Comp 1 Mrs. Baker October 5, 2014 Religion vs. The Constitution Laws are put in place to keep peace and justice among us, but is there certain a time when breaking the law is the right thing to do Since the beginning of time, good people have broken laws to make changes for the better. In 1955, Rosa Parks, an elderly black female refused to give up her seat on a bus to a selfish young white man. Although she was arrested, she took a big step for equal rights. Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in 1963 for protesting equal treatment for blacks in Birmingham, Alabama. He was questioned and mocked by other priests from around Alabama and he simply replied to their questions and doubt by writing them a letter from his jail cell in Birmingham. He explained to them that some laws are worth being broken, and that you must fight for the things in which you believe. If you look hundreds of years back, even Jesus Christ was arrested and brutally beaten for claiming to be the son of God. I truly believe that occasionally, certain laws should be broken. The First Amendment guarantees the freedom to religion, but how far can students and/or staff go in expressing their faith Unlike private schools, public schools must follow the laws set forth by The Constitution. The Constitution states that the law prohibits the discussion of Christianity or any other religious values in the classroom. Bus drivers that drive for public schools are required to not display any holiday decorations and are forced to take down any decorations that are hanging up. The Constitution also says that public prayers at high school games are prohibited. This is a law that I believe should be broken. Praying before a school sporting event shows that not quite all of our country has been corrupted yet. I am proud when I go to a ball game, and they pray before the game starts, no matter which team is playing On the flip side, The Constitution does allow certain religious values to be publicly displayed. The Constitution states that invocations, benedictions, and prayers are allowed at graduation ceremonies. Students are free to hold and organize Bibles studies within the school. The school is also allowed to ban these religious clubs, but to do so, they must put an end to all student groups. Teachers that teach history or science based classes are able to explain the effects of religion on different cultures around the world, but they are not allowed to show favoritism toward any specific religion. Students, unlike faculty, are able to practice their freedom of speech by expressing their view on religion outside of the classroom in places such as the hall and lunch room. Publicly displaying our Christian views is a great way to witness to a large group at a time. If Christians would stand up for their religion and go against the ways of the world, we could accomplish so much and we could truly make a difference. In a debate class at Florida Atlantic University, an atheist professor tells his class to simply write the word Jesus on a piece of paper, then drop it, and stomp on it. One brave young boy stood up and respectfully explained to his professor how this went against his religion. He refused do it. The professor, along with the university, was outraged. The university decided to kick that student out of the class for not complying with the professors instructions. Word got out to Christians across the country, and they took a stand against the university. The governor of Florida, with the rest of the Christians in America behind him, pushed Florida Atlantic University to not only dismiss the students disciplinary action, but he also sent the professor on administrative leave. Unfortunately, the professor was able to come back to the university, but…
UNIT 5: The US Constitution
I. The Origin of American Government
A. English Contributions
i. 1215 – The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was signed insuring protection against the absolute power of the monarch.
ii. 1628 – The Petition of Right was signed limiting the monarch’s power in many specific ways.
iii. 1689 – The English Bill of Rights was produced guaranteeing citizen’s rights and preventing abuses by the monarchs.
B. Colonial Contributions
i. 1619 – Virginia House of Burgesses…
History 1010 R.Ross
In 1787, the founding fathers of our country met in Philadelphia with one goal in mind; to put in writing the ideals and birthing documents of a brand new nation. The Constitutional Convention produced one of the most influential and important documents in our country's short history. Over 200 years later this document, The Constitution, is still the foundation of our nation. Effective in 1788, the Constitution, or more exact,…
the Articles as a awfully effective plan, however not a good governmental example. Since the articles didn't enable a national government to operate as a government, in this sense it had been a failure and needed extra buttress (Bill of Rights, Constitution, etc.). The Articles square measure a lot of backlash against the concern of a centralized and powerful government, however probably in this concern the framers went too far. As a result of the individual States had such a lot authority, several…
Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution.
Adopted in 1781, the Articles of Confederation established the first national government for the United States, which lasted eight years, providing some stability during the Revolutionary War. Although it was successful at uniting all thirteen colonies, the Articles of Confederation gave a generous amount of power to the states, which left the federal government weak. Instead of achieving a strong…
If I were to have a constitutional convention I probably would, and why? Because I would change a couple things of the constitution, I would try and find some ways to make it more effective. It would bother me that the constitution does not include all American who do not have a US citizenship. I would like to change Section 1, Article 2 to “No person except a citizen of the United Stated shall be eligible for the office of President” just thinking of the American that have held public…
supported the country and the people with in it, which is the Constitution.
The Federalists and the AntiFederalists had different views about the new
Constitution. The Federalists wanted a strong government and no Bill of Rights. The
AntiFederalists wanted more power to the states and a Bill of Rights. The only reason
why they came to a agreement was because the states would be allowed to ratify the
new Constitution and James Madison promised to add a Bill of Rights to the
Constitution. The Bill of Rights was…
Study guide 3 / Constitution Test
1. What are qualifications needed to be president?
2. How many cabinet members does the president have?
3. Which of the cabinet members is in charge of natural resources of our country?
4. What cabinet member is in charge of Social Security?
5. Which cabinet member is the president’s legal advisor?
6. Who presents the national budget?
7. Which cabinet member is involved in settling a work strike…
The Constitution is known as a work of genius to many Americans throughout the United States. There are views of why the Constitution was written and what the Constitution has helped to establish. George Bancroft said, “The Constitution establishes nothing that interferes with equality and individuality.” While, George supported the Constitution and believed that all people should be equal. Charles Beard however, believed that the rich people would control the government directly or control the…
The constitution is a very important document to the American people because it is what founded and formed the United States government. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws; it establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. As Mr. David Yalof said, even with it being an important document the constitution does have a few flaws. I would have to agree. There are many problems…
1801 and 1825. Those who were in favor of states rights and a strict construction of the constitution fell under the leadership of Thomas Jefferson. These Jeffersonian republicans, also known as anti-federalists, believed in strict adherence to the writings of the constitution. They wanted state's rights and individual rights, which they believed could only be granted under strict construction of the constitution. Thomas Jefferson, the third president, and James Madison, his successor, were close friends…