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Sam asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 8 years ago

Government help? Pretty please!?

2. List five individual rights found in the 1st amendment of the U. S. Constitution?

3. Which of the Founding Fathers took the lead in writing the Bill of Rights?

4. In your opinion, which part of the Fifth Amendment is the most important? Why?

5. (a)What right does the 2nd amendment give the citizens and (b)why is controversial (bitterly


a. 2nd Amendment Right-

b. Controversy-

Assignment 2 – Understanding the Bill of Rights

Each of the following descriptions relates to a guarantee in the Bill of Rights. Give the amendment and the specific right or freedom involved. The lesson reading summarizes each of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Use the chart that summarizes the amendments for this assignment. Not every amendment will be used, and some may be used more than once.

1. The Johnson family refuses to house two U.S. Marines in their home when told by the company commander they must do so.

Amendment _____ Right_________________________________________

2. The county is purchasing Grant’s house for a new highway. Mr. Grant is suing the county for more money.

Amendment _____ Right_________________________________________

3. Alice demanded to confront, in court, the eyewitness who claimed to have seen her commit a burglary.

Amendment _____ Right_________________________________________

4. A large group of men and women write letters to their congressman urging him to support the Equal Rights Amendment.

Amendment _____ Right__________________________________________

5. Miss Green argued that the police had no right to take belongings from her house even though the police found no illegal drugs.

Amendment _____ Right_________________________________________

6. Jeff made a presentation to the American Civil Liberties Union on rights of juveniles.

Amendment _____ Right_________________________________________

7. Joseph is publicly whipped for stealing a loaf of bread from the local grocery.

Amendment _____ Right _________________________________________

8. Governor George wants his state legislature to consider new gambling laws since they are not under the federal government’s domain.

Amendment _____ Right__________________________________________

9. Dan Dover argued that the federal government does not have the power to prevent travel from one state to another.

Amendment _____ Right _________________________________________

10. Leslie has been found not guilty of automobile theft. The prosecutor is disappointed because he cannot appeal Leslie’s verdict.

Amendment _____ Right__________________________________________

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    I will answer a couple. You do the rest and I'll comment on your answers.

    3. James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights but it was a version of the Virginia Bill of Rights written by George mason.

    5a. Anti-Federalists' Second Amendment dedicates the "well regulated [meaning fully trained and equipped] select corps for the young and ardent" Federalist commercial interests wanted for protecting their businesses against rebellions to first protect states from federal domination. It also registers citizens right to military weapons for fighting with or against those "select corps" we now call the National Guard.

    5b. Government typically wants to rule with impunity and our military weapons prevent that as they were intended to do. Government regularly uses any excuse to remove our military weapons so it can rule over us without fear of being arrested by us for crimes it commits while doing that.

    Thumb-sucking little children in adult bodies so many citizens have become cooperate with that while pretending government can protect them from criminals so they don't need to hammer them down when they attack. That's an insanely stupid pretense that government can stop criminal attacks but the little babies in adult bodies believe that fairy tale anyway.

    Here is how it all happened.

    The current structure and principles of government here in the US are all wrapped around the very fierce battle between Federalist Party bankers and merchants and anti-Federalist farmers and tradesmen. The latter soon formed the Democratic-Republican Party ultimately known as the Democratic Party (today's Republican Party wasn't formed until the 1850s). The anti-Federalists strongly opposed many Federalist policies and did not trust the new constitution the Federalists wanted so they demanded our Bill of Rights to protect themselves (and us) against domination from the Federalists.

    The primary reason the Federalist bankers and merchants called for a convention to alter the existing (then) constitution (the Articles of Confederation) was because that constitution allowed states to shut out businesses from other states. Those articles formed a "confederation" of independent states. Those were like independent countries aligned together without the overriding federal authority we have today.

    The Federalists also wanted a "well regulated (meaning fully trained and equipped) select corps of the young and ardent" to put down rebellions like Shays's the year before against Massachusetts banks. Anti-Federalists didn't trust the Federalists nor their new young militia corps drawn from the existing militia of all available able-bodied males; so they dedicated the new militia to first defend their states from federal domination and they registered citizens' rights to military arms for fighting with or against that new young militia.

    The third major problem was the original confederation depended on states passing on to the confederation assembly excess tariffs the states collected and didn't need for processing imports. The assembly never had enough funds to operate I suspect because no matter how much was collected by the states there just seemed to be not much left over to pass on.

    The arguments between Federalists and anti-Federalists, under many compromises hopefully students are still taught, resulted in the new Constitution we have today. Fallout from the conflict between the two factions eventually cost Federalist leader Alexander Hamilton's life from a dueling wound, and culminated in our Civil War decades later.

    The compromises were wrapped around the philosophies: that people should be free to live their own lives however they will against the attitude they need to be guided and protected; states should remain independent and aligned only for mutual protection (confederation) against them being overseen by a guiding and balancing federal authority (federation); and the needs of sparser rural cultures balanced against the much different needs of denser urban cultures with protection for the rural people against domination from the growing urban majority.

    Source(s): For decades I studied philosophies, cultures, and social institutions. I began that because of confusion resulting from my military experience under the shadow of neo-Marxist anti-military and anti-capitalism indoctrination in the universities. I continue a forty year quest wading through the huge pile of stinking crap a wide variety of bigots dumped on top of truth hiding it from nearly everyone's view. The pile was made by blaming people they don't like while excusing people they do like regardless of where the fault really lies.
  • sulser
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Good first of all the quite a lot of peoople do consider the government must help everybody. However for those who particularly suppose about it we are the federal government , now we have the proper and the voice to vary what is going on with the federal government it is called voting. The federal government just isn't a God to me actually I consider that our government today has turned their again on God.

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