The Amendments of the Constitution as Described by Movies and Television
I decided to have a patriotic post given how close we are to Independence Day, and so I thought for something unique I could do. So, in honor of three of my great loves, America, movies, and television, here are the Amendments of the Constitution presented by movie and television gifs.
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Press
Right to Assemble
Right to Petition the Government (Ok, this wasn’t IN a movie, but inspired by one)
Right to Bear Arms
Prohibits forced quartering of soldiers during peacetime
Prohibits unreasonable search and seizures and sets out requirements for search warrants based on probable cause
Rules for indictment by grand jury and eminent domain, protects the rights of due process, prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
Protects the right to a fair and speedy public trial by jury
including the rights to be notified of the accusations, to confront the accuser,
to obtain witnesses and to retain counsel
Provides the right to trial by jury in certain civil cases according to common law
Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail as well as cruel and unusual punishment
Protects rights not enumerated in the constitution
Limits the power of the federal government to those delegated it by the Constitution
Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity
Revises presidential election procedures with regard to the electoral college
Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime
Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues
Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or condition of previous condition of servitude
Allows the federal government to collect income tax
Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote
Establishes prohibition of alcohol
Establishes women’s suffrage
Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress and the President; known as the “lame duck amendment”
Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment and prohibits violations of state laws regarding alcohol
Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once
Provides for representation of Washington D.C. in the Electoral College
Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession
Establishes the right to vote for those age 18 years or older
Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of the representatives.
So, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this refresher course on America, our constitution, and the great movies and tv shows that have come into the world.
WE LOVE YOU AMERICA!
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