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Four amendments

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The 1st amendment - Protects the freedom of religion, speech, and the press, as well as the right to assemble and petition the government.

 

The 13th amendment- Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.

 

The 21st amendment- Repeals the eighteenth amendment ( establishes prohibition of alcohol)

 

The 26th amendment- Establishes the official voting age to be 18 years old.

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CUNY Board Approves Tuition Increases

CUNY Board Approves Tuition Increases | Amendments Projects | Scoop.it

analysis: This article represents the 1st amendment. It is the right to assemble. These students used their  rights and came together for a common purpose. They do not agree tuition increasing. As a student I feel that it is important to be able to afford college. Kids today work two jobs sometimes just to get by and now they have to worry about possibly working a third.

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Voting and Voters - Elections - Ballot Box - Presidential Election of 2008

Voting and Voters - Elections - Ballot Box - Presidential Election of 2008 | Amendments Projects | Scoop.it

Analysis: This article talks about the 26th amendment.  The voting age in the United States is 18 years old.  That is a perfect age for this right to begin.  When men were being asked to go away to war at 18 and they couldn't even vote for that right, how was that fair?  Many other countries also lowered their age to 18 when the US did.  Some of them are actually thinking about going younger, to 16 years old.  I think that it is not a good idea because 16 year old are still immature and inexperienced.  Most of them follow in their parents footsteps, and the thought process to choose a political party is not there yet.  Personally, I would not want the responsibility to vote right now.  

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The Debate On Lowering The Drinking Age - CBS News

Analysis: The 21st amendment discusses the legalization of alcohol. With the drinking age being increased to 21 years old there is more of under age drinking. This is a debate that will go on forever. No matter what there are always ways to get around the law. I agree with the law because teens today are immature and rushing their lives. Consuming alcohol is dangerous in an uncontrolled environment, especially when done by younger teens. Either way, 18 or 21, teens should be educated about the consequences of excessive drinking.

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The amendments

The Constitutional Amendments are rights of the American people. They were established in December of 1791 through July 1971.  These are carried out everyday and there is a lot going on in the world to display that. I have chosen to discuss how four specific amendments are being utilized today.

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Associated Baptist Press - SBC leader compares personhood movement to abolition

Associated Baptist Press - SBC leader compares personhood movement to abolition | Amendments Projects | Scoop.it

analysis : The 13th amendment states that once a chid is conceived you cannot touch that child or force it into slavery. Life already happens before a child is actually born. This is a good amendment because everyone is protected from being forced into a lifestyle that they do not or should not have to accept.

 

The southern baptist convention is trying to pass this law to support the 13th amendment. I agree that this comparison is accurate in that everyone should have rights to choose their lifestyle. This vote should be passed because it protects both parents and children.

 

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High-Tech Network Seeks Female Voters - New York Times

Analysis: (The 26th Amendment)  Voting is not just a right, it is a privilege.  For hundreds of years women lost their rights as equals and had no ability to vote.  Now, women should be enthusiastic about what we are able to do.  This article shows that through many kinds of media, it is important for women to have part in the decisions made for the country.  In statistics, many women do not choose to vote, and this gives them less influence and power in politics.  If this were to change, we might see more women running for office, and more women voting for them.  Sometimes change is good. 

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Drinking Age Should Be Lowered | Teen Essay on Drugs | Teen Ink

Drinking Age Should Be Lowered | Teen Essay on Drugs | Teen Ink | Amendments Projects | Scoop.it

Analysis: This article's point of view of the 21st amendment is through the voice of a teenager. Teens end up drinking because of many reasons. Some kids get peer pressured into doing it because they have low self-a-steem. Other teens drink out of boredom or just for simple enjoyment.  Some want to rebel against parents, teachers, etc.  No matter how old you are, there will always be a way to get the alcohol.  I think the focus needs to go on that.  Talk to us about what could happen if something went really wrong.  At least that way, it's not an "I told you so" moment.  Prohibiton did not last for a reason and even today it would not last.

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Free speech covers tweets: Gov. Sam Brownback apologizes to Kansas teen

Free speech covers tweets: Gov. Sam Brownback apologizes to Kansas teen | Amendments Projects | Scoop.it

Analysis: The first amendment also represents freedom of speech. On twitter and facebook most teens are given the right to express how they feel. This is not always a good thing as shown in the article. It can get people in trouble and hurt peoples' feelings. In this case the  teen age girl put herself in an awkward position. With rights come consequences. She was lucky that this was not taken seriously. No matter what, she still could say what she wanted to because of the first amendment.

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Child Labor - News - Times Topics - The New York Times

Child Labor - News - Times Topics - The New York Times | Amendments Projects | Scoop.it

News about child labor. Commentary and archival information about child labor from The New York Times. analysis: the 13th amendment The 13th amendment applies to this article because it expalins that organizations are trying to abolish slavery by preventing children or teenagers from getting sexually and mentally abused these days.  I agree with this article because they're trying to make this society a better place to live in as a happy citizen or child.  Children or teenagers should not be treated in a disgusting manner when they are  innocent people.

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