United States Constitution Essays

Legal Rights Afforded to the Accused Kristian Addison

Despite the United States best efforts in preventing illegal immigration, there are those who manage to cross the border without any legal status, including a green card. Those who do manage to sneak into the United States unlawfully do not have many rights in comparison to actual US citizens. However, when it comes to encounters with the criminal justice system, they have the right to due process of the law. The Fourteenth Amendment was designed to prevent the states from…

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Texas Constitution

The Constitution of the State of Texas is the document that describes the structure and function of the government of the U.S. State of Texas. Texas has had 7 constitutions, and the current one is the 1876 constitution. The current 1876 Constitution is among the longest of state constitutions in the United States. There are 17 articles in the Texas Constitution, which starts with the Preamble. The Preamble states “Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God, the people of the…

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Writ of Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus demands a court to a jailer to produce the prisoner and announce the charges (Levin-Waldman, 2012). Habeas Corpus is an ancient common law that applies to all Americans and anybody in the United States at the time of their arrest. It is a legal procedure that requires a person to be brought in front after the have been arrested/ taken into custody. This is done so that the government to show cause to why the liberty of that…

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Proposal for a National Bank

Before Alexander’s proposal for a National Bank, the United States had no place where to store and save their money. The country didnt have a stable economy and needed improvemt in handling the financial business of the United States. By establishing a national bank, the country woould be able to establish financial order, clarity and precedence in and of the newly formed Unted States. It will also establish credidt, both in country and overseas, for the new nation. And finally…

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Analysis of Regan’s Inaugural Address

40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, in his Inaugural speech claims that America is the best country. Reagan’s purpose is to renew the American spirit. He takes on a patriotic tone in order to instill that we can do anything as a team in the American people. Reagan depicts the pathos appeal in his Inaugural address. He supports this appeal by using diction such as church and God, dreams and hopes, our country and countrymen. He’s letting us…

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Free Speech

In 1996 at Bonneville High school in Ogden, Utah a young foreign exchange student from Poland sat with her friend eating lunch. As she gazed upward she could see into the window of one of the history classes. To her horror, visible to the entire student body was displayed a Nazi flag. The flag was being displayed as part of a class on World War II and was displayed next to a Japanese flag, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia to…

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Texas V. Johnson

After publicly burning an American flag as a means of political protest, Gregory Lee Johnson was convicted of desecrating a flag in violation of Texas law. This case presents the question whether his conviction is consistent with the First Amendment. We hold that it is not. I While the Republican National Convention was taking place in Dallas in 1984, respondent Johnson participated in a political demonstration dubbed the “Republican War Chest Tour.” As explained in literature distributed by the demonstrators…

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Articles of Confederation

During the fight for their independence, Americans were trying to create a new republican government. Their desire was to have a political system in which the majority of the power would come from the people rather than from a supreme authority. As a result, the Articles of Confederation was formed and adopted by the Continental Congress in 1777. In the years of 1781 to 1789, the Articles were put into action and gave limits powers to the national authority, Congress….

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The Lark Lake Hypothetical

The theĀ  US Constitution states thatĀ  “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, 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. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,…

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Arizona Constitution and United States Constitution

When the drafters of the Constitution of the Arizona, nary did they anticipate that the document they would produce would last over a hundred years, inclusive of two global conflicts, the new technologies of the space age and the social and cultural alterations in the United States (State Bar of Arizona, 2009). During the 1900’s, former United States President William Howard Taft went to the territory, as the future state was about to begin the process of accession to the…

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Constitutional Protections in Criminal Investigations

What are constitutional rights and why are they so important to us? Our Constitutional rights are in place to protect us from wrongful conviction and improper police behavior. Originally these rights were made in reaction to the abusive conduct displayed by British authorities during Colonial times. Without the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, we would not be a democracy, but instead we would become a communist country. The Constitution is pretty much our basis of freedom, because boundaries are…

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Chain of Command

The main focus of Article II of the United States Constitution is the executive branch and the role that it plays in the government. By definition an executive is “a person or group of persons having administrative or supervisory authority in an organization.” The President, who is elected, is the head of the executive branch and the US government’s chain of command. Second in command is the Vice President who must also be elected. Article II is broken down into…

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The Second Amendment of the Us Constitution

The second amendment of the US Constitution states that “a well regulated militia” is “necessary to the security of a free state” and that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. The second amendment is outdated. In the time it was created and passed was a time when the militia was the people. It was made so that people could fight the British, which isn’t the case now, especially now that we have…

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The Constitution and the Legislative Branch of Government

The Seventeenth Amendment in 1913 provided for the direct election of senators. Article I creates the legislative branch of government. Congress is a bicameral institution. The upper house is called the Senate in which each state receives two representatives, and the lower house is called the House of Representatives that is apportioned by population. The Senate has a six-year term with 1/3 of the seats up for reelection every two years, and the House has a two-year term. Originally, senators…

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Space Time

Statement: President Obama’s decision to assassinate American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was illegal because it violated Awlaki’s rights as a citizen under the United States Constitution. Question: Do you agree or disagree with the above statement? Task: Using the documents included in this packet, your knowledge of United States History, and any independent research you choose to conduct, write a five paragraph essay explaining why you agree or disagree with the statement. In your essay, you must: 1. Use at least…

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