Fifteen Amendments: What They Do and Don't Tell Us
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The writer discusses that there have been fifteen amendments to the Constitution passed since the Civil War. The question is how would a study of just these amendments represent American History. The writer maintains that while they would demonstrate several major themes in our past they would omit many important issues. Another better method might be to study the amendments as well as those which failed.
From the Paper:"Fifteen amendments have been added to the U. S. Constitution since the Civil War. While they represent some of the issues that have faced our nation over the past 142 years, if viewed alone they present a very incomplete picture of our past. This really shouldn't be too surprising. Amendments are additions or changes to the U.S. Constitution, which is our nation's plan of government. If this plan was well designed and is working properly it shouldn't need many changes. The process for adding an amendment is a very long and difficult one. In addition to passing in both houses of Congress by a two-thirds majority ..."
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