Essay On 13th Amendment

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It was in 1788 that the Founding Fathers ratified the U.S. Constitution. In creating the constitution, there were specific guidelines to adding or repealing any new amendment. After gaining independence from Britain, the American people feared their rights being deprived by the national government. Therefore, they wished to only set fair and agreeable rules that would support their unalienable rights that they possessed. In the Constitution, more specifically in Article V, there are two methods, congressional and conventional, outlined about the amending of the Constitution. The process that is available to amend the Constitution is a complex one. It consists of the Congress, where both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives must…show more content…
The reasons are for the improvement of society. An example, would be the first ten amendments, which were the first of the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791 and can be inferred that the government is the guardian of people’s natural rights. The Bill of Rights also satisfied the Anti-Federalists who had fears of the federal government would infringe upon the rights of the people. Another example would be the thirteenth through fifteenth amendments, which emphasized freedom, citizenship, and suffrage in the nineteenth century. Suffrage has also been a huge topic in past, and the process went from the fifteenth amendment to the nineteenth amendment to the twenty-sixth amendment. The fifteenth amendment forbid the denying of people from voting based on race/color. The nineteenth forbid the denying of people from voting based on gender/sex. The twenty-sixth was the extension of voting to eighteen years and older. Therefore, amendment could be repealed, and then, better amendments could be established. Last example, would be the twenty-second amendment that limited presidential terms because of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt four presidential terms in

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