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  • Southern Filibuster Of A Civil Rights Bill
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    Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, segregation in the United States was commonly practiced in many of the Southern and Border States. This segregation while supposed to be separate but equal, was hardly that. Blacks in the South were discriminated against repeatedly while laws did nothing to protect their individual rights. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ridden the nation of this legal segregation and cleared a path towards equality and integration. The passage of this Act, while forever alterin...
  • Patients Bill Of Rights Act Of 1999
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    The 106th Congress has been one of the most partisan and ineffectual legislatures in recent memory. The two political parties have barely even kept the government running. Only until recently have they passed Appropriation Bills for the 2001 fiscal year in a lame-duck session. This congress has made little progress in resolving their differences on some of the most important issues. Gun control is at the forefront of American politics. Gun violence has soared in recent years, and many tragedies ...
  • First State Bill Of Rights
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    The Bill of Rights Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the US constitution are called the Bill of Rights because they provide basic legal protection for individual rights. The terms also applied to the English Bill of Rights of 1689 and the Canadian Bill of Rights 1960, and to similar guarantees in the constitutions of the American states. From the perspective of two centuries, it can be said that Madison chose well among they pyramid of proposal sin the state. he included all the great r...
  • Patient's Bill Of Rights
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    TOM DASCHLE Tom Daschle was born into a working class family on December 9, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Tom was the eldest of four brothers and became the first to graduate from college in 1969 with a political science degree form South Dakota State University. After graduating college, Tom joined the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command. Tom served three years as an intelligence officer. After the Air Force, Tom became an aide to then South Dakota Senator James Abourezk. In 1978 To...
  • Basic Right To Freedom And Liberty
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    Why Puritans Came to America: Freedom When the English came to America to escape religious persecution, things commenced at a shaky start. For example, Puritans fled from England because of religious persecution. They were being physically beaten because of their religious beliefs therefore they attempted to create a Utopia or "City upon a hill" in the New World. There "City upon a hill" began with a government based on religious beliefs. It developed into a government which condemned those who ...
  • Its Bill Of Rights
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    During the late 18th century the Antifederalists argued against the constitution on the grounds that it did not contain a bill of rights. They believed that without a list of personal freedoms, the new national government might abuse its powers and that the states would be immersed by an all to dominant and influential national government. The Antifederalists worried that the limits on direct voting and the long terms of the president and senators, supplied by the constitution, would create a po...
  • Goes Against The Fifth Amendment
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    The Patriot Act The Patriot Act is a bill that was passed in the wake of 9/11/01. Not even two months after the horrific event which we all know as 911, the bill was passed with great haste and secrecy. The bill was passed on October 26, 2001. The bill was passed to raise the security of the country. Sadly many speculate that most of the members in congress did not even read the 342 page bill. Within a matter of days the executive branch with its new powers began to initiate many new executive o...
  • American Legacy
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    Websters Dictionary defines legacy as anything handed down from an ancestor, predecessor, or earlier era. Legacy is something that has been passed on, something that teaches, something that is embraces a person or society and aids them through life with knowledge and a proven system. In the United States we have the duty to proudly carry on the American legacy. Democratic principles and justice support the American legacy. As American citizens, we share a commonality; we share a legacy that prom...
  • Constitution And The Bill Of Rights
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    Together, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights aimed to solve the problems that the Americans had encountered under British rule and the Articles of Confederation by forming a new strong central government which was to be run by the people. The British colonization of the states had failed because it did not allow the people certain rights; namely, the right to have sole legislative / taxation power, the right to bear arms, and the right to be free from the quartering of troops. On the other ...
  • Coincides With Article 12 Of The Udhr
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    Human Rights 1. The UDHR and the United States Bill of Rights do not have as many similarities as one might think, but some do exist. One of these similarities of these two documents is the freedom from torture and inhumane treatment. In the UDHR this freedom can be found in article 5 when it is stated protection is provided against, "torture, under any circumstances". This coincides with article 8 of the United States Bill of Rights, which states, "excessive bail shall not be required, nor exce...
  • Bill Of Rights And The First Amendment
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    How many rights do you have You should check, because it might not be as many as you think. Some people are not concerned that the police can execute a search warrant without knocking, set up roadblocks, and interrogate innocent citizens. Nor are they concerned when a drug dealer receives a life sentence for selling a quarter gram of cocaine for $20 (Bailey). When you combine current events with the widespread need of people to fit into society, we should all be concerned. The Bill of Rights, wh...
  • English And U.S. Bill Of Rights
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    Governments are created to protect the rights of its people, which are bound by law. The law that binds the rights of the people in this country is known as the Bill of Rights. In England, William and Mary signed a law to limit a rulers power which is known as the English Bill of Rights. In the U.S. the Bill of Rights was established for the same reason, to restrict the government and its power. Three similarities between the English Bill of Rights and U.S. Bill of Rights are the freedom of spee...
  • William And Mary Of England
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    Since the restoration of the Stuart King monarchy in 1660, England had been knee-deep in authoritative issues between King and Parliament. Those refusing to conform to the Anglican Church were denied basic liberties. Only upon the expulsion of King James II and the "Glorious Revolution" that followed, placing King William and Queen Mary on the throne, did the idea divine-right monarchy come to an end. Under the English Bill of Rights of 1689, William and Mary of England prompted an era of Englis...
  • Bill Of Rights To The Limit
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    The Declaration of Independence is the document, written by Thomas Jefferson, that separated us from British rule and gave us Americans our freedom. The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments that protect and guarantee us this treasure we call freedom. These sacred documents have given us so much, but do we really give our undying commitment and dedication to every nook, cranny, and article of these papers? I think not. If you can show me a person who has not in one way or another disagreed ...

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