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First Amendment Essay Examples

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The Importance of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights
The first amendment of the Bill of Rights to the constitution guarantees four freedoms: freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly. The Bill of Rights was passed on December 15, 1791. Since then, the freedoms have been debated, discussed, and fought and died for. Many have immigrated to America to receive those freedom...
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Gun Control in America
Since declaring its independence, the United States has had an extensive and conflicted association with guns. Firearms have played a critical part in constituting US history and culture. It is in the Second Amendment of our Constitution and it states, “a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a fre...
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Gun Control in America
From heated conversations at the dinner table to discussions between coworkers, and even the congressional floor, gun control has become a debate that is dividing the nation. Since Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated in 1968 to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in December of 2012, gun co...
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Gun Violence in America
The only headlines that seem to be reoccurring, whether it’s on Channel 5 news, the front page of the Metro, or in big bold letters on the Boston Globe’s website is most often the time relating to gun violence. Though violence in America will never completely vanish, incidents correlating to firearms are easily preventable....
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An Analysis of the First Amendment and our Rights in the United States of America
The 1st Amendment and our Rights Freedom of Speech, freedom of expression, both oral and written, from governmental prior restraint, except as such expression constitutes libel, slander, obscenity, sedition, or criminal conduct such as bribery, perjury, or incitement to riot. In the U.S., this freedom is protected by the...
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Should Professor Smut Be Penalized for Showing Students Pornography?
Professor Smut took an unusual and innovative approach at covering the topic of censorship in his class. He showed legal material to his class which was comprised of students, who were all of the legal age required to view these images. Primary issues in this case are whether pornography is damaging and who is in control of...
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An Argument for the First Amendment of the United States Constitution
Out of all the freedoms we have, I strongly believe that those gave in the First Amendment are the most significant. The First Amendment states "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...
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The Importance of Governments Observing and Protecting Basic Human Rights
Human rights are the essential freedoms that a human being holds. Examples of essential freedoms include freedom from discrimination, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. It is quite difficult to think of a place that does not allow just a few of the basic rights that men and women are entitled to. However, as di...
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An Analysis of the Religious Freedom Amendment
That s Why We Pray A bill has been presented by over one hundred members of the House of Representatives called the Religious Freedom Amendment. This bill would permit prayer and other religious expression on public property. However, it will not become mandatory. The bill officially promises: To secure the people s right...
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Reading Fastback 317 (Students and the Law)
To me, the basis of the Fastback 317 is to emphasize the First and Fourth Amendments of the Unites States Constitution and how they apply to students in the educational environment. The cases referred to in the book are informative because they illustrate the boundaries for teachers and student boundaries both as an individ...
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A Letter Review of the Issues Concerning the Violations of the First Amendment in U.S.
Dear Concerned Citizen of the State, This letter is in response to your concerns that the presence of a chaplain, and the invocation of a clearly Christian prayer, in the Senate, violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment. As the result of your concerns and reservations, this office has prepared a ten page br...
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A Review of The First Reactor, a Booklet on the First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Pile
The First Reactor chronicles the conception and implementation of the first self-sustaining nuclear pile. The booklet has three main sections to it. The first one tells of the history and background of the organizations and research that were used for the momentous experiment, as well as the actual proceedings that occurred...
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An Analysis of the Concept of Renting the First Apratment
How To Rent Your First Apartment Renting your first apartment can be a life changing experience. Its the first step to your independence and leaving home. In my opinion it was the best thing that I could ever do. For me it was very exciting to go and view an apartment because when I was there Id close my eyes and imagin...
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Abolishment of the Second amendment
Many people in the world are debating various things about Gun Control, but what they don’t know is what is really means and in fact not many people even know the true definition of the 2nd Amendment either . The 2nd Amendment is defined as, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the rig...
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Gun Control in America
Making background checks mandatory for gun buyers is a necessary law needing to be put into effect. By making this a mandatory law, it could help lessen the chance of shooting massacres to occur. Our recent traumatizing events occurring with gun violence has really been an eye opener when it comes to having to buckle down...
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Gun Rights in the United States
“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 Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of the Rights that protects the right to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791. The...
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The History of Slavery in America
Slavery in America began 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia when Americans started transporting African American from Africa to America. They got the African American through the triangular trade. The Triangular trade was a trade between three countries that was why it was called the triangular trade. The three countries that were...
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Gun Rights in America
Monica Jones said Thursday she was more angry than afraid when she rushed to the aid of a screaming neighbor girl, pointed a shotgun at a man who had allegedly ripped off the youngster’s clothes, and warned: “Stay put, or I’ll shoot.” “You don’t think about getting hurt,” Ms. Jones, a mother of three said, in an interview....
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Gun Control and the Second Amendment
I believe that we need the second amendment of to the Constitution. People should have the right to keep and bear arms to protect themselves. However, to protect the mass of innocent people better, it needs to be improved. The amendment gives the Americans the right to have firearms for the security. The thing is that the r...
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Gun Control in America
The Second Amendment, “The Right to Bear Arms”, has been an amendment for over 200 years now; but lately it’s been a questionable amendment. Recently in the U.S people have been taking advantage of that and more dangerous things have been happening. One of the biggest controversies in the government now is whether or not to...
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Does it Violate Students' Rights to Search School Lockers?
Summary #1 In a recent discussion of Education a controversial issue is the searching of lockers which is invading students’ privacy. In the article “Expansion of Police Power in Public Schools and the vanishing Rights of Students,” Randall Beger, an associate professor at the University Of Wisconsin claims on how violence...
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Arguments for and Against Gun Control
The second amendment states that our rights to a militia, and to bear arms, are both infrangible. With such a short document governing our gun and militia rights, you would not expect there to be much controversy or debating over the true intensions and meanings our forefathers had. Since 1791, when the second amendment was...
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Should a Criminal Suspect Have Rights?
In 1966, the Miranda v. Arizona case was about a man named Ernesto Miranda who was convicted of kidnapping and raping an 18 year old year woman. The reason why this case was taken to the U.S Supreme Court was because Miranda was not told of his right to remain silent or his right to ask for an attorney. As a result, the Mir...
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Gun Control in America
The issue of gun control is a one of most important decision for United States. Gun control is among the most hotly debated of topic today. Gun is cause of many crimes, and violence. The federal government currently discussion about to make stronger and strict laws for gun and owning guns. Also, many American people believe...
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Protesting The Vietnam War in the 1960s
The first amendment states every U.S citizen has the right to press, petition, assemble freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. Also the amendment states the government is not allowed to make any law that breaks the rights of a citizen. “There is a time and place for everything” and public schools are not an appropriate...
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