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    The Five Principles Our constitution was written to ensure the freedom and liberty of the United States, while also monitoring the actions of power and the people. Throughout this historical document, there are five major principles embedded; popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism. These five concepts are what indirectly encompass the foundation of the United States and its government.…

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    Constitution Compromise

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    The U.S. Constitution: An Exercise in Compromise On March 16, 1849, prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote a scathing North Star article on the racist nature of the Constitution, claiming that it represented the clever efforts of slave owners determined to maintain the strength of their peculiar institution, “we hold [the Constitution] to be a most cunningly-devised and wicked compact, demanding the most constant and earnest efforts of the friends of righteous freedom for its complete…

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    George Washington once said, “The Constitution is a guide I will never abandon.” Though Washington was thoroughly committed to the Federalist party and probably was obligated to stand behind those words, The Constitution of 1787 must have been a greatly substantial document if one of the most famous historical figures of America prided himself in following it. However, if you remember anything from your ninth grade Civics class, you would know that The Constitution was not the first form a…

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    Ambiguity Of Constitution

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    The Constitution is a bit of an anomaly in the world. It is a document that was created nearly 228 years ago, but remains the most important piece of paper in the government of one of the largest countries and in society. Fundamentally, it has a very straightforward purpose, to protect the people of the United States and create a system of government that would survive and work well for years to come. Unfortunately, the circumstances surrounding the Constitution are nowhere near so easily…

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    The Preamble to the Constitution was written on May 25,1787. After two hundred and twenty nine years later it is still being used in the United States. The Preamble was a great way to start the Constitution. It states the main points it will talk about. Lastly, it addresses to whom it is directed to. The first reason it’s important is because it talks about how to create a better government. In the colonial times they didn’t have a well functioning government. The british king taxed without…

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    The Canadian Constitution sets out the basic principles of the democratic government in Canada, and protects citizens. Within the constitution is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter is what sets out these rights and freedoms in the free democratic society. The Canadian Constitution is an appropriate blueprint for the structure of Canada, proving that it protects us from the government, each other, and provides basic human rights. If one were to think of the Constitution as a design…

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    If we didn’t have a constitution our world would be careless. The constitution is a big part of America and still functions today with our government. We have governments today that help carry the force to people with the rules of what the constitution states. Some people may say they don’t need to follow the rules, but truth is everybody should because we could end up with a very bad penalty. According to the video, the federal government used the laws of the constitution to protect people’s…

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    Constitution Flaws

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    “If men were angels, there would be no need of government.” -James Madison. Unfortunately, because men are not perfect and rather flawed, our country has government, and more specifically, our Constitution. Americans have abided by the Constitution for over 200 years, and if not for the great thought, time, and compromise that the founders put into this document, America might not have been the same. When America arose as a new country, we first had the Articles of Confederation. However, these…

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    The purpose of the constitution is a set of rules that creates a safe environment that will help people to not discriminate against other people and to treat people fairly. In this assignment, we are going to look at the different functions of the constitution. The first function we are going to look at is empowering states. The constitution limits government power. Every nation in the world cannot exist without a constitution. This means that the constitution needs a formal jurisdiction and…

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    I think the Constitution should be flexible and that the United States Supreme Court should have the power to change laws that no longer reflect societal norms and that are deemed unconstitutional. The flexibility in the constitution allows the government to adapt to changing needs of the society in the future. Many people like James Madison believe that the Constitution should not be altered or fixed but rather followed the same way it was written. On the other hand, many Americans like Thomas…

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