• Video Lottery Colorado Amendment Money
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    Why Amendment 33 is a Great Idea These are a few reasons why amendment 33 is a great idea for the state of Colorado. This ballot proposal for 2003 will create 25 million dollars in benefits for tourism (the promotion of tourism is Colorado). Next, Colorado will get to keep 61% of the profits made from the video lottery terminals; currently other states casinos give them a 14 % return (Confused). Third, this amendment will create jobs for our slumping economy. Last of all, we will be able to off...
  • Prohibition Eighteenth Amendment
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    Prohibition One of the most controversial, the Eighteenth, and later, its repeal, the Twenty-First amendment, made a big impact on America, and their ideas are still talked about today. Prohibition has had many different view points from the beginning. Prohibition started long before the Eighteenth Amendment. Organizations against alcohol such as the Anti-Saloon League and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union were succeeding in enacting local prohibition laws, turning the campaign into a natio...
  • Constitution Vice President
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    US CONSTITUTION 1. Article 1 - Enumerated Powers a. Creates Congress - House and Senate b. Lists powers of Congress 1. Regulate commerce 2. Levy taxes 3. Senate tries impeachment proceedings 2. Article 2 - Executive Branch a. President is Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces b. President has appointment power for officers and judges c. Has the power to negotiate treaties d. Veto power 1. Pocket veto - if President does not act in 10 days and Congress is not still in session, bill dies and mu...
  • 14th Amendment Equal Protection Under The Law
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    EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE Latin school especially, as well as throughout our daily lives, we learn in America to live by the idea of freedom and equality for all. We do not allow race, class, or creed to determine a person's stature in the community. It may seem as if this is the standard of society, but these ideas of equality have been fought over since the beginning of written history, and even in America today, prejudice still exists. To address these and similar problems, the founding fath...
  • Bill Of Rights Amendment Militia America
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    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 2 ND AMENDMENT With these words, the Bill of Rights has endowed us with an unbelievable freedom: the right to bear arms. This right, however, also bears a tremendous responsibility. The right to bear arms is undoubtedly one of the most abused rights in America. Due to this abuse, the 2 nd amendment is one of the most controversial and interesting ...
  • 19th Amendment Woman People Women
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    AMENDMENT 19 The amendment that I chose to do my report on is the 19 th amendment. This amendment guaranteed the voting right to all of the American woman. The victory of this amendment took decades to be passed. In August of 1995 marked the 75 th anniversary of the ratification of this amendment. This amendment was ratified on August 24, 1920. The first three states to approve this amendment were Illinois Wisconsin and Michigan. When this amendment was first put out into the society the men an...
  • Sixth Amendment Informed Of The Nature
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    The sixth amendment is that in all "criminal prosecutions, the accused have the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime that have been committed, which district would have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation: to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense." ...
  • The Constitution Of The United States Of America
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    I. Article 1: The Legislative Branch a. section 1: Legislative powers given... b. section 2: Description of the House of Representatives. -Representatives elected every 2 nd year-Qualifications of Representatives-Must be a citizen for at least seven years-Must be at least 25 years old-Will not be inhabitant of the state in which he is chosen-Number of Representatives per state-Executive authority fills vacancies-Choose speaker and officers, Sole power to impeach. c. section 3: Description of th...
  • The Context Of The Second Amendment
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    The Context of The Second Amendment The interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been a topic of controversy since its acceptance over two-hundred years ago. This controversy stems from the fact that the amendment was written for reasons for the most part that do not have any relevance today. One side argues the amendment void, and the other takes it out of historical context so it portrays the meaning they want. To understand what the second...
  • The Second Amendment And The Right To Bear Arms
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    WORKS CITED[1] Control, Robert, ed. Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second Amendment. New York: Garland Publishing Inc. , 1994[2] Dow lut, Robert. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms in State Bills of Rights and Judicial Interpretation. SAF 1993[3] Freedman, Warren. The Privilege to Keep and Bear Arms. Connecticut: Quorum Books, 1989 [4] Hickok, Eugene Jr. , ed. The Bill of Rights: Original Meaning and Current Understanding. Virginia: University Press of Virginia,...
