What The Cons±tu±on Means To Me Essay The Cons±tu±on of the United States is wri²en as a set of rules and principles for this country that deFne the nature and extent of government. These "rules" have helped our country stay in order, but unfortunately some of the rules have been abused and taken out of context. The U.S. Cons±tu±on also provides several purposes, including the basic organiza±on of the branches of government and it outlines their func±ons and responsibili±es. It sets qualiFca±ons for o³ce and sets the terms of o³ce as well. It also describes the rela±onship of the states to the federal government. Three provisions in the Cons±tu±on that are important to my individual rights and liber±es are freedom of speech, freedom to vote, and that all people should be treated equally. ´reedom of speech is very important to me. It is found under Admendment one, which states, “Congress shall make no law restric±ng an establishment of religion, or prohibi±ng the
The Constitution means a lot to me. The Constitution to me is like the law of the entire nation. It is broken up into different parts so that all areas of ruling are dealt with. This breaking up of the Constitution is to handle with certain issues specifically. I have human rights to do what I want to a certain limit. The government cannot have unreasonable power over me and everything will be handled in order.
The Constitution to me means that I will be protected and that I do have rights. When I think of the Constitution I think of the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branch. These branches mean that there will be laws to protect me. The check and balance means that I will be protected from branches having too much power. The
People in the United States of America take pride in living in a country
that is known as the land of liberty. As citizens, we have certain rights as
individuals. Among these rights is freedom of speech. We usually think of
speech just as spoken words. But freedom of speech means much more
than merely allowing people to say what they want whenever they want. It
means having the freedom to believe what you choose and to openly state
your beliefs without being thrown in jail. I believe the First Amendment
means and was intended to give all Americans absolute freedom of speech.
The First Amendment states; “ Congress shall make no law restricting
an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or
abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the rights of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of
grievances.” Supreme Court Justice Hugo Blacks interpretation of the First
Amendment is one of the simplest and what I believe to be the most true.
Hugo Black points out that the amendment says, Congress shall make no
law abridging freedom of speech. “No law means no law.”
The Constitution of the United States of America is perhaps the most...