Constitution Questions and Answers

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As pohnpei397 stated, the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends many due process protections to people involved with the US legal system. I will provide some more detail on the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 2:43 pm UTC

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There are similarities and differences between the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the Confederate States of America. One similarity is that there were three branches of government in...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2017 5:14 pm UTC

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The Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights (the first ten Amendments). The Bill of Rights was added to the original Constitution to protect individual liberties from...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2019 5:29 pm UTC

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The Constitution succeeded where the Articles failed in its rebalance of power between the federal government and the states. The states had too much power under the articles making the very...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2011 6:09 pm UTC

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The Seventh Amendment is important because it protects us from having our rights abused by the government. It ensures that the government cannot simply "railroad" us into prison on flimsy charges....

Latest answer posted September 30, 2011 1:50 pm UTC

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The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will always be linked to the Constitution of the United States because of the fact that the former served as a model for the latter. John Adams...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2020 11:01 pm UTC

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The First Amendment is very important to the Constitution of the United States of America. After the Constitution was written, it had to be ratified. One concern that some people had was that the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2017 12:50 am UTC

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I think that you can use the web to help you in order to come up with different ways to memorize the amendments. For example, the first amendment can be remembered with the acronym, "SPRAP."...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2011 9:29 am UTC

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This is the question with which the judicial branch struggles the most. Seeing that the judicial branch's primary responsibility is to interpret the Constitution, understanding what the framers...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2011 9:23 am UTC

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Article I of the U.S. Constitution outlines the powers of the Legislative Branch, otherwise known as the peoples' branch. It stipulates what the Congress can and cannot do. However, with regard...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2009 12:35 pm UTC

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On June 15, 1215, a disgruntled group of landed barons achieved a great if very short-lived victory over the reigning monarch of the time, King John. That victory was the king’s consent to a...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2015 4:11 am UTC

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I think that the framers envisioned democracy, but also provided a bit of a twist to it. The primary causation for the Constitutional Convention where the Constitution was drafted in light of the...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2010 9:48 am UTC

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The debate over the precise meaning of "We, the People" has raged ever since the Constitution was first ratified. Right from the outset, it was clear that not all Americans—such as women and...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2019 7:53 am UTC

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The primary argument that the Federalists could use was that the Articles of Confederation were unworkable when it came to keeping the United States solvent. This was apparent with Shay's Rebellion...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 3:30 am UTC

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The most blatant contradiction in the US Constitution involves prohibition of alcohol. In 1918, following the aftermath of World War I, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, which outlawed the...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 2:40 am UTC

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Having two houses of legislature, peopled by legislators of different stature (as originally framed), insured that two perspectives were applied to any piece of legislation. The practical end...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2011 10:23 am UTC

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If you study the history of constitutional amendments, you might notice that change to the document tends to come in waves. There were three amendments after the Civil War in the 1860's (13th,...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2010 8:41 am UTC

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The Constitution of the United States acts as the rule of law and is the foundation of the American Government system. It outlines three branches of government -- Legislative, Executive, and...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 6:35 am UTC

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The Constitution of the Confederate States was adopted in 1861 and was the law of the Confederacy from 1862 until the end of the Civil War in 1865. It was in many respects similar to the US...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2017 12:14 pm UTC

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If a person is guilty of a crime, or is under some type of investigation, their rights to privacy are eliminated. Their computers, bank statements, medical records and everything personal with...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2011 9:06 am UTC

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The Bill of Rights consists of the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. These amendments were introduced as a way to placate people (most of them antifederalists) who were...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2011 12:48 pm UTC

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As the founding document of the United States, the Constitution explicitly separated and limited the powers of government. The structure it defined for the government was based on Enlightenment...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2009 2:58 pm UTC

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The powers reserved for the federal government are called the "enumerated powers." These powers include the right to coin money, regulate interstate commerce, and sign treaties. The members of the...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 1:13 am UTC

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I think people confuse the fact that some of the country's earlier settlers arrived here so they could practice their own brand of Christianity with the ideas and intentions of the Founding...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012 9:03 pm UTC

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These are some potent questions. Before I go ahead and address them, I think you might want to check out the sites below because they are very good Constitutional review websites. Questions like...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2009 4:29 am UTC

