The Amendments.

The changes to the constitution.

The Second Amendment, What is is, and why it was put forth.

The Right to Bear Arms;

James Madison originally proposed the second Amendment shortly after the constitution was ratified as a way to provide more power to state Militias, which are now known as the National Guard. It was deemed to be a compromise between the Federalist, and Anti-Federalist, whom the Former liked that strong government, while the latter wanted the states to have more power.

The 18th Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment emerged from the organized efforts of the Temperance Movement and Anti-Saloon League, which attributed to alcohol virtually all of society’s ills and led campaigns at the local, state, and national levels to combat its manufacture, sale, distribution, and consumption. Most of the organized efforts supporting prohibition involved religious coalitions that linked alcohol to immorality, criminality, and, with the advent of World War I, unpatriotic citizenship. The amendment passed both chambers of the U.S. Congress in December 1917 and was ratified by the requisite three-fourths of the states in January 1919. Its language called for Congress to pass enforcement legislation, and this was championed by Andrew Volstead, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who engineered passage of the National Prohibition Act. The act was conceived by Anti-Saloon leader Wayne Wheeler and passed over the veto of Pres. Woodrow Wilson.