  • Constitution School Prayer
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    Brandi Pet elle 339-70-2665 9/21/99 Our constitutional rights and civil liberties come into conflict with each other periodically because of certain disagreements and new issues that arise. This week a new conflict has come into play between the U. S. Constitution and voluntary school prayer. This week the House Speaker-elect, Newt Gingrich, announced his intention to immediately push for the adoption of his proposal to amend the U. S. Constitution relating to voluntary school prayer. His propo...
  • Our Living Shield The First Amendment
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    Our Living Shield: The First Amendment The authors of the Constitution of the United States created a magnificent list of liberties which were, at the time ascribed, to most people belonging to the United States. The main author, James Madison, transported the previous ideas off liberties from the great libertarians around the world, such as John Lilburn e, John Locke, William W alwyn and John Milton. Madison and other previous libertarians of his time were transposed into seventeen different ri...
  • What Would We Do Without The Fourth Amendment
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    What would we do without the Fourth Amendment The fourth amendment actually states that it is the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, and that they shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. This means that there has to be a legitimate reason that fu...
  • Dancing 1st Amendment Rights
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    Should government keep new dance clubs from opening because they are a place where drug abuse and fights happen No. Government should not have any authority to close the place unless there are violations going on with the business of the club, not with the customers. This is a violation of the first amendment rights, the freedom of speech, the freedom of nonverbal speech, the freedom to dance. Orange County Florida has recently voted to temporarily keep new late-night clubs from opening in the O...
  • 14th Amendment Essay United State
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    More often than not, most Americans look upon the constitution as the guiding light of our country. Recent events occurring in our national election no doubt prove that. There are many important amendments to our Constitution regarding our rights as citizens and the delegation of powers to branches and states. However, I believe that the 14 th amendment is the most important to our constitution. When the 14 th Amendment was ratified in 1868, it put a whole new spin on our Constitution, far surp...
  • Amendment 5 Private Property
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    The fifth amendment. Today in America, criminals have the right to self incrimination. Criminals should not be allowed to have this right. This allows criminals to hide the truth from the jury. Amendment five should should not stand today because it gives criminals protection, under law, that they should not have. Their private property is protected which could hide incriminating evidence and cause an investigation to not be done properly. A poor investigation could cause a verdict that lets a ...
  • The Fourteenth Amendment States Rights Southern
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    Jon Pennington Dr. J. P. Girard U. S. Survey -1865- Present The Fourteenth Amendment No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law... The Fourteenth Amendment was initially ratified to safeguard the newly emancipated citizen from the annulment of his rights by the Southern states. To strengthen and protect the African Americ...
  • Amendments Vice President
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    In preparation for changing times, amendments were introduced as a way to create changes or addition the constitution. Framers of the constitution provided two methods in which amendments could be proposed. The first way an amendment could be proposed is by a two-thirds vote from both houses of Congress. The second way to propose an amendment is to have a national convention called by Congress. The request for a national convention must come from the legislators from two-thirds of the states. Th...
  • Eighth Amendment Jury Court Man
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    The Seventh and Eighth Amendment The Seventh Amendment was developed by Mr. Williamson of North Carolina, on September 12, 1787. He " observed to the House that no provision was yet made for juries in civil cases and suggested the necessity of it." On September 15 it was inserted in Article III saying that "a trial by jury shall be preserved as usual in civil cases" and the move was defeated. This amendment was one of James Madison's proposals to the House. The Supreme Court has defined the Sev...
  • 2nd Amendment Gun Second States
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    The second amendment to the constitution is one that seems to be infringed upon more and more as time goes on. This Amendment has turned into a very controversial topic over the past few years. The 2 nd amendment of the constitution gives any citizen in the United States the right to own and posses guns. The right to bear arms in the United States has been challenged, and meet with great opposition. The reason that I choose to write on this topic is because of its very controversial nature. This...