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Top 5 Most Important Amendments

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Nicole Dimock

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Top 5 Most Important Amendments
Nicole Dimock, Adrienne Rivera, Annette Lopez
Amendment V
Rights of Accused Person
As copied from the United States Constitution, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy in life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."

Essentially, an individual can not be trialed twice for the same crime for if they are considered to not be guilty, they are not guilty and no longer can be questioned. They also can not be taken away from their rights without due process of law or fair treatment. This is important because without trial, people could be unfairly sentenced or let go of the case whilst guilty.

Language of the disciplines:
we use different words to talk and for religion.
Multiple perspectives:
Many people are opposed to different religions and rights.
The most important part to Amendment I.
: People have broken the rules and prevented people from having these rights.
: Some of these have become threatened.
Amendment 1
Basic Rights
We believe this is the most important Amendment . . .
World War II; a big violation of Freedom of Religion by trying to execute all Jews.
Bethel School District V. Fraser
Amendment II
We ranked this amendment as a two in its importance to modern America due to. . .
Court case District of Columbia vs Heller
Today's battle for guns.For example, the issue with gun restrictions, gun laws, and shooting that seem to have become an issue in the 21st century.
Amendments Chosen
1. Amendment I
2. Amendment II
3. Amendment IX
4. Amendment X
5. Amendment V
The Right to Bear Arms
As taken from the constitution, the second amendment states, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
Essentially, the second amendment was created to protect the people of this nation by arming them first.
Multiple Perspectives
; we need to look at all sides of the spectrum.
; especially today, many restrictions have been placed on guns. Some respect them, others do not.
This falls into the people's
It is whether they believe something is wrong or right.
, we can take a look at what tends to be the problem sometime how to solve it.
over time
, we can see how people have changed.
Amendment IX
Non-Enumerated Rights
Amendment X

Multiple Perspective:
Innocent unless proven guilty. Basically, you are not allowed to charge someone unless you have evidence. You can't take them to court twice because it "failed" the first time.
The Rights Reserved to States or People
As copied from the United States Constitution, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Essentially, this right was created to provide all people in America the chance to have the same rights no matter where they went. This is because federal law overthrows state regulations.
The First Amendment covers the most basic rights; freedom of speech, religion, press, and petition.
This Amendment is most important today and for our future because it's essential to have the right to stand up for what they believe in.
This Amendment was ranked third because. . .
Gay Rights movement and legalized marriage (2015); the constitution never mentioned same sex marriage and states have not allowed it, but no one can get in the way of love
Women Suffrage (1919); woman are just as equal as men, but weren't allowed to vote back when the Constitution was first made.
We ranked this the fourth most important amendment due to modern events such as . . .
Legalizing gay marriage in the United States (2015)
Bond V. The United States (1993)
As stated in the Declaration of Independence “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”

We would have to live our lives only by the Constitution and not be able to do thing being beyond it. We wouldn't be able to wear certain clothes or choose certain careers.
Multiple Perspectives:
Some people believe that state laws should be respected or that the matter of the incident is most important.

Allow us to highlight the important parts on the topic.
Across Disciplines
help us understand people's point of views and see where they are coming from.
What are people's morals and beliefs. Do they think that federal laws are able to over pass engraved state laws?
Big Idea:
The 10th amendment helps us see beyond the issues and get to the conclusion. Essentially, people in America cannot be held back by boundaries.

: How do people interpret this? They do things they enjoy and are comfortable with.
Multiple perspectives:
Many have different opinions on the Ninth Amendment's importance
: Making the Constitution so broad, people are concerned about the rules
Unanswered questions
: People today are still concerned about the true meaning of the Amendment
Language of the Discipline
: In order to understand Amendment IX, we have to understand words like "federalists."
We believe this Amendment ranks as the fifth most important because of court cases . . .

Arizona v. Fulminante (1991); Oreste Fulminante was trialed for the murder of his daughter but was violated under Amendment V since his confessions were used as evidence
Vignera v. New York (1966); Vignera was accused of robbery and was questioned and brought to multiple courts.

Important information from the scene and key parts of given stories.
Unanswered Questions:
What really happened?
Language of the Disciplines
: Important vocabulary. For example, framers. Meaning someone who creates plans and systems.
Any Questions?
Big Ideas:
Essentially, what happened and what we can do to help when people are wrongly sentenced.
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