Amendment Essays (Examples)

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Gun Control Act Of 1968

Pages: 7 (2011 words) Sources: 8 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:16217740

… note, from the onset, that both opponents and proponents of gun control point out that their position is firmly rooted in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. As a matter of fact, while those in support of stricter laws are of the opinion that the … of stricter laws are of the opinion that the framers of the Constitution had militias in mind in as far as the Second Amendment is concerned, there are those who are convinced that owning guns is an inalienable constitutional right. With regard to the latter perspective, Hayes … going against not only the very fabric of the society, but also against the supreme law of the land. As per the Second Amendment: “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall … (2008) in an attempt to……



Ausman, J.I. & Faria, M.A. (2019). Is Gun Control Really About People Control? Surgical Neurology International, 10(6), 195-204.

Bouton, L., Conconi, P., Pino, F. & Zanardi, M. (2014). Guns and Votes. Retrieved from 

Cole, G.F., Smith, C.E. & DeJong, C. (2016). Criminal Justice in America (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Gramlich, J. & Schaeffer, K. (2019). 7 facts about guns in the U.S. Retrieved from 

Hayes, V. (2016). Gun Control in the United States. Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs, 4(2), 33-39.

Johnson, N.J., Kopel, D.B. & Mocsary, G.A. (2017). Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights, and Policy. New York, NY: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business.

Joslyn, M., Haider-Markel, D., Baggs, M. & Bilbo, A. (2017). Emerging Political Identities? Gun Ownership and Voting in Presidential Elections. Social Science Quarterly, 98(2), 382-396.

Webster, D.W. & Wintemute, G.J. (2015). Effects of Policies Designed to Keep Firearms from High-Risk Individuals. Annual Review of Public Health, 36, 21-37.

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The Supreme Court And The Constitution

Pages: 3 (1029 words) Document Type:Essay Document #:67413964

… it to be. For instance, everyone become a Constitutionalist when he starts arguing that habeas corpus (Article I), due process (5th and 14th Amendments) and freedom of speech (1st Amendment) are important. But at other times people argue that gun rights (2nd Amendment) should be overturned and arms confiscated and banned, or that safety should come before the right to privacy (3rd, 4th and 5th Amendments). Thus, people are generally torn about what parts of the Constitution are relevant and what parts are not. Typically, when it comes to … own privacy and do not want their homes searched or their digital data spied on by the NSA, they are in favor of Amendments 3 through 5. It all depends upon what people want. If they feel Big Brother has their best interests in mind, they typically … people towards themselves. But if you want to kill the baby……

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Coronavirus And The Courts

Pages: 8 (2481 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:21023640

… to the expression “the people” is needed. I disagree with this conclusion: “the people” is not an expression that changes meaning from one Amendment to the next but rather…[break]…the obvious since the media is not doing its job and the lawmakers are not doing their job. The … in the 21st century cannot expect to win a lawsuit against a tyrannous regime by appealing to his Constitutional rights under the 5th Amendment! How utterly sad! And yet here we are: so little is the respect shown to the Constitution and to the spirit of the ……


Works Cited

Allen v. Harrison (2016). 

Baker, Sinead. “The architect of Sweden's controversially lax coronavirus response says he thinks it's working, and that the capital city is already benefiting from herd immunity.” Business Insider, 2020. 

C&A Carbone, Inc. v. Town of Clarkstown, N.Y., 511 U.S. 383 (1994). 

District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). Retrieved from 

Fox 2. “Alleged fraudulent COVID-19 treatments spark FBI raid of Shelby Twp medical spa.” Fox 2, 2020. 

Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905). 

Roe v. Wade (1973). 

Zucht v. King (1922).

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Carrie Chapman And The Women S Movement

Pages: 8 (2257 words) Sources: 6 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:61754681

… to vote in 1920. Carrie Chapman was a big leader in the Women’s Rights Movement at that time, campaigning hard for the 19th Amendment to be passed. However, there were other campaigns by women that had other outcomes—such as the campaign by Carrie Nation at around the … how to lobby by getting states to change their laws on suffrage for women. The big goal for her was to get an amendment to the Constitution. To do that she had to support the President’s war effort in 1918. Even though women were traditionally opposed to … were traditionally opposed to war, Carrie Chapman led the suffragettes in a campaign to support the war and her reward was the 19th Amendment.
The Women’s Movement did not stop with Carrie Chapman’s death but it did die down for a bit until the 1960s when Betty ……



Blackwell, E. (1850). Elizabeth Blackwell on the 1850 Women\\\\\\'s Rights Convention. Retrieved from 

Griffith, E. (1984). In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. New York: Oxford University Press.

History. (2019). Women’s suffrage. Retrieved from 

Lawson, E. N. (2013). Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws: Prohibition and New York City. SUNY Press.

Siegel, R. B. (1994). Home as Work: The First Woman\\\\\\'s Rights Claims Concerning

Wives\\\\\\' Household Labor, 1850-1880. The Yale Law Journal, 103(5), 1073-1217.

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

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Principles Of American Democracy

Pages: 11 (3277 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:49458393

… as the landed class. The individual states gave voting rights only to those individuals who owned property. It was not until the 15th Amendment of 1870 that the Constitution was amended and voting rights were ensured for all men regardless of race. Women, still, would have to … also wanted Congressional support for suffrage. Wilson promised that if Chapman threw support behind the war, he would move Congress to support an amendment to the Constitution to grant women the right to vote.[endnoteRef:4] In this manner, through backroom dealings and questionable reversals of principle, human rights ……



Declaration of Independence.  (1776).  Retrieved from 

Rousseau, J.  (2018). Retrieved from 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 1.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 5.

