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Constitution Paper

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The Constitution of the United States of America is a document that notes the supreme laws of the U.S. The creation of the Constitution addressed and corrected many issues. The U.S Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.This document established America’s nationwide government and the essential laws. (The U.S. Constitution, 2014) It also assured some basic rights for the citizens. Before the Constitution was established, there were many issues which were argued politically. There were many laws that were of conflict between states, courts, and branches. The Constitution helped to shape those conflicts caused by previous documents that lacked the necessary foundation that were argued. ...view middle of the document...

The Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain (Articles of Confederation, 2010). No power to tax was a weakness of this document. Article I, Section 8 states that Congress has the power. No national executive is also a weakness that was addressed. Article II introduced the title of the chief executive “President”, and entirely discusses the presidential power. The unicameral legislature was corrected by Article I discusses the bicameral legislature. Article III corrects the weakness of the no judicial and national courts. It simply established the judicial branch. It empowers the courts to decide cases and limit them to the use of a certain kind of authority. The Articles of Confederation also had the weaknesses of no regulations of commerce and no power to maintain army. Article I, Section 8 discusses the foreign and interstate commerce. The Articles of Confederation lacked rights to protect individual people. Rights were added to protect the right to...

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