Constitution Vs Constitution

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The United States Constitution is why we have our national government and fundamental law. The U.S. Constitution was written in 1787 and then took about four months to get signed which was on September 17, 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Then it was not until 1788 that it was ratified by the obligatory states. Before the U.S. Constitution, it was the Articles of Confederation that was in play. The Articles of Confederation was not doing the job that it was intended to do, so that is why they came up with the U.S. Constitution. It took so long for the Constitution to be sign because they wanted to make sure this would not crash and burn like the Articles of Confederation did. Now let’s see what’s in the Constitution and …show more content…
Constitution are based on the three branches of the government which are known as Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary. The first one is the Legislature which is under Article I. Section 1 says that the Legislature is made up of people called Congress, which is made up of a two-part body: House of Representatives (lower house) and the Senate (upper house) which can be found in sections 2 and 3 and its requirements. Sections 4-10 explains how the states elect Congress, the regulations of Congress, how bills will become laws, certain powers and limits that Congress has, and prohibits what states cannot do. The next branch is the Executive. Article II initiates this branch. Section 1 involves the President and Vice President and each of their terms in office including their qualifications to be the President or Vice President. Section 2 discusses the President’s important powers. Section 3 creates the President’s duties like giving the state of the union address and make sure laws are followed through. Section 4 talks about how the President or Vice President can be impeached. Lastly, the third branch is the Judiciary which Article III institutes it. Section 1 establishes the Supreme Court and all other courts and their terms. Section 2-3 places the kind of cases that may be heard and defines what the crime of treason is. Now onto Article 4 which deals with the states. Section 1 requires that each state must obey the laws of other states. …show more content…
Constitution. Also, we have the same three branches: Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary. But we added one more called the Multidisciplinary Council on Punishment and their pay would be set by the Legislature. We decided to change each term of the House of Representatives and the Senate members. For the House of Representatives and the Senate they both run for 4 years and have a limit of 2 terms versus where the House of Representative serves for 2 years with unlimited amount of terms and the Senate serves for 6 years and with unlimited amount of terms. Also, we changed the size of the House of Representatives to 235 versus 435 for the idea to hopefully make decisions easier and quicker. We changed a few things about the qualifications for the President. One of them is that he does not need to have a military background whereas now he needs to be commander in chief of the Army and Navy. And another one is that he needs to live in the United States at least 15 years versus 14

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