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Constitution of the United States

The expression of liberties and rights is the main way in which the Constitution creates a balance between liberty and conflict. There will inevitably be conflict between individuals attempting to...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019, 3:31 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Constitution grants certain powers only to the federal government. These powers are called the enumerated powers. Some powers are granted only to the state governments. These are called the...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2015, 3:53 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The American two-party system has numerous advantages. When candidates are running for office, affiliation with a particular party provides voters with policy alternatives. The partisanship between...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019, 4:29 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Constitution of the United States may be an old document, but it's a living, breathing document that forms an essential part of American public life. First and foremost, the Constitution...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2021, 11:10 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The six foundational principles of the United States Constitution are generally held to be those of limited government, republicanism, federalism, a system of checks and balances, separation of...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2020, 1:38 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), there are six main points of the US Constitution, referred to as the “Six Big Ideas.” They include the following. Popular...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2020, 2:59 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

The Constitution strengthened the national government by giving the national government specific powers. With the Constitution, Congress now had the power to tax and to regulate interstate...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019, 1:34 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The Constitution as it stood was a controversial document. During the Constitutional Convention in...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019, 8:28 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Antifederalists disliked the new Constitution for several reasons. One concern of the Antifederalists was that the federal government would have too much power. They believed that the states...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2017, 3:29 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Seventh Amendment is important because it helps ensure fairness in our justice system. Specifically, the Seventh Amendment ensures the right to a trial by jury in civil court cases at the...

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

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

The Great Compromise also known as the Connecticut Compromise was an agreement brokered in 1787 to guide the representation that the states would have in both the lower and upper houses. This...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2015, 12:37 pm (UTC)

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In our Constitution, there is a supremacy clause. It states that the laws of the federal government take priority over the laws of the state governments. There was a reason for putting this clause...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2016, 3:35 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are called the Bill of Rights, and they were written by James Madison. The Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution to assuage the...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018, 4:47 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The key Founding Fathers, John Adams, James Monroe, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington believed it was necessary to write the constitution...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2016, 6:48 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution sets a very high bar for convicting an American for treason. Also, like many aspects of the Constitution, there is debate among Constitutional scholars...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2018, 4:39 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

The Constitution is still relevant today because it establishes the governmental framework for the United States. The Constitution allows for three branches of government of equal power. Article I...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019, 9:46 pm (UTC)

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In the Constitution, there are some powers that are granted only to the federal government. These powers are called the enumerated powers. There are some powers that are granted only to the state...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2016, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

The framers of the Constitution of the United States sought, through the establishment of a federal system of representative government, to ensure a central or federal government with enough power...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018, 1:00 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

While it was evident that the framers of the Constitution wished to endow Congress with much in way of powers, I think that there were some significant powers that checks and balances enabled the...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2012, 10:42 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The United States Constitution created a system of government that balanced power between the individual states and the federal (central) government. The Constitution also created three branches of...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019, 10:50 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Second Amendment of the Constitution states, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed....

Latest answer posted January 18, 2020, 3:35 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The U.S. Constitution reflects the United States of America at our founding, when there was no true model for such a document. The founders were not swayed by the organization of Britain or other...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2015, 9:39 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The 6th Amendment, as with all amendments to the Constitution, is a way of protecting individuals against the violation of their inalienable rights by those in positions of authority. It also shows...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2017, 10:50 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

This question seems most like an argumentative one with no definitive answer, so I will present to you both sides of the argument. One could certainly argue that the United States Constitution is...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2019, 11:54 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The Framers of the Constitution did not include any other qualifications for membership in Congress because they wanted American politics and government to be as open as possible. The Framers...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013, 12:38 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

The ideas and characteristics of the Constitution are largely derived from the Age of Enlightenment. Two important philosophers provided many of the ideas that made the Constitution unique from...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2015, 6:03 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

In the United States, the Constitution created a federal system of government. The federal system is a decentralized one. It divides the power of governance between a federal government and various...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2017, 8:55 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

Many of the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights, are designed to protect certain fundamental American rights. The First Amendment protects the right of...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2021, 6:27 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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 Constitution of the United States, as originally written, says very little about the role of the vice president. The words “vice president” are actually only used eight times in the entire...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2012, 12:56 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

The framers of the Constitution certainly placed limitations on the democratic process. While some of these limitations have been removed through the use of amendments, others remain in place to...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019, 4:56 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

At the heart of the anti-Federalists' case was a radical understanding of republican liberty. They believed that a republican system of government was best preserved and sustained in a relatively...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2017, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

One of the primary concerns of the framers was controlling the balance of power. This concern led to the creation of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. It also led to...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2015, 12:04 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

Debates over the structure and composition of the federal legislature led to the Great Compromise at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. When the delegates met and decided to get rid of the...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2019, 2:31 pm (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

Here are five such examples: In Article I, section 2, the Constitution states that representation is based on three-fifths of "all other persons," a phrase that referred to slaves. That meant that...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2017, 12:06 am (UTC)

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Constitution of the United States

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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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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Constitution of the United States

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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Constitution of the United States

The main reason for this is that so many of the voters of North Carolina were Anti-Federalists. They did not trust the Constitution at first because they felt that it would give the federal...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012, 9:29 am (UTC)

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