The Change in our Government
Tyler Boger and Jaquan Pitts
Over the past 200 years America has changed and so did the U.S. Constitution.
Why has it changed?
Facts about the change
Over 200 years the Constitution has been amended 27 times. The 15th Amendment, in 1870, said that no citizens vote could be taken away, because of the race. In 1863, President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The 19th Amendment in 1920, all U.S. women were allowed to vote. The 22nd Amendment stated that a President can only serve two terms in office. The 26th Amendment in 1971, gave people 18-20 years old the right to vote. Americans have also added laws, and have taken them back. For example, in 1919 the 18th Amendment was passed, banning the making and selling of alcohol.
How will this have an affect on Americans in the future?
Current News events dealing with our Government and its change
A big news event recently includes Ebola. Ebola is a fatal illness in humans. This virus is transmitted by wild animals, and is then spread from human to human. The most recent case was in west Africa. There are no true vaccines to cure this virus, but the government is working on it and has treatments.