Essay on Constitution

Federal government under the Constitution too weak

Introduction There is a big debate on whether the Federal government under the Constitution is too weak or too strong. Taking a critical analysis of the origin of federalism and constitutionalism, there are several lessons which may make one to either support Federal government under the constitution as a weak or strong system of government. […]

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Why is constitutional engineering crucial but difficult for the former communist countries?

When communism was imposed as the incontestable political doctrine at the culmination of the Second World War, many Eastern European nations set upon a new chapter in their respective histories. During the forty odd years as part of the Soviet Union a degree of economic, political and constitutional homogeneity was brought into this region, which […]

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The Godless Constitution

The Godless Constitution When some people here the words “the godless constitution” uttered the shrill up their noses and get very defensive. Kramnick and Moore address this idea of the United States Constitution being godless. They speak about how America has misinterpreted views and how society would benefit from an understanding of what the Constitution […]

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The Constitution as an Artifact

Abstract This paper is an analysis of the single cultural artifact that best represents the culture in which I live in today. The paper will provide a detailed analysis of the artifact and how it relates to the values and beliefs of the culture. Additionally, it will address the deep cultural roots of the artifact, […]

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Bill of rights

What started off as 17 Amendments was trimmed down to 10 main one’s which is where we stand now with the Bill of Rights. There are several key Amendments that tie into criminal law. Those amendments are 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th. The 1st amendment allows individuals the freedom of speech. This does […]

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Modern Constitutions

INTRODUCTION In the modern era of development and technological advancements, a constitution is a necessity of every country in order to have an organised institutional authority. The constitution may be written, unwritten, codified or uncodified. The most general classification of a constitution is codification or lack of it. The constitution delves into the very essence […]

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Is Britain moving towards a codified constitution

A constitution can be defined as the set of rules, legal and otherwise, which defines, describes and regulates the structure and operation of the state, its institutions, activities and officials. (T. Wright). Its primary concern is for the rights of citizens as individuals, and to protect from possible usurpation of the powers of the state. […]

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Constitution Of Trusts Problem

In 2010, Nixon orally declared himself as trustee of his own farm, Whitewater, for the benefit of his son, Ronald. He also declared that he was the trustee of the collection of diamonds in his safety deposit for his daughter, Nancy.All about the transfer of title (legal) to the trustees. If I am the settlor […]

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Does Australia Need a Bill of Rights?

Individual Rights and Freedoms, and the Constitution. For over 100 years now, Australia has operated under its rather prized constitution that is in hindsight evidently lacklustre in respect to individual rights and freedoms. The Australian constitution was thought to be sufficient in regards to rights and freedoms despite the lack of an entrenched bill of […]

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Articles of Confederation vs. Constitution 1

ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION VS. CONSTITUTION ? There were many differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. At the end of the American Revolution the free states needed some sort of control that would generate to a unified country. Issues arose such as: How should power be divided between local and national governments? How […]

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Constitutional And Administrative Law Analysis

Britain has no written constitution or comprehensive Bill of Rights, and is found partly in conventions and customs and partly in statutes. Conventions are rules and practices which are not legally enforceable but are regarded as indispensable to the working government; many which are derived from the historical events through which the British government has […]

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British Government and the Constitution

A slight problem with attempting to discuss the British constitution is that Britain doesn’t have a constitution, not in any traditional sense. In fact, what Britain does have are aged customs, traditions, man-made religious beliefs and a kind of indoctrinated attempt at moral law. Britain is not, in a strict sense, a democracy. Britain is, […]

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Athenian Constitution

Aristotle – Athenian Politeia ( Constitution of the Athenians) Written in the late 4th century BC by the philosopher Aristotle or maybe by a research student under his tutorship at Plato’s academy or at the Lyceum, a school he built in Athens around 336-323 BC. The Athenian Politeia was a treatise, which was practically reproduced […]

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Should Courts Seek the Original Meaning of the Constitution?

The Constitution of the United States should is a flexible and dynamic document, that changes as the country it was framed for grows. This argument is not founded by what’s written in the constitution, but what’s absent. The framers were some of the greatest minds of the