Essay on Impact Of The Bill Of Rights

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Democracy is a political system in which it restricts the government and enlarges the people, this also expands the power of the citizens. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact that the Bill of Rights has had on advancing democracy in the United States. The Bill of Rights is a collection of the first ten amendments of the United States constitution that are used to protect our civil rights and liberties. According to Goldstein (1988) "Beginning with the words "Congress shall make no law ...," these amendments limited only the power of the federal (not the state) governments." But there are many cases that overthrow this believing The first amendment "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." What is meant by freedom of religion and separation of church and state is that people have the right to practice whichever religion they want to. Also meaning that the government cannot aid religious schools. For example, in the case of "Lemon v. Kurtzman" (also known as the "Lemon test") the Court stated that the only way a religious school can be aid for are textbooks, lunches, for special education services for disadvantaged students, diagnostic service for speech and hearing problems, computers and standardized tests. Not to mention the…

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