The US Constitution: The Constitution Of The United States Constitution

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The U.S Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. To date, the constitution is a living document, it never gets old and it is a model for democracies from around the world. It provided America with its own identity and it is one of the causes of why America is deemed, as one of the most powerful nations. America 's first document, the Articles of confederation provided a weak government structure. Where each state operated like an independent country, as the federal government was granted no power. The U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and fundamental laws, and guaranteed certain basic rights for its citizens. Through the course of the Constitution 's existence, the civil liberties expected by American citizens …show more content…

Furthermore, America 's first constitution, The Articles of Confederation was a document that established the first governmental structure after the American Revolution. On November 15, 1777, the Articles of confederation were approved. This was a time when the nation was a loose confederation of states, each operating like independent countries. After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the thirteen American colonies needed a government to replace the British system they were attempting to overthrow. The articles of confederation established “a firm league of friendship” among the states. Each state kept “its sovereignty, freedom, and independence , and every power, jurisdiction, and right...not...expressly delegated to the United States, in congress assembled” The states came together “for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and

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