Name: Kole H.

School: Sheridan High School

Age: 12th

October 15th, 2021

What does the US Constitution mean to me?

The Constitution is needed every day. Most people don’t even know what half of
the amendments are. Some people also don’t even know what the Constitution is. The
Constitution was written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and has been used since 1789. The
Constitution is basically just a set of rules that help guide a country in the right direction.
Our Constitution tells us the branches of government, what power they have, and also
what rights the people have in our country.

Our Constitution also has twenty seven amendments. The amendments are
modifications to the Constitution. The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights,
guarantees the civil rights and liberties of an individual. These amendments are used
every day in life. There are some amendments that are way more important than others
and sometimes they get really controversial.

One of the more controversial amendments is the Fourteenth Amendment which basically says that If you are born or naturalized in the United States, then you are a citizen of the United States. This one is talked about a lot because there have been many cases where illegal immigrants will come into our country to give birth to their child and then their child will legally be a United States citizen. In many ways this is not okay because the parent of the child is coming to our country illegally and giving birth so that their child can grow up in a better country. Then you have a child with an illegal parent or parents in a country that they are not supposed to be in. Many people like myself think that if you are an illegal
immigrant trying to get into any country that is not your own, then you should not be
allowed to do anything in that country. I think that if they come here illegally and have a
kid, then the child and the parents should still all be considered illegal immigrants and
need to be kicked out of the country. On the other hand there are a lot of people that
would say they are just trying to make a way for their child to live a better life but it
doesn't matter how the child does if the child doesn't have parents in the same country
as them. They should all be considered illegal so they can all stay together in their own

There is also one more amendment that people either love or hate on. The
Second Amendment is probably the most controversial amendment of today's world.
This amendment is the right to bear arms. Basically this amendment says that as a
United States citizen you have the right to own a gun. Most people like this amendment
because they want to be prepared for if something were to happen. This amendment
also makes a lot of sense in states like Montana, Idaho, and basically anywhere where
you can go hunting. It also helps to have a gun when you are out hiking or camping just
so that you can protect yourself in the case of an emergency. Other people think that we
don’t need guns because they think that guns kill people. Guns don’t kill people, people
kill people. If you take guns away there are still going to be murders, they will just be
with knives or some other weapon that isn’t a gun. It doesn't matter what they use, it’s
just taking away one of their thousands of tools.

In conclusion people need to start thinking with their heads and not following
people that have those terrible ideas. They need to realize why that amendment is
important and why we still need it.