‘The Constitution reflects the time when it was written in a number of ways. Generally, these aspects of the Constitution show us how people at time were worried about different issues than we are today and that they had different sensibilities than we have. The authors of the constitution seemed to agree that no one wanted another monarch, but they had little idea how the government would actually make it without a king or an aristocrat. The constitution is called a "living document", meaning that it changes as the country changes. Through a system of checks and balances, amendments and Supreme Court rulings, the constitution has not been carved in stone, as it has been in time and in the environment.
The first article of the Constitution says "ALL legislative powers...shall be vested in a Congress." The second article then reads "the executive power...in a President." The third article gives the "judicial power of the United States in one Supreme Court" and "in such inferior Courts as the Congress...may establish."
The Presentment Clause, which is in the Constitution, outlines how a bill can become a law. This clause is extremely important in two ways to signing statements. First, the president can inform Congress that the bill has to be altered in a specific way. Second, vetoing and defining one’s view are two different arguments. This is especially important if the president’s interpretation of the bill causes him to view the bill as unconstitutional. However, if the rest of the bill is necessary and constitutional, it should be implemented. John Elwood, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, wrote a statement that clarified the Constitutionality of the statements. While the critics say that it is unconstitutional due to the fact that it is changing
Marbury v Madison The case of Marbury v. Madison will always be considered one of the most important cases ever decide by the Supreme Court. The Court’s ruling has been discussed and examined by many law scholars throughout the world. This essay summarizes the case and explains the implications of it regarding the powers of the Judicial Branch.
US Constitution Longevity The United States Constitution is not just a document. It is an omnipresent artifact of the past and ongoing history for the nation it governs. Passionate arguments were abundant during the drafting of the document on what it should entail and what should be left to interpretation. The Constitution not only served to appease many people at the time of its ratification, but it stays standing as a thriving and dependable document capable of change to serve the people as they see fit.
“The constitution started around 230 years ago(Dowser)”. “The United States constitution has been amended 27 times in its history(Dowser)”. These are some comments made by participants of the constitution. The constitution is extremely important the United States. John adams was said to have referred to it as “the greatest single effort to national deliberation that the world has ever seen(Dowser)”.
Since the establishment of the United States Supreme Court in 1789 the role and function of the court has varied depending on the need of the country. There are several different schools of thought when it comes to the purpose and the function that the Supreme Court should take, ranging from strictly ruling on constitutional matters up to weighing in on national policy cases. To evaluate what role the court actually takes, one must examine both the institutional function as well as the political function. Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist No. 78 has been considered one of the most influential pieces of work in the field, as it lays the ground work of what he believed was the role of the court.
A huge part of our nation’s rights and power are mostly expressed in the constitution created by our Founding Fathers. The constitution is a core aspect of the government because it has built foundations for our citizens and nation’s leaders to follow. The constitutions consist of amendments such as the bill of rights which includes the first ten amendments. Since the constitution is such an important factor of our government today, it is important to have a secure and difficult amendment process to be sure that each amendment has a purpose and help establish a stable government. The amendment process involves having both the houses of Congress and the states vote.
There are two types of different constitutions, loose and strict. Personally, I prefer to have a loose constitution. The first stated constitution is called a strict constitution. A strict constitution is meant to be taken word for word. There is no mediating between two different points, if the constitution doesn’t say you can do it, DON’T!
In very rare instances, the Constitution changes with the adding of amendments. Although this action is only done rarely it does still occur in our government today regardless of the rarity. This sort of action is so rare because the amount of people that must deem this proposed action to become a part of the Constitution of the United States. Congressmen on occasion do produce amendments on which they surmise vital enough to add. Proposed amendments seldom have the opportunity to be added and officially become amendments.