisoned … except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land” (Magna Carta, clause 39).This clause refers to the guarantee that courts will
My perception of the court system has stayed the same. I have respect for the system due to the impartial sentencing and the structure of the court system to deliver justice. The court system allows an accused person to appeal a decision imposed by a lower court due to errors. The court systems must change over time due to issues arising concerning violation of current laws and citizen rights, the government must make changes to correct the systems or make new laws. For instance, the United States Supreme Court, the supreme law of the land make changes to laws that will affect the nation.
There are many amendments in the constitution developed by supreme courts that secure the civil rights and liberties of the people; among 27 amendments of the constitution,
Being a US citizen has its perks, but knowing the amendments to the Constitution is something every citizen should consider, especially the first. Freedom of speech is one of the most important. If people want to share their opinions on how the government is doing, they are able to do so without the fear of getting in trouble with the law. It’s also a way to defend one’s self from courts but in an unharmful way. Freedom of religion is another right to the amendment that is also very important.
The Declaration of Independence consisted of an introduction, a long list of grievances against the British and a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. The Declaration has four main ideals for what is needed in a country. The Ideals are equality, right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, consent of the Governed and the right to alter or abolish the government. The most important ideal is equality.
The judicial system is very important in the administration of justice for any society. Functions of the system are clearly stipulated and defended by the constitution of any nation. For a judge to pass a ruling on a suspect, the trial has to go through several stages before a final ruling is arrived at. Thus, one would believe the judgments made are considered fair making the judicial system a defender of justice and fairness.
The true significance of the first clause of the 14th amendment is that any person born on American soil is now protected by the government. They now have the same exact rights as a U.S. citizen and now no state can deny them of life, liberty or property. This is life changing for the freed slaves, they now are protected and will receive full benefits of American citizenship. Also, the fifth clause of the 14th amendment is very significant because it establishes that the congress will enforce all sections in the 14th amendment and stand by everything stated. Furthermore, the states cannot overpass law because we are now protected by government.
Civil liberties combine freedoms and protections like due process of law and the right to free speech. On the other hand, civil rights prohibit discrimination under the law on the basis of race, gender, disability status, or other demographic characteristics. While both civil rights and civil liberties take up important places in American politics, they emerged along essentially different paths. Since the Framers wrote the constitution the ideas of civil rights have changed greatly. The Fourteenth Amendment specially states that a state could not deny any person within jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.
The meaning of Article III was left open to interpretation. In 1789, shortly after the Constitution was ratified, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789, which established the federal court system. Congress created a Supreme Court, three circuit courts, and 13 district court, one district court for each of the 13 states. The Constitution was not specific about the number of justices that could be appointed to the Supreme Court.
Much has been written about the importance of the Bill of Rights, the amendments recognizes individual liberty rights by the government, enforcing them amongst all citizens, including Native Americans. The trust responsibilities between Indian tribes and the United States has been an ongoing struggle of rights, tribal sovereignty, and relations with Congress. For example, the Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, a United States Supreme Court decision, is a landmark in federal Indian Law that doesn’t enforce the fifth amendment of the Bill of Rights. However, the government’s security is taking action for its well-being in protecting its sacred history that the Founders established.
But the new Constitution can make all the states become a united nation and not be a separate nation because the new constitution fixes this by forbidding states to tax and imports and giving the federal government the sole power to regulate trade that crosses state lines. In addition, the new Constitution balances the power of every branches of the government(legislature, judicial, executive), but under the Articles of Confederation the legislature branch takes all the power or all- powerful; and that does not make the nation become unite. Now, we must ratify our new Constitution for the good of our nation to be unite. First, in order for us to be united is to ratify the new Constitution and of the new Constitution the federal will be strong to preserve our freedom, promote our trade and protect our property; that 's something that our people and our nation really needs. But in order for us to preserve our freedom
The First Amendment was accomplished on the year of 1791 and it’s the one of the important Amendments in the Bill of Rights. It talks about the protection for all people rights, such as the freedom of speech, religion, press and assembly which made our country to be different, unique and to protect our rights as American citizens. The First Amendment also allows the people to protest and to speak their opinion. Understanding the rights that been given by the Congress is the importance by the United States citizens. Each citizen must respect their rights.
The most salient statement of this article is that no matter where in the United States you go, your records are always valid. This includes marriage and drivers’ license. Article five of the Constitution sets up the amendment process. In order to ratify an amendment proposed by Congress, ⅗ of the states must vote in favor of ratifying it. On the other hand, in order to ratify an amendment proposed by the states, ¾ of the state’s votes are necessary.
I think of a constitution as a way to prevent our government from going into chaos by establishing a set of rules that are fair and reasonable for everyone. A constitution can also strengthen the weaknesses of problems that our country faces and establish promises that will make it a better place. Alexander Hamilton also states that the necessity of a constitution as “the point at the examination of which we are now arrived.” (The Federalist Papers