The Power Of The US Constitution

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Every political organization, club or other group has a constitution. A constitution is simply a set of rules by which the power in a state is distributed amongst its members. These rules have come to be accepted over time and they may be either be formally written down or informally understood by the members of the political organization. The Constitution of the United States is an example of a constitution that has been formally written down, and it lists the basic ways in which the government is to deal with its affairs. Although the U.S. Constitution lays out the basic structure for politics, there is more to the “constitution with a small c” of the United States. An example is the U.S. Supreme Court’s power to overturn any act of congress if it is…show more content…
This power is not written down in the U.S. Constitution, but it has become a recognized power through tradition in the U.S. Although states like the U.S., Canada and Germany have there constitutions written down in a central document, there are other states, such as Great Brittan, who do not have one single document outlining the rules to how power is to be distributed. This is known as variations in formality. There are different levels of formality that a state can chose to write its constitution with. In the case of great Brittan, the rules of politics are embodied in a variety of documents, traditions, and accepted practices. Because there seems to be several options for a state forming its constitution, what are some of the principles of a constitution? The virtue of vagueness is a very important principal to keep in mind. If
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