Declaration Of Independence And Us Constitution Analysis

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The United States holds two crucial documents in high regard when addressing the foundation of our country. Without the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution we would unquestionably not be where we are today as a nation. While both documents are connected through a metaphysical standpoint, this does not mean they do not continue to hold many similarities such as inherent freedoms while still remaining very different from one another. These articles defined what America has become today as the building blocks of our land by giving itself freedom and defining the laws we must abide by. The history of these documents begins in July of 1776 when congress of the United States officially expressed their separation from …show more content…
The declaration pointed out everything that King George had done wrong to his people. The article truly picked out every flaw he had in his tyrannical reign, this relates to the constitution in the idea that the amendments are a set of guidelines that the government must follow leaving no room for interpretations. It is as though the declaration set up a model for what the congressmen wanted out of their country which would strive to be the opposite of everything that King George did wrong. The men wanted rights for their country which would become indisputable laws to have. For example, the declaration begins by stating all men are created equal then proceeds to “call out” the king on specific wrong doings, “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good” (column 3 sec 1). The constitution begins with the promotion of equality, justice, and of the general welfare it includes the nation in entirety by stating, “We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”(preamble). The declaration and constitution may have different …show more content…
The Declaration of Independence is what cut ties between Britain and America, while the United States Constitution gives laws of the land on a federal level which all states must abide. The DOI technically has no legal implications due to the fact that it is not a list of laws, but of grievances against the king. It is an eloquent piece of history and is still referred to and studied, yet there is no weight it can hold other than in political context concerning injustice. The constitution is what gives the government structure; everything in the article is laid out of how the government should operate from check and balances to full faith and credit, there is nothing left out, and if there was it gave citizens the power to change it. To have a law of the land that allows modernization of the document was very rare before the United States and is still seen as such in many oppressed

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