As a teenager today in America, freedom is thought of as being able to hang out, shop, have a cell phone, and internet. In the year of 1860, there was a slave population of fifty-thousand and freedom meant a lot to all of them. Freedom is the state of being free rather than confinement or under physical restraint. Freedom was like a long term goal or accomplishment for slaves; with many limits and restrictions, blacks were not truly free in the North. For slaves, freedom was inevitably political, social, and religious freedom; education and economic rights were sought after as well. Generally, slaves had limited political freedom. Political is in terms of having any relation or concern to government. Voting was a main contention. In 1860, black male suffrage was restricted in New York, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. (Doc. A.) Suffrage was only allowed in most parts of New England which only excluded Connecticut. Massachusetts was the only Northern state that allowed both black male suffrage and jury duty. (Doc. A.) Black men had a greater advantage of being able to vote if they were wealthy enough. Women, not determined by race, could not vote at all any where, in the North until after the civil war. Assuredly, blacks took part in their religious freedom by interacting with each other in the black church. The black church was the place where blacks expressed their religion, became involved in community politics, and fought for voting rights, temperance, and abolition. The church was a place to get married and buried. The church offered services such as a literary club, Sunday school, a published newspaper and even hosted abolitionist meetings. (Doc. D) The church also provided refugee for fugitive slaves. The church was like a whole other secluded world. The Black church took on roles that were limited by white society. The church became a place to become involved in community politics, fight for causes such as voting rights, temperance and abolition. Even though the church was segregated, it shed a little light towards their freedom. In addition, social freedom was diverse in the North, blacks were free to live, thrive, if “he” could, pay taxes, and perform duties. Blacks were not free to dine, drink at the white board table, share deliberations of the jury box, attend courts, represent in legislature, or mingle in
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and freedom to petition the government. The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms. This amendment allows citizens to keep a firearm for safety and protection. The Third Amendment is Quartering of Soldiers. During a war, the amendment protects an individual’s home from soldiers who enter without consent. The Fourth Amendment is Search and Seizure, which protects an individual’s personal space by prohibiting unreasonable…
the army for 2 years of service. If this law is broken then prison is permitted.
6) Public nudity is against the law. If this law is broken then prison is permitted.
7) Domestic violence towards humans and animals is against the law. If this law is broken then prison is permitted.
8) Murder of any human beings are against the law. If this law is broken then prison or execution is permitted.
9) Sexual Harassment is against the law. If this law is broken then prison is permitted.
10) Stealing property…
Constitutional Rights Project
By: Cory Nguyen
Table of Contents
1. 1st – Freedom of Religion
2. 1st – Freedom of Speech
3. 1st- Freedom of Press
4. 1st- Freedom of Assembly
5. 1st- Freedom of Petition
6. 2nd Right to Keep and Bear Arms
7. 4th Freedom from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
8. 4th Search Warrant Based on Probable Cause
9. 5th Grand Jury Indictment in capital cases
10. 5th Double Jeopardy
11. 5th Self Incrimination…
This essay will discuss the role of the magistrate and jury in the English and Welsh legal decision-making process. It will assess both the advantages and disadvantages of both mechanisms and give an opinion on the contribution they make in the process.
The role of a lay magistrate is one that is at the core of the legal system in England & Wales. They help maintain the foundation of the criminal justice system and deal with approximately 98% of all criminal matters. The sheer volume of cases…
trying to convey was that the jury needed to make their decision based on factual evidence and disregard the fact that Tom is black which was a way he was trying to convince his audience that race and skin tone should not come in the way of the reality of the situation. Lee makes some valid points in Atticus’s argument to prove that Tom Robinson is not guilty and that this event should not have even gone as far as the court due to the lack of mandatory evidence but the jury still makes him guilty because…
and the protection of rights
A bill of rights which does not allow the courts to declare legislation invalid
A human right expressly protected in the Constitution – freedom of religion
A right that exits because courts have interpreted that it is implied or inferred in the wording of the Constitution
A human right expressly protected in Constitution – trial by jury (Cwlth cases)
USA Bill of Rights – what is the second amendment?
The House of Representatives will be…
concerning the veil. The veil for Muslims is a religious matter. Some Muslim woman, are obliged to wear the veil when they leave home or when there are in presence of unknown men. However, in England people have the freedom of going around the city wherever they want. According to Europe Human Rights, everybody has the right to express their own religion and to dress in any garment that religion request (Brown). Controversy about dressing the niquab has increased, when a Muslim woman, for the first time…
closing argument, Atticus used the rhetorical devices-- ethos, logos, and pathos-- to convince the jury of Tom’s innocence.
At times, Atticus would use the rhetorical device ethos to reassure the jury of his credibility. Throughout the testimonies given by the witnesses, several accounts of discontinuation…
March 27, 2015
Wyoming vs United States
America. Freedom. Two words which are not uncommon to hear together in a
sentence. As humans, our constitution has granted us certain unalienable rights, so that we may
live in a land of opportunity and dreams. The rights listed to us in our constitution, however, are
not the only rights we the people have as citizens of this great nation. Some freedoms and
boundaries are left up to the states. As you will come to see, when comparing and contrasting the…
I disagree. I disagree with it all. The decision, that is.
About a month or so ago on a sunny afternoon in mid-October 1857 Dred Scott sued for freedom in court. I was part of the jury for that case. I sat there in my comfortable wooden chair while a man could possibly become another man’s property, which no human-being should. It was sickening.
I oughta mention my name, it’s James Robert. I watched the case unfold right in front of my eyes.
“Now Mr. Scott has been taken onto free…