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  • United States Constitution: The First Ten Amendments

    When it comes to the United States Constitution, the first ten amendments are most generally known as the Bill of Rights. These specific ten amendments were brought to congress in the year of 1789. These amendments were intended to guard the American citizen’s rights, as well as their property (Laws, 2015). In addition, these amendments were supposed to decrease the amount of power that the government had over the people. These original amendments were affirmed in 1791 through the method of voting; however they had to be affirmed individually utilizing a three fourths superiority vote of each one of the states in America (Laws, 2015). The two amendments that I will be further discussing within this paper are the Fifth and First Amendment.…

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  • Freedom: First Amendment Of The United States Constitution

    Freedom, according to most, would be defined simply as the first amendment of the United States Constitution. “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.”1 Or do they think of it as independence? I can do what I want, however I want. Freedom takes on a different meaning…

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  • Importance Of First Ten Amendments To The Constitution Of The United States

    principles of American society. The framers of the Constitution of the United States resented the strict control that the American colonies' British rulers had imposed over ideas and information they did not like. They determined that the power of knowledge should be placed in the hands of the people. To insure a healthy and uninhibited flow of information, they included freedom of the press among the basic human rights protected in the new nation's Bill of Rights. These first 10 Amendments to…

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  • The First 10 Amendments To The United States Constitution

    The Bill of Rights are the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. The idea behind the Bill of Rights was to insure certain freedoms and rights to the citizens of America. It put limits on what the government could do and control. Freedoms protected include freedom of religion, speech, assembly, the right to bear arms, unreasonable search and seizure of your home, the right to a speedy trial, and many more in America. In Panama City, Florida, Clarence Earl Gideon was accused of…

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  • Gregory Johnson Case

    flag as others chanted. Johnson was prosecuted for flag desecration that violated a state statute. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed Johnson’s conviction, and held that flag burning was an expression of speech. Texas appealed to the Supreme Court (O’Brien 702). 3. Questions of the Court Is flag burning protected by the First Amendment? 4. Holding Yes. The decision was 5-4 in favor of Gregory Johnson 5. Opinions of the Court Justice Brennan delivered the Opinion of the Court.…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Peaceful Protests

    by the 1st Amendment of the United States' Constitution (Freedom of Speech), and it provides evidence that there is criticism towards the law being protested against. Peaceful protesting is a more effective way of protesting due to the lack of police intervention required. It does not initiate a necessity to send a force to stop the protest. Conversely, if the protest was more aggressive, police intervention…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Flag Burning

    It has been found that members of the Republican Party support the passing of an amendment that bans desecration of the flag much more than Democratic do (Carroll). In the poll done by USA Today, it found that when random citizens were asked whether they favored or opposed the idea to let the government make it illegal to burn the flag, 56% of them supported the idea while only 41% were against it (Carroll). Also found within the poll was that those that support the banning of flag burning have…

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  • Church Of Satan And Separation Of Church And State

    of church and state: Alex Newkirk The First Amendment of the U.S. constitution prohibits making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. (U.S. Constitution) This means that our government guarantees United States citizens religious freedom. It does not say…

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  • Separation Of Church And State Essay

    The United States of America is one of the few nations that, at least at one point in time, strived for a complete and irreparable rift between the clergy and the governing body (Ingersoll 4). Despite the secular nature of the constitution, an increasing number of United States citizens are pushing for the acknowledgement that the United States is a Christian nation. The religious right mistakenly cites documents such as the Declaration of Independence to justify their claims; however, the only…

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  • John Locke Tolerance Essay

    relation between an individual and God: each one stands alone before God, on the basis of his own conviction and conscience”. Locke stressed the freedom of an individual’s integrity was of upmost importance and any attempts by a government or a church to dampen such freedoms should be looked upon with disdain. According to Locke, the old strong-arm uniformity of church and state had to concede its power to liberty of individual conscience. Locke’s thoughts in regards to this liberty of…

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