Essay on Constitutions

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Constitution
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A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.[1] These rules together make up, i.e.constitute, what the entity is. When these principles are written down into a single document or set of legal documents, those documents may be said to embody a writtenconstitution; if they are written down in a single comprehensive document, it is said to embody a codified constitution.
Constitutions concern different levels of organizations, from sovereign states to companies and unincorporated associations. A treaty which establishes an international
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The Constitution of the Philippines (Filipino: Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas), popularly known as the 1987 Constitution, is theconstitution or the supreme law of the Republic of the Philippines. It was enacted in 1987, during the administration of PresidentCorazon C. Aquino.[1]
Philippine constitutional law experts recognise three other previous constitutions as having effectively governed the country — the 1935 Commonwealth Constitution, the 1973 Constitution, and the 1986 Freedom Constitution.[2][3] Two further constitutions were drafted and adopted during two short-lived war-time governments, by the revolutionary forces during the Philippine Revolution withEmilio Aguinaldo as President and by the occupation forces during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines during World War IIwith José P. Laurel as President.
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• 1 Background of the 1987 Constitution
• 2 Parts of the 1987 Constitution
• 3 Preamble of the 1987 Constitution
• 4 Significant features of the 1987 Constitution
• 5 Historical constitutions o 5.1

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