Essay about The United States Constitution

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The United States Constitution was established on September 17th, 1787. It currently stands as one of the most influential documents in American history. One of its most powerful aspects are the laws of the land that have been created to form structure and equality. These rules and commandments are what shape national government and give a basis for political hearings. If any of these amendments were to be taken out and/or replaced, then it would change the whole makeup of government and freedom.
One of the twenty seven amendments that I would appeal and possibly change is amendment VI. It states that the accused “enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial” and “to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense” (Amendment VI). While that is merely a small quote of the amendment, it is still a good summarization of what it is implying. This bill was created because the Founding Fathers wanted to protect the basic rights of the accused. Before this amendment was put in place, the accused underwent a process of unfair methods of prosecution and investigations. If this protection from cruel and unusual punishment was to be repealed, the accused would be placed in the same situation they were before. Judges and rulings would be corrupt, hearings could easily be disrupted and tampered with and the accused would never be provided an equal trial. Similar to the domino theory, after a political event occurs it…

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