Rights and Freedoms Guaranteed to All American Citizens

879 Words4 Pages
Rights and Freedoms Guaranteed to All American Citizens It is not contested that throughout America that the turning point in American history is when the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights were crested and applied to all the people of the United States of America. To understand the importance of the Bill of Rights, individuals should understand that a large number of United States citizens came from their home lands where the government of the homeland took control of its people and their property. Colonists did not want to be controlled anymore by England. Americans developed an "American Spirit" of sorts that understood the terrors of tyranny. The Bills of Rights were written to insure all people of the United States all of the freedoms in the Constitution. Most Americans did not realize it is the Federal Government from which the first Americans were protecting themselves. “The Bills Of Rights were written upon the American foundational belief that God has created all people with inalienable natural rights to life, liberty and property, and the federal government has no authority to deny these rights without due process of law. These rights include freedoms of religion, speech, a free press, free assembly, and free association, as well as the right to keep and bear arms.”(Bill of Rights Institute) The freedom most important to me is the First Amendment. This amendment covers the freedoms, for example, to belong to and attend functions for politics, religion, athletics and any other interests to a citizen. “The significance of the Bill of Rights and subsequent notable amendments to U.S. democracy is a government run by the people, for the people and of the people is only successful if the people have inalienable rights.” (Bill of Rights Institute) Even in a democracy, where people can vote for their leaders, the elected
Open Document