The Constitution of America, the foundation of all justice and freedom in America. The Constitution was written to prevent tyranny, which was the reason of revolution. The Constitution guards against tyranny in three ways.
Madison explains the extending sphere of activity of the legislative branch, and how no branch in particular will be powerful, because such a system would be tyrannous.
We have seen many changes take place over the years, changing economy, social adjustments, in directions that one couldn’t have predicted when the Constitution was written. Nor is it accurate to imagine that a burdensome revision procedure would help in keeping up with the ever changing transformations that have taken place in our country over the years.
Line of Inquiry: This text set intends to reenact the United States Constitution with specific language, used by the signers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin about the sacrifices and actual drama it took to start of our nation’s governmental system.. A quote from author Lynne Cheney’s book We the People, The story of our Constitution, “At length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting sun” (p.28), will help to guide students understanding with close readings from the Constitution. Moreover, the first three words, in the Constitution “We the people.” is the greatest phrase from this founding document which allows students to better appreciate the history and premise of what
The Constitution—the foundation of the American government—has been quintessential for the lives of the American people for over 200 years. Without this document America today would not have basic human rights, such as those stated in the Bill of Rights, which includes freedom of speech and religion. To some, the Constitution was an embodiment of the American Revolution, yet others believe that it was a betrayal of the Revolution. I personally believe that the Constitution did betray the Revolution because it did not live up to the ideals of the Revolution, and the views of the Anti-Federalists most closely embodied the “Spirit of ‘76.”
The Constitution of the united states of America means to me my rights as an American citizen. The constitution makes me feel safe from the government because it protects my rights. It lets me know the government power over the people, and the laws they can make and the laws they can not make. The Constitution ensures my freedom as an American. It is a very important document for the United States of American for the president to follow. The Constitution is rules for the president and all of the United States politicians to govern by. In the constitution the first part is called the preamble. It states “ we the people in order to form a more perfect union. established justice ensure domestic tranquility. Provide for the common defense ,promote the general welfare and secure the blessings to ourselves and our posterity. Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”When it says establish justice ensure domestic tranquility, it means it will ensure justice for people, and ensure domestic tranquillity means to keep the peace in America. This part of the preamble is important to me because it keeps peace between people who have different looks on things and with different backgrounds. In the preamble it also stated “secure the blessing to ourselves and are posterity”. That means it saves our blessings of our hard earned rights and keeps us free and from a tyranny government. This part in the Constitution means to me that the government can not turn into a dictatorship under the Constitution.
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. For this document to be ratified and take effect, however, first there had to be the Great Compromise, a system of checks and balances, and even a way to change the Constitution so that as the society it governed evolved, it could as well.
Established on September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed rights for its citizens. The Constitution also represents the value and principles of democracy and republicanism that the United States of American stands by. This means that the Constitution regards to the American citizen as something that is held to deserve meaning the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. It also means its citizens come first in order of importance. The Constitution represents the value and principles of democracy and republicanism by stressing liberty and inalienable rights as central values, making the people as a whole sovereign, rejecting inherited political power, expecting citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and vilifies corruption. It also represents the control of an organization or group by the majority of its members.
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“Let our government be like that of the solar system. Let the general government be like the sun and the states the planets, repelled yet attracted, and the whole moving regularly and harmoniously in several orbits.” said John Dickinson, a Delaware Delegate in 1787 (constitutionfacts.com). The United States has a government that, for the most part, flows smoothly. However, our governing documents have not always been so harmonious. The Articles of Confederation, created and ratified in 1781 during the Revolutionary War, was the first basis for the United States of America’s central government. This was a shaky set of laws, yet it evolved into The Constitution of the United States of America. Though The Constitution was created from the Articles of Confederation, there were many differences. Three of these are differences in powers, in purposes, and in effects.
The question of why Americans supported or feared the Constitution of 1787 is imperative for it provides further insight into the founding of the United States. The young republic of America had several reasons to strongly support or fear the Constitution of 1787. To many, it would provide stability, but to others, it would take away their individual rights. Those who supported the Constitution (generally the Federalists) felt it was enough—no need for a Bill of Rights. Those who feared the Constitution (generally the Antifederalists) demanded a Bill of Rights to protect citizens. These were key differences in the impact both the Federalists and Antifederalists had on the final document. Whether or not one supported the constitution or feared
The United States-- a country of economic strength, freedom, and an endless sea of opportunity promises all of its citizens the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and happiness. This promise coupled with the hope of a brighter future attracted those from all walks of life. It also appealed to those who suffered political and religious persecution ; overall its divided branches of governing gave off the illusion of a fair and just political policy. Thus, when hit with the slightest of problems, the public was quick to turn to the government for a solution.
“Nothing is more certain than the indispensable necessity of government, and it is equally undeniable, that whenever and however it is instituted, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers.” ( Federalists No. 2). As a fairly new country we are quick to abolish beliefs and ideals we create; the Articles of confederation has spawned a weak and tenderfoot government. As a lawyer with a beautiful family living in Pennsylvania, the governmental system at this moment is not granted the strength needed to refine, direct, and protect our rights and liberties. The weakness of the Articles of Confederation are showcased through: the lack of power to tax or regulate trade, an army to enforce rules,
Since the times when horses and buggies filled the streets to now, where we have created cars that run on renewable energy, our Constitution has stood strong. Since the times of our Founding Fathers the Constitution has worked to stabilize our government, so why is there a need to change it? It includes all of our basic freedoms, and gives us a
On September 17th, 1787, a new nation was signed into existence: a nation built upon the promise of liberty, and the fear of authoritarian power. The framer’s of this nation put great care into their plan to limit the executive authority, out of apprehension that this new nation would return to the monarchy that they had just escaped. The United States of America was a nation with high hopes, and with no knowledge of the greatness it would emit, nor of the hardships it would endure. The constitution that the United States Framers created was obsolete by the turn of the 19th century, and had to be consistently amended to contend with the changing times. More than anything else in the government, the role of the executive authority in the United