The Constitutional Rights Of The People Of The United States

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The United States of America is a country proud of the freedoms offered to its people. The Government readily cites this when comparing the US to other nations. But, the process of creating constitutional rights has been one of compromise and gradual change. As a result, citizens enjoy many constitutional rights now due to the […]

Requirements And Qualifications To Become US President?

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These days, it seems that anyone can run for office. We may end up with similar people as the final Democrat and Republican nominee, but the original field is broad. Is this just a hyperbolic reaction given the recent campaigns? Just what are the presidential requirements and qualifications? What are the requirements and qualifications to […]

Alabama’s State Constitution 1901 – Full Text

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA, AS ADOPTED BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 3, 1901, AND IN EFFECT NOVEMBER 28, 1901. We, the people of the State of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty […]

President Grover Cleveland

The Enigma of Grover Cleveland Grover Cleveland was an enigma as a president. At times a reformer, other times an overseer, but rarely a catalyst. Grover Cleveland’s political reputation revolved around protecting the executive branch’s role rather than transforming it. Yet, despite his political passivity, Grover Cleveland was still a president with many distinctions, including […]

The First Amendment Right of Freedom of the Press

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Constitution Ratification Led to Implementing Freedoms When the delegates to the Constitutional Convention completed the US Constitution, they faced the difficult job of getting it ratified. Many state leaders were concerned that the Constitution did not include adequate freedoms. Without a guarantee of these freedoms, key leaders in the states threatened to work against ratifying […]

US President Zachary Taylor

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The Presidency of Zachary Taylor Some Presidents of The United States have long lists of accomplishments and signed laws to their names. These achievements are because they made the most of their time in office and were highly influential in the nation’s development. Then you have those remembered for their short stay in the White […]

US President James Monroe

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The Presidency of James Monroe The term “Founding Fathers” is still one that brings immediate respect. The men who founded the United States of America were among the most influential of their time and are still highly revered for shaping the constitution and creating the foundations of democracy in the country. A handful of these […]

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution Explained

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Introduction The Constitution of the United States of America is a written document that took effect in 1789. It sets out the principles by which the new nation was to be governed. The founding fathers were keen to preserve the principle of individual freedom with the First Amendment, and so they enshrined in law certain […]

The 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution Explained

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Introduction The Second Amendment to the Constitution is a single sentence with profound implications. It reads: “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.” As part of the Bill of Rights, this amendment safeguards US citizens’ right […]

The 3rd Amendment to the United States Constitution Explained

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Introduction The Declaration of American Independence is a much-admired document, praised for its simplicity, the sentiments expressed therein, and the eloquent language. It is at the heart of the United States Constitution, which was drawn up to establish a legal basis for the new country’s governance. It has to be remembered, though, that the Constitution […]