Constitutional Rights - three-fourths of the states...

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Constitutional Rights Constitutional rights are rights that are guaranteed to citizens of the United States. These rights are explicitly stated in the constitution and they cannot be taken away. The American Constitution devotes the first ten amendments to defining the rights of the people. States cannot pass constitutional amendments that violate the Federal Constitutional rights; however, States can add additional rights to the Federal Constitution. The Bill of Rights is an example of constitutional rights because it outlines the privileges and freedoms that American citizens have. The Bill of Rights is a document in which the first ten amendments are listed. These amendments were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789 and came into affect in 1791 after
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Unformatted text preview: three-fourths of the states ratified the bill. An example of a Supreme Court case in which constitutional rights were violated was the Tinker v. Des Moines case. Three students were suspended from school for wearing black armbands to school as a way of protesting the Vietnam War. They filed a complaint and took it to the Supreme Court. The students convinced the court that their first amendment rights were violated and the court, on their behalf, ruled in favour of the students. The final ruling of the Tinker case was that students can freely express themselves as long as it does not substantially disrupt normal school activities or violate another individual's rights....
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