Essay about The Constitution Protects My Daily Life

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Homepage: 3 ways the U.S. Constitution Protects My Daily Life

The First Amendment protects the right of the people peaceably to assemble. The First Amendment affects my life on a daily basis in that when I feel that my rights or that something I stand for is being violated, I am able to assemble with others in protest.
The First Amendment also protects a person’s freedom of religion. The First Amendment affects my life on a daily basis in that I am able to practice my Baptists beliefs whenever and wherever I want without being prosecuted or penalized for it. In addition, this amendment protects my right to attend church on Sundays which is apart of my daily life.

The Fifth Amendment protects a person’s right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Fifth Amendment affects my life in that I will be able to vote when I turn 18.
Scenario 1
Step 1:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. The Right to Bear Arms, Bill of Rights, 2nd Amendment.
Step 2:
United States v. Cruikshank; 1870s. On April 13, 1873 an armed white mob attacked a group of Republican African American freedmen who were defending a local courthouse in Colfax, Louisiana. The mob killed over two hundred African Americans including those who surrendered. Some members of the white mob were indicted and charged with violating the freedmen 's rights to lawfully assemble,…

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