National Assembly. “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 26 August 1789.” Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.

Foote, S.  (1958).  The Civil War:  Ft. Sumter to Perryville.  NY:  Random House.

Brutus No. 1. (1787).

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Constitutional Rights And Administrative Goals

Pages: 3 (1018 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:55838261

The 8th Amendment and Prison Life
Not all of an individual’s Constitutional rights are lost the moment the person is incarcerated. On the contrary, it is … their right to due process to administrative appeals and the right to have access to the parole process. They also have an 8th Amendment right to be free from the abuse of cruel and unusual punishment. This one is especially important, as there are some prisons, such ……



Compton, M. T., Anderson, S., Broussard, B., Ellis, S., Halpern, B., Pauselli, L., . . . Johnson, M. (2017). A potential new form of jail diversion and reconnection to mental health services: II. Demonstration of feasibility. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 35(5–6), 492–500. doi:10.1002/bsl.2319

Oaks, D. H. (1965). Habeas corpus in the states: 1776-1865. The University of Chicago Law Review, 32(2), 243-288.

Richmond, C. (2015). Toward a More Constitutional Approach to Solitary Confinement: The Case for Reform. Harv. J. on Legis., 52, 1.

Stojkovic, S., & Lovell, R. (2019). Corrections: An introduction (2nd Ed.). Retrieved from 

UPI. (2018). Justice Department: Alabama prisons may violate 8th Amendment. Retrieved from 

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Racism In The United States

Pages: 3 (1011 words) Document Type:Essay Document #:45714688

Even though slavery was abolished with the 13th Amendment, blacks in the South were still subjected to harsh and unfair treatment throughout the latter half of the 19th century and well into … 19th century and well into the 20th century. In fact, it would be more than a century after the ratification of the 13th Amendment before the Civil Rights Act would be signed into law—and it would take a major protest led by Martin Luther King, Jr. just … mixing with blacks either platonically or sexually. It was a blatant violation of blacks’ Constitutional rights—particularly their right to assemble under the 1st Amendment. Article 4, Section 1 forbade blacks from bearing arms—even though as citizens of the U.S. it was their Constitutional right to bear arms … 1 forbade blacks from bearing arms—even though as citizens of the U.S. it was their Constitutional right to bear arms under……


Works Cited

King, Jr., Martin Luther. “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” 1963.

The Mississippi Black Code of 1865.

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Criminology Theory

Pages: 2 (636 words) Document Type:question answer Document #:91855116

… crimes, filling most of the prisons with them. This is shown as just an extension of slavery, which was abolished in the 13th amendment. However, this amendment has a loophole as no Americans can be slaved except for criminals, which was excessively exploited by the whites to get them to … of African-Americans based on the idea of them being criminals. From the start, this was just about enslaving the blacks through exploiting the amendment and portraying them as animals.
Answer B:
The new culture of control has one of the indices; ‘The decline of the rehabilitative ideal.’ … to several riots like Rodney King, Detroit riot (1967), and many other significant riots. But all the brutality was justified exploiting the 13h amendment, in the name of law and order. The expanding infrastructure for crime prevention and community safety is seen when the mass incarceration is ……

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Effectiveness Of The War On Drugs

Pages: 14 (4146 words) Sources: 18 Document Type:Reaction Paper Document #:69451857

...Amendment Outline
I. Introduction
A. History of drugs, cross-cultural perspective
1. Opium wars (ACLU, 2020)
2. Since Nixon, the modern “war on drugs” (Pearl, 2018)
3. History of drug use in different societies (ACLU, 2020)
B. History of government intervention in the private lives of individuals via drug policy (ACLU, 2020); Baumbauer, 2012).
C. Effects of the war on drugs
1. Is it effective? Quantify the deaths related to the WOD, as well as the social entropy in communities, families, and within individuals (London, 2005; Pearl, 2018)
2. Criminalization distracting attention from more central concerns linked to capitalism, psychological wellbeing, and healthcare (ACLU, 2020; Coyne & Hall, 2017; London, 2005).
3. National sovereignty issues and global perspective (Coomber, Moyle, Belackova, et al., 2018; Von Hoffman, 2016).
II. Theoretical Discussion
A. Race, class, power perspectives (Netherland & Hansen, 2017; Putt, Payne & Milner 2005; Taylor, Buchanan & Aynes, 2016).
B. Government, public……



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War On Drugs

Pages: 13 (4034 words) Sources: 13 Document Type:Essay Document #:73696424

… & Hutton, 2017). One eleven-nation meta-analysis of data reveals the need to…[break]…it becomes more possible to envision a workable strategy. The Constitution’s Fourth Amendment covers the right to privacy, which can easily be shown to extend to areas previously taboo such as human sexuality and reproduction. Similarly, … right to privacy, which can easily be shown to extend to areas previously taboo such as human sexuality and reproduction. Similarly, the Fourth Amendment prohibits unlawful penetrations of the government into the private affairs of individuals. If a person chooses to use drugs, without harming another person, … of drug policy has never been to eliminate mind-altering substances from the marketplace; if that were the case, there would be no 21st Amendment. Prohibition of all drugs would be the federal mandate, and the government of the United States would enforce such laws as fully as ……



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