The Constitution – Defining the US Central Government

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In light of recent political developments, you might find yourself having a new, or renewed, interest in the structure and responsibilities of the US government. The US government is considered to be one of the forerunners of the modern democratic state and continues to be an emblem of political possibility relative to how government functions. […]

The Preamble of the US Constitution

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How the Preamble Sets the Tone for The Constitution The Framers of The Constitution sought to construct a document that would make clear their intention to break away from the crown of England and establish a rule of law that honored the sovereignty of the individual rather than a central monarchy or ruling elite. This […]

Free Speech and the First Amendment

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An Overview The principle of free speech and freedom of the press is sacrosanct to most Americans. The first amendment to the US constitution is, arguably, the most discussed legal topic of all time. Yet, many questions have been raised, especially in recent times, as to whether the first amendment is actually working for the […]

What is a Constitution?

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Definition of a Constitution The word “constitution” comes from the Latin word constitutio. It is a collection of foundational principles or precedents that make up (or constitute) the legal basis of an organization or government by determining how that entity will be governed. Similar terms for a constitution include a charter, body of law, system of […]

First Amendment Freedoms – Freedom of Religion

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The 5 Basic Freedoms Freedom of Religion is one of the five basic freedoms laid out in the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The other four are – Freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly, and the Right to Petition the Government. The First Amendment Protects Religious Freedom Congress cannot either create its own state religion […]

24th Amendment of The United States Constitution Explained

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What is the Twenty Fourth Amendment? Section One of the 24th Amendment of the United States Constitution states that United States citizens have the right to participate in voting in any primary or other election for President or Vice President. For Representatives of Congress, Senators, electors for President or Vice President, voters shall not be […]

The 26th Amendment Of The United States Constitution Explained

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What is the Twenty-Sixth Amendment? Section One of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that the legal age to vote for United States citizens is eighteen years of age or older. Citizens who meet this requirement shouldn’t be denied the right to vote in any State or National election. Section Two of […]