Constitutional Amendments

Understanding the 8th Amendment

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States serves to protect those found guilty of crimes from being treated unfairly and in an unlawful manner. The Eighth Amendment
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Understanding the 9th Amendment

The inclusion of the Bill of Rights into the United States Constitution was met with some controversy and opposition. Even though the Bill of Rights is heralded as some of
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Understanding the 10th Amendment

The Tenth Amendment bears a certain resemblance to the Ninth Amendment in that it grants authority or powers to a certain faction that are not explicitly included or enumerated under the United
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Understanding the 11th Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment was the first to revise the Constitution after the ratification of the first ten in the Bill of Rights. The Eleventh Amendment was passed by Congress on
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Understanding the 12th Amendment

The Twelfth Constitutional Amendment provides for one of the most important provisions in the United States Constitution and is one
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Understanding the 13th Amendment

The Thirteenth Amendment is arguably one the most important Amendments to the United States Constitution and the impact it had
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Understanding the 14th Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment is another of the Reconstruction Amendments which were adopted after the Civil War. The 14th Amendment was
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An Overview of Constitutional Amendments

First Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging
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What are Constitutional Amendments?

Constitutional Amendments are changes that can be made to the United States Constitution. The Constitution itself is the governing doctrine
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Understanding the 1st Amendment

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution is contained in the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment has proven to be one of the most fundamental and important Amendments with
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