The United States Constitution And The Constitution

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For more than two centuries, the United States Constitution has remained the world 's oldest living constitution. As I read through the preamble, it takes me back inside the National Archives,where I was studying monumental landmarks and artifacts three years ago. There stood, the United States Constitution in a glass compartment, eloquently representing “We the People of the United States.” Through all their efforts the framers established a Constitutional Republic-- a new government granted power by its citizens. “The Constitution works successfully because it provides three branches of government, a system of checks and balances, and the amendment process.” America’s constitution persisted as the only one of its kind.

The founding father envisioned a country that can defend the Constitution. In order to defend and to protect the Constitution, we must understand its history and founding principles. Understanding this will tell us why the Constitution has endured for so long. Former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney has stated, “Our blueprint is the Constitution." Indeed, it is a blueprint outlining the government’s structure with the inclusion of articles and the amendments. The articles included three branches of government with a system of checks and balances. The first ten amendments are referred to as the Bill of Rights. It protects our basic liberties which- include: - freedom of press, speech, religion, -assembly and the freedom to petition. --People also have

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