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11: The Uniqueness of the American Constitution
The Uniqueness of the American Constitution We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. This document, written more than 200 years ago is still the backbone that allows America to be an example of freedom and righteousness to the rest of the world.  Unlike any other government doctrine, the Constitution has remained an active governing force through the changes of American society.  It allows its citizens the basic freedom of human beings and does not infringe on one's individuality.  In its uniqueness, the ...
12: El Salvador
... documents were developed without public opinion. They had a short life span and some were composed primarily to provide a semi-legal basis for the extension of a president's term. The first El Salvadorian constitution was written in 1824. Another constitution in 1841, following the break-up of the unity of the Central American countries. An important feature in the 1841 constitution was that the president could only serve two years with no possibility of reelection. The latter feature directly contributed to President Gerardo Barrois to dispense with it in 1864 and extend his term by ...
13: The American Constitution
The basis of all law in the United States is the Constitution. This Constitution is a document written by "outcasts" of England. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws. It establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims ...
14: The Constitution
The Constitution The Constitution of the United States was written as a set of rules for this country. Many of the "rules" have helped the country stay in order, but a great many have been abused and taken out of context. Three provisions in the Constitution that are important to my individual rights and liberties are freedom of speech, freedom to vote, and that all people should be treated equally. These rights represent what is important to me and what ...
15: The Constitution in the 1850's: Unity or Discord
The Constitution in the 1850's: Unity or Discord The Constitution is the basic law of the United States. It was drafted by the Constitutional Convention of May 25 through September 17, 1787. Before the Constitution, there were the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation had many limitations. The Articles of Confederation were just not working at this time. Therefore, the Constitution Convention came up with the Constitution, America ...
16: Comparing The Us Constitution
... century Americans, they had just managed to overthrow what was viewed as a tyrannical government and hoped to form a new nation free of the injustices of the previous rule. Both countries wrote a new constitution as well as a declaration of rights to facilitate this, but their respective documents had vast differences. These disparities stemmed from differences in the ideologies of the new governments. The primary objectives of the Russian Declaration of Rights of the Working and Exploited People and the later constitution were the “abolition of all exploitation of man by man, complete elimination of the division of society into classes, merciless suppression of the exploiters, socialist organization of society, and victory of socialism in all countries.” Americans wanted equality of opportunity and personal freedom instead of the social equality desired by the Russians. The American constitution and Bill of Rights were created to protect personal liberties and individual freedom while the Russians were more concerned with the welfare and equality of the population as a whole. This difference is partially ...
17: The Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan
... on Education signaled the rise of nationalistic elements in Japan. The Imperial Rescript on Education was the culmination of this whole movement to the right. The Rescript emphasized loyalty and filial piety, respect for the constitution and readiness to serve the government. It also exalted the Emperor as the coeval between heaven and earth.Footnote22 The Constitution of 1889 like the changes in the education system helped strengthen reverence for the Imperial Institution. The 1889 constitution was really the second document of its kind passed in Japan the first being the Imperial Oath of 1868 in which the Emperor laid out the structure and who was to head the new ...
18: The Nation’s Sectional Discord And The Unity Within The Nation
The Nation’s Sectional Discord And The Unity Within The Nation When the Constitution of the United States was first created in 1787, its purpose was to unify our country. However, by 1850, the United States had become ‘source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the ... failure of the union it had created.’ What happened during the 63 years after it was first established to ‘contribute to the failure of the union it had created?’ One must look at what the Constitution promoted to make the country unified and what it did to make it disunified. Compromises such as 3/5, the Missouri, and the tariff of 1850 all helped to unify and shape our country. However ... our country though it was a slave state. The gold rush and the influx of about 10,000 settlers into California created the need for law and order in the West. In 1849, Californians a constitution for their new state- a constitution that banned slavery. Even though President Taylor was a slaveholder himself, he supported the immediate admission of both California and New Mexico, as free states. Some southerner extremists ...
19: The-sort-of-economic Constitut
The Sort-Of-Economic Constitution The Constitution was written to provide the thirteen colonies with universal rules, laws, and regulations on all concerning issues. Many subjects were discussed; distributions of power locally and nationally, enforcement of the terms of the distribution, taxation, and commerce. Throughout the writing of the Constitution, issues that concerned the economy, such as taxation and economic powers, were uncovered, but in the end, a central theme became clear. The Constitution was written to control the rights of power and the ...
20: The Writing of the Constitution
The Writing of the Constitution A constitution is the legal structure of our political system, establishing governmental bodies , determining how their members are selected , and prescribing the rules by which they make their decisions . The nation's founders , fifty-five men , met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to write a new constitution and to form a new government. George Washington was elected chairman of the convention.The founders were all very well-educated. Over half the delegates had collage degrees, which was rare in the North ...

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