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With Czars appointed and by-passes of Congress, the US Constitution is being ignored. If the U.S. Constitution is no longer relevant, then these actions by those in power and any others can be...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2012 1:22 am UTC

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Absolutely, a commander-in-chief who has never served in uniform can and should lead from the Oval Office. First, the Founding Fathers, in drafting the United States Constitution, placed...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2013 1:05 am UTC

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James Madison once said 'if men were angels there would be no need for government'. Madison understood that not every person was angelic, therefore a government was a necessary reality for...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2010 5:56 pm UTC

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The primary and most fundamental responsibilities of the President is to serve as Commander and Chief of armed forces. The military is under the civilian control, which means that the President is...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2011 9:05 pm UTC

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The Necessary and Proper Clause is the final item in the list of the powers given to Congress by the Constitution in Article I, Section 8. The previous items in the list are all very specific...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 8:45 am UTC

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Concurrent powers are those powers which are given both to the national government and to the state governments. These can be exercised separately by the two levels of government. Two important...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2011 3:40 am UTC

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There are only a very few requirements with regard to who can become president of the United States. The link below shows a copy of the relevant passages. 1. A person must be at least 35 years of...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2009 3:06 am UTC

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It is not entirely surprising to see the Iroquois Constitution having some relevance to the United States' vision. Some of the initial framers of the American document of securing the nation were...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2011 7:24 pm UTC

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The reason that the United States Constitution is referred to as a living document is because the Founders designed the document to remain relevant for future generations. The best examples to...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2010 10:41 pm UTC

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Sometimes, a president will veto a bill because of the (often) massive amounts of "pork" attached to it. "Pork" is something that is unrelated to the bill itself but because it appears on the...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2011 1:30 am UTC

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You will need to create an amendment that you would like to see, or choose a part of the Constitution you would like to see amended. Two that have been discussed in recent years, albeit mostly by...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010 5:14 am UTC

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The constitution prevents corrupt politicians from making laws that only benefit them, but only to a certain extent. Consider California, fighting over redistricting rules that would cause...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012 12:35 pm UTC

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Let me address the basic fairness argument first. It seems to me that the basic fairness argument cuts both ways, doesn't it? Is it not fair for those who make more money to shoulder a greater...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2009 3:44 pm UTC

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From the most symbolic of stances, the effect of the amendments of the Bill of Rights on American society is to provide a sense of purpose and focus to citizenship and governmental rule. The first...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2011 2:47 pm UTC

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A number of topics were sort of left unaddressed, or at least poorly addressed. Perhaps the most fundamental of these was the issue of the interpretation of the Constitution. The Constitution...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2011 1:06 pm UTC

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The Fourth Amendment is very important because it protects us from unresonable intrusions by the government. It protects us from the prospect of a police state in which the government is free to...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2011 1:47 pm UTC

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The invasion of privacy in a public restroom goes beyond simply peeking into stalls; there are many people who use restrooms for their intended purpose and nothing more. For law enforcement to be...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 11:09 am UTC

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In the United States, according to the Constitution, there are several steps in a bill becoming a law. These are extensions to the principles and ideas that are found within the Constitution. A...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2011 7:09 pm UTC

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Although the Indian Constitution does not explicitly define the term underprivileged or minority groups, it applies the numerical test to determine people falling under the category in different...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2017 9:45 am UTC

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The words "slavery" and "slave" do not appear anywhere in the Constitution. However, the Constitution did have three provisions that were directly related to slavery. These all simply assumed...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2011 11:58 am UTC

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The best answer for this is to say that the Framers used a federal system of government to solve their problems. The government was also democratic, but that was not the aspect of it that solved...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2011 8:03 am UTC

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The reason for this is that many of the provisions of the Constitution are much more conservative and less radical than the principles of the Revolution, as seen in documents like the Declaration...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 5:40 am UTC

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The authorship of the work in question was a secret at the time. Historical scholarship reveals that work originally entitled The Federalist was the combined effort of James Madison, John Jay, and...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2011 3:30 pm UTC

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I do believe that the Constitution should be seen in this way because the Constitution is a document that was written in 1787 and yet has to be applied to the world of 2011. These worlds are so...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011 2:03 pm UTC

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Patents and copyrights are mentioned in the United States Constitution in Article I, Section 8, Clause 8. The Framers of the Constitution felt that it was very important to protect intellectual...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2011 6:05 am UTC

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