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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]