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  • The United States Constitution And The Constitution

    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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  • The Constitution And The Constitution Of The United States Constitution

    The Constitution established national government, fundamental laws and basic citizen’s rights. James Madison wrote the United States Constitution. On September 17, 1787 the Constitution was signed at the Constitutional convention in Virginia. It was ratified on June 21, 1788. The constitution has seven articles and twenty seven amendments. The Preamble explains the purpose of the document as well as the government. It’s divided into seven articles that explain the powers that the government has…

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  • United States Constitution In 1787: Ratification Of The Constitution

    James Alex Plunk Government 20 Rossum In support of the newly proposed United States Constitution in 1787, three influential political theorists composed and published a series of essays, referred to as the Federalist Papers, in an effort to influence the vote in favor of ratification. The authors of the Federalist Papers were John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. The essays are held in high regards for their insightful and detailed arguments on the justification of the Constitution.…

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  • 27 Amendments: The United States Constitution

    The United States Constitution consists of 27 amendments. Each amendment was written for a specific purpose. The three amendments that I believe are very important to the United States Constitution include the 8th amendment, the 4th amendment and the 13th amendment. These three amendments help to protect the rights of American citizens and make sure that all rights are equal. The 8th amendment prohibits excessive fines and bail, and prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. The 4th amendment…

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  • The United States Constitution

    the Philadelphia convention, the United States Constitution serves as the foundation for the country through a set of guidelines authored by the founding fathers. It has paved a pathway for the United States although it was written in a period in which ideology was significantly different from what is seen in our contemporary society. The Constitution has a large role as it provides three main purposes for the country. When it was composed it was written to provide a stronger federal government…

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  • The Haudenosaunee Constitution: The Creation Of The United States Constitution

    It has long been taught that the first constitution and idea of a representative government first came into existence with the creation of the United States’ constitution. However, six hundred years prior to that creation, a group of native tribes came together and forged the America’s true first constitution. Through this creation, a powerful nation, known as the Haudenosaunee, or known as to Europeans the Iroquois Nation, became an important part in the shaping of the Americas. The creation of…

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  • The Reflection Of The Constitution In The United States Constitution

    The United States Constitution is perhaps the most influential document in all of American history. The Constitution has various functions which serve to protect the citizens of the United States from tyranny and deprivation of the natural rights for which the patriots of the Revolutionary War fought so arduously to achieve. It introduces the separation of powers which divides the government into three branches. Each branch is provided with a set of checks and balances which help to prevent the…

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  • The Articles Of Confederation And The Constitution Of The United States

    Ratified in March of 1781, the Articles of Confederation provided the United States of America with its first form of government. The Articles called for a loose confederation where each state continued to have its independence along with individual rights and powers. The Articles were less powerful than the state constitutions and were designed to be reactive, causing the national government to be significantly less powerful. After seeing the severe flaws the Articles contained, delegates…

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  • Tyranny In The United States Constitution

    Tyranny. It was what the colonists of America were escaping when they left Britain. A tyrannical government is infamous for completely revoking the rights of the people. This is why the Framers wrote the Constitution. They did everything possible to create a government that would protect the people’s rights. For example, James Madison, famously known as the author of the Constitution, wrote about topics such as federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, and other subjects in his…

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  • The Importance Of The Constitution In The United States

    Confederation, but instead rewrote the entire constitution. They defined the responsibilities of each branch of the federal government, and assumed that Congress would fill in any holes within the constitution as they arose by proposing amendments (Lessig, 2014). According to Thomas Jefferson, “No society can make a perpetual constitution” (Lessig, 2014). However, in the 228 years of the Constitution’s existence there have only been 27 amendments, the first 12 occurring within the first 15…

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