Essay On Ratification Of Constitution

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All throughout history the largest and most successful nations, empires, and dynasties have thrived due to one main point: their foundation. Just as the Romans had their own constitution as a basis for the moral code of laws and infrastructure based on one document, the United States has their very own constitution. Consisting of a total of 27 amendments, 10 original and 17 later added, America has relied on this document and its various functions as a basis for running and maintaining the country for years on end. The constitution acts in the way of a parent or parents to a young child. The child appreciates and sees what his or her guardians does for them, but does not truly realize how each aspect of their daily lives is heavily influenced…show more content…
The 26th Amendment comes into focus as it greatly changed the nation. During the 1960’s when The United States were at war with Vietnam and communism, a draft was ordered in order to replenish the dwindling supply of American soldiers. Once eighteen years old, all men and women were eligible for the draft, despite still not being able to vote for government officials. Youth voting quickly gained many backers, and despite being favored by nearly all people, it was still viewed by then president Richard Nixon. Over time the government began to truly see the value of this ratification of this amendment to the Constitution. The Constitution, although the complete backbone of our nation, is not quite as perfect as we may believe, just as we may view our parents as invincible and yet they do fail at times. Learning from mistakes is what makes a parent the perfect guardian for a child, just as the Constitution learning from its mistakes makes it the perfect backbone of our nation. The ability to ratify and add onto the document becomes crucial as we maintain arguably the strongest central government in the world. The United States has taken pride itself for years due to its guaranteeing of the most basic human rights to all people, including criminals. For someone born and raised in the United States this may seem normal and not one bit out of
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