Samples "Constitution" (Page 3)


Contextualizing the Second Amendment

While the right to bear arms and form a militia did not originate with the Bill of Rights, it is certainly heavily associated with the second amendment put forth in the document. When considering the Second Amendment, one must analyze the historic context from which it arose to understand why...

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Formal Amendments

To propose and ratify formal amendments to the Constitution, there are four different methods by which these formal amendments may follow. One method is that a formal amendment may be proposed by each house of Congress by a 2/3 vote. The formal amendment is ratified through this process with a...

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Discussion 2: Equal Rights Amendment

Equal Rights Amendment, abbreviated as ERA, refers to an amendment to the US constitution which was proposed to ensure that civil rights of individuals would not be denied based on their gender or sex (Steiner, 2011). The defeat of the ERA in 1982 was shocking especially due to the point...

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Equal Rights Amendment

The issue under review is the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution of the United States of America, made in March 1972, from the historical and present-day legal perspectives. “From the very beginning, “equal rights” meant “ending special benefits” (Mansbridge, 2015), i.e. men and women would enjoy equal rights...

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Summary: Progressive Amendments

The progressive amendments are U.S constitution amendments that began from the 1890s to 1920s. The amendments were connected with some sort of optimism and were seen as means to improve both the government and the society. They include the 16th amendment that enabled levying income tax by the federal government....

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