The Constitution of the United States The United States Constitution is the law of the United States. It is the foundation of this country and the most important document in its history. It provides the guidelines for the government and citizens of the United States. The Constitution will unquestionably continue to carry us into the 22nd century, just as it has for over two hundred years. The principles of the Constitution remain strong to this day, especially with respect to our government and to the Bill of Rights. To terminate the Constitution will essentially serve to undo two hundred years of history. If anything were to be changed about the Constitution, it would be the expansion of its principles, such as the growth of
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Hillary Clinton, a female senator, was a candidate for the Presidency just this past year. This was the first time in history in which a situation like this occurred. Subsequently, one of the Presidential candidates, John McCain, announced that his running mate for Vice President would be a woman, Sarah Palin. Yet again, this was a first time situation. These situations were all able to occur because nearly one hundred years ago women fought for their rights and 19th Amendment succeeded in being passed.
Women’s suffrage was not the only amendment that caused change and impacted today’s society. The 1st Amendment, passed in 1791, caused a great deal of change over the years. The 1st Amendment provided for the freedom of religion, press, to petition, and to assemble. Individuals from this point on would be able to freely exercise their beliefs through a variety of mediums. There were and now are more avenues available for individuals to get their word across. There are newspapers, magazines, billboards, and web pages where people are expressing their opinions every day. This all started when the 1st Amendment was passed, with the spreading of newspapers. The ways individuals express their freedom has expanded even further with the advent of the World Wide Web. The freedoms provided in the 1st Amendment allowed for advances in society to progress and