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Bill of Rights and its impact on business in todays society

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Bill of Rights and its impact on business in today 's society

Business enterprises are essential part of a country 's society . Growth in the business industry would in no doubt lead to the society 's advancement as well as advancement in the country 's economy . The responsibilities and contribution of these businesses in the society is set by government laws and it is also through the provision of these laws that this sector of the society

is being protected

The constitution of the United States had put into legislation the bill of rights in to protect and respect the right of every individual in the state . Several amendments were made under the said bill . Whether as an individual , group of person or in business , these amendments must be fully exercised . Taking our focus on the effects of bill of rights in the society , it can be said that almost all of the amendments have a substantial impact on business . This would focus on the first and fifth amendment of the bill in relation to the condition of the business sector . The following are the statements of the first and fifth amendments respectively

Amendment 1 . Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion , or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech , or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble , and to petition the government for a redress of grievances (About .com

Amendment 5 . No person shall be held to answer for a capital , or otherwise infamous crime , unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury , except in cases arising in the land or naval forces , or in the militia , when in actual service in time of war or public danger nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself , nor be deprived of life , liberty , or property , without due process of law nor shall private property be taken for public use , without just compensation (About .com

Free Exercise of Religion in the Business Industry

In the written report cited in Pew Forum on Religion Public Life , it was shown that the United States is a home for numerous religious affiliations with 78 .4 being affiliated to Christian religion , 16 .1 unaffiliated and 4 .7 affiliated to other religions (Muslim , Hindu Buddhist , Jewish , etc . Involvement of individuals coming from these various religions has different approaches or style upon dealing with business transactions

The first clause of the first amendment which states that the congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion , or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ' protects the businesses of these various religious groups to freely exercise their beliefs in conducting business . The government can not simply dictate or force any business establishments to stop...

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