The United States Constitution And The Constitution Essay

1553 Words May 7th, 2015 7 Pages
The United States decided that they needed a stronger document to live by. Originally, the United States followed The Articles of Confederation, which was very weak. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, delegates from each state voted for the stronger document, the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Constitution established laws, the national government, and guaranteed certain rights for each and every U.S. citizen. The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The United States Constitution was based on a bicameral legislature. Each delegate agreed on three branches called the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive. Also, the Constitution would have a checks and balance system and Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments. To this day, the United States Constitution is still in use. It has a preamble, seven articles, signatories pages, a Bill of Rights, and twenty-seven amendments. The first part of the United States Constitution is the preamble. The preamble is the introduction to the Constitution. The preamble to the Constitution is very important. It outlines the goals and ideas of the Framers. The preamble reads, "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." The first Article of the…

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