It seems like america is too proud to let go of its constitution, it has become a historical trophy for our government that sits and collects dust.We must re-draft the constitution,keeping some fundamental sections but reforming parts that no longer are important, and to add sections that have become a part of america.The action of even questioning the relevance of the constitution, shows the old and non functional nature of the constitution. There has been too much reform and too many amendments to the constitution. Its time for the constitution to become
While the US Constitution has many conservative ideas it also has several revolutionary notions that were the center of the Articles of Confederation. The House of Representatives was established to allow the common man's voice to be heard; now all citizens could give their consent in government. There were also guarantees that certain rights would never be taken away from the citizens. The Bill of Rights was written to assure the citizens that there were things that the government couldn't do and that the citizen was always protected. There were other provisions in the constitution to defend against abusing power, the system of checks and balances and having three branches in the government.
The United States Constitution is the bases of which our country was founded and the freedoms there in were developed by the people. This long detailed document is something that is rarely thought of by the people in present society, but with out it what would our society truly be? How would businesses run? How could consumers trust businesses? This paper will address those questions, as well as the major question of why the constitution was drafted in the beginning.
The problem might be structural rather than political. The problem is the underlying document-our written Constitution. Changing the structure of our system is difficult and only made more so because of our flawed understanding of our own history, especially the origins of our founding document. The structure of our Constitution gives us profound insights about what the founders thought was important. Article I of the Constitution concerns the Legislative branch.
(9 points) 3. Why did the Framers of the Constitution create a mechanism for amending the Constitution but then make it very difficult to actually make any changes? Answer: They knew that people would change along with the constitution so in order for it to be successful it had to mirror what was actually happening. As a result they made the process difficult so that common interest would not affect the constitution.
A. Students will analyze historical documents to determine principles that served as precedents for the United States Constitution. • define individual and group values o What is a value? Ideas which groups/individual believe strongly and guide their behavior. o List and define the values and principles of democracy Limited government-the govt is limited in their power Change or abolish government-if the govt is not doing their job we can change it Individual right and freedom-everyone has their rights and freedom Consent of government-the power comes from the people Majority/Minority Rule-majority makes decision Equality-everyone is equal o Why are the values
The presidency comes with vast arrays of roles and responsibilities: approving/vetoing every bill passed, making sure laws made by congress are carried out, and simply presiding over meetings of the association. But the presidents many responsibilities are constrained due to the Separation of powers, the Constitution, and Federalism. Without these constraints, the President would have all the power he wanted, essentially having a monarchy not a democracy. For instance, separation of powers creates three separate branches of government, each with their own special powers. The Constitution creates reliability, making the president co-operate with the other branches of government.
Of all the Federalist Papers written by John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, perhaps the most famous and the one most quoted is Federalist No. 10, by Madison. Many people had argued against the new Constitution claiming that the US would be too large to govern as a democracy (republic) and had too many groups, or “factions,” as political parties (interest groups) were then called. While Madison acknowledged that there were many differing factions, he also indicated that a democratic form of government, using the ideal of majority rule, would tame the factions and cause them to work together as much as possible. He claimed that the republican form of government created by the new Constitution would allow all the factions the room and venues to express themselves and to influence the workings of government by getting their members elected and/or appointed to offices.
The long standing debate on whether amending the constitution to allow Naturalized citizens to run for presidency has formed arguments for and against the issue; all arguments stand with valid points. But as a democracy as the United States is, the government must consider the equal treatment of all its citizens including those naturalized. Loyalty to this country does not fall in place according to the country a person was born but by the values they were raised in. Not everyone has a realistic prospective of running for president whatever their background may be; but excluding certain citizens from consideration merely based on nativity is unjust and self-destructive. Kennedy states in his article “It makes second-class citizens of naturalized
The United States Government When America was in need of a governmental system, the Second Continental Congress drafted a proposal for a new constitution, which soon became ratified, and was known as the Articles of Confederation. Under the Articles of Confederation, the national government was only given power to make peace, coin money, appoint officers for an army, control the post office, and negotiate with Indian tribes. Each state was then given full sovereignty and independence to govern their territory how it pleased. This system of government proved to be inefficient, due to the major problems that it brought forth to the country. The most prevalent issue that the Articles presented, was the lack of a central government.