7 Amendments Of The Us Constitution

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The United States Constitution came about in the 1700s when the thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain. Declaring their independence in 1776, the colonies had to quickly establish a strong framework for the United States. The creation of the Articles of Confederation established the framework for the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation was the original constitution that was thought-up and written by the thirteen colonies. After this document failed to work, the United States Constitution was created in 1787. The Constitution is composed of the Preamble, seven articles, and twenty-seven amendments. The Preamble explains why our Founding Fathers made our government republic. The Preamble also explains why the Constitution …show more content…

The seven articles of the Constitution are the foundation for how the United States government is organized. The seven articles talk about the duties of the three main parts of the United States government: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The Articles of the Constitution also explain how the federal government interacts with the citizens, states, and people of the country. The twenty-seven amendments change the constitution, either adding new rules or changing old ones. In the United States Constitution, the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, essentially prevented the new federal government from usurping the basic rights that the country was founded to …show more content…

At the age of 18, one has new rights associated with being independent. One also has new responsibilities and are held personally accountable for their actions. The new rights that come along with being 18 lead into the topic of the 26th amendment. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age. Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation (U.S. Const., Amend. 26). When turning 18, one will be able to vote in state, local and federal elections. However, the voting age was once 21, not 18. The move to lower the voting age was the final barrier on voting rights. This barrier was rectified by an amendment to the Constitution called the 26th

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