An Analysis and Summary of the Bill of Rights


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An Analysis and Summary of the Bill of Rights
The primary process in which the Constitution allows new amendments is through the two parts of the Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives. In order for the amendment to be realized there needs to be a two-thirds majority in the Senate and House to pass the bill. If this is achieved, the bill must then be brought forth to the States. Of all the States, there must be a 34 state majority of approval for the bill, which would result in the Amendment becoming ratified in the Constitution. This would essentially result in a three-fourths State majority needed to bring the bill into law. While a bill of this nature is most likely to be passed through Congress, the States Legislatures...
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.....f rights, which could be expanded on the occasion that they might be needed for future issues, such as that of slavery. When the slaves were freed after the Civil War, it provided the crucial foundation for additional Amendments that could provide wider and more significant freedoms for all Americans, not just those of a Caucasian background. In this way, the Bill of Rights continued to be an important foundation for the Constitution as the United States disavowed racially defined citizenship, especially for the limitations that slavery brought forth during the days of the Founding Fathers.
Curtis, M. K. (1990). No state shall abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.