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  • State Constitutions And Laws
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    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 of the government and the methods of achieving them. The Constitution was written to organize a strong national government for the...
  • White Wealthy People Benefit Ted
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    After gaining independence from Britain, America's main concern was on being successful in running their government. They believed that their central government must be kept weak in order to prevent the rise of tyranny. Because their strong belief of a weak central government, many restrictions and regulations were set on these government. The nations first effort at republican government was The Articles of Confederation. It brought the opportunity for each state to preserve their individual so...
  • Major Step Towards A Constitutional Government System
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    Constitutional Movements During the Ottoman Period Constitutional movements during the Ottoman period commenced towards the end of the 18th century. During the period of the 1789-1808, Sultan Selim the Third envisaged the formation of an advisory assembly, called the Mec lis-i Meshveret, within the context of the New System (called the Nizam-i Cedi d) that he wanted to have set up, which is seen as a major step towards a constitutional government system. The "Send-i Ittifak", or Charter of Allia...
  • Number Of Provisions Within The Constitution
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    "While the authors of the United States Constitution are frequently portrayed as noble and idealistic statesmen who drafted a document based upon their conception of good government, reality is that the constitution reflects the politics of the drafting and ratification process. Unfortunately, the result is a document that is designed to produce an ineffective government, rather than a government that can respond to issues in a timely fashion". In support of this conclusion, the issues of slaver...
  • Use Of Amendments The Bill Of Rights
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    Through out the history of the United State of America many events have been seen and passed, all to leave their mark with our nation. As time ages people change along with our government. Many of these changes occur in our government affect our daily lives. Impacts of these severities are a direct result of our ever changing Amendments, which our Founding Fathers layed a pon us. The Constitution said by many to have 'stood the test of time' has lasted through many centuries through the use of t...
  • Anti Federalist
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    Most Americans were very suspicious of government, but the Anti-Federalist was really mistrustful of the government in general and strong national government. This mistrust was the basis of their opposition to the constitution. They feared it had created a government the people could not control. Many distinguished Americans were Anti-Federalists. Leaders included George Mason and Elbridge Gerry. Both attended the Philadelphia Convention but had refused to sign the constitution. The Anti-Federal...
  • Members Of The Revolutionary Command Council
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    Comparing Iraq's Constitution with the U.S. Even though the countries of Iraq and the United States have much friction between each other it is very surprising how much the constitutions of both nations are alike. James Madison became the main writer of the United States Constitution, which was adopted in 1789. The 13 states ratified the constitution, making it the basis of the Government of the United States. In 1990 the Iraqi government adopted their constitution. The Revolutionary Council wro...
  • Threat To National Security
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    Richard Nixon and the Notion of Presidential Power " Actions which otherwise would be unconstitutional, could become lawful if undertaken for the purpose of preserving the Constitution and the Nation. ' The idea that certain actions are not illegal if used to preserve the best interests of a nation has drawn sharp criticism from the time of Lincoln through today. Presidents of the United States do take a solemn oath in which they promise to. ".. preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of ...
  • Struggle For Ratification Of The Constitution
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    On September 28, 1787, after three days of bitter debate, the Confederation Congress sent the Constitution to the states with neither an endorsement nor a condemnation. This action, a compromise engineered by Federalist members, disposed of the argument that the convention had exceeded its mandate; in the tacit opinion of Congress, the Constitution was validly before the people. The state legislatures' decisions to hold ratifying conventions confirmed the Constitution's legitimacy. The ratificat...
  • Debt At A National And State Level
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    You are back in the year 1798, the government has just passed a law saying what ever they do and create it will be the standard. You have no say or any comment on it, because frankly they just don't care. You are now placed back in the year 2001, would it be possible to apply a law of such magnitude to our society today? I don't think so. Our country is based upon individual rights, we are allowed to say what we feel, and do what we want. It is what has shaped our country into what it is today. ...
  • Part Of The Population In Southern States
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    The Constitution of the United States was fundamentally sound although in need of a few adjustments. It provided stability and union, a strong central government and only needed a few adjustments, one being the rights of free blacks. The Articles of confederation was the country's first true attempt at uniting the nation and having a central government. It provided a firm league of friendship between states but not a strong enough union to be successful. It had fatal flaws which ultimately led t...
  • French Revolutionary Wars
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    The French Revolution (1789-99) violently transformed France from a monarchical state with a rigid social hierarchy into a modern nation in which the social structure was loosened and power passed increasingly to the middle classes. There is considerable controversy over the causes of the Revolution. Marxist scholars emphasize material factors: as the population increased, food supplies grew short; land had become divided into such small parcels that most Frenchmen lived close to the subsistence...
  • Community With The Police Agencies
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    The American Legal system has been a strong order of justice since our forefathers created it when America was being born. Since there are so many parts and processes of the justice system, it has been divided into different agencies and departments, to ensure that system works in a manner that is efficient as possible. Like any other country in the world, the Unites States has crime and has a way of defending and regulating its control with police, courts, and a corrections system. Although the...
  • Supremacy Of National Law And Decisions
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    The Supreme Court case of McCulloch vs. Maryland set forth important principles in American government. The case itself dealt with whether or not the Congress had power from the Constitution to establish a national bank; also, it dealt with whether or not a state could tax or interfere with the national bank. More specifically, the question was whether the state of Maryland could, without violating the Constitution, tax the national bank. From McCulloch vs. Maryland, Marshall stated two importan...
  • Matter Of Slavery Since The Constitution
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    The Constitution became a weapon for sectional discord and tension in the years preceding the Civil War. When it was framed the Constitution was deliberately unclear on the subject of slavery, even though men like Thomas Jefferson were for outlawing the institution and others, southerners for the most part, were all for codifying it. Instead, their means compromise to ignore the issue proved to be a curse to posterity since the indecision and confusion of the nation on the slavery issue was thus...
  • John Dickinson
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    1081 words John Dickinson - "Penman of the Revolution" by Mary Jo Min arik For anyone who's ever seen the movie "1776", you probably came away from it with the impression that John Dickinson was no patriot. I know I did. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the lesser known characters in the story of our founding, John Dickinson was nevertheless, one of its most eloquent and patriotic spokesmen. He was born in Maryland in 1732 and educated in Delaware. He spent three years in London, ...
  • Australian Constitutional Monarchy
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    "This Year has seen the greatest celebration of Monarchy throughout the English speaking World. The Golden Jubilee of the reign of The Queen has been a tremendous success and indeed a worthy tribute to Her Majesty's immense popularity. Centred upon the United Kingdom but also observed in many Commonwealth countries, people around the Globe have united in recognition of fifty years and more of service and dedication unparalleled in the history of our Monarchy". Quote from a letter to the Australi...
  • President And An 81 Member National Assembly
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    Religion Africa Lesotho – Maseru Religion and Language About 90 percent of the people of Lesotho are Christians, mainly Roman Catholics, Lesotho Evangelicals, and Anglicans. Most of the remainder follow traditional beliefs. English and Sesotho, a Bantu language, are the country's official languages. GOVERNMENT Under the terms of the constitution of 1965, which was suspended in 1970, Lesotho was a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral legislature. After a coup in 1986, legislative and ex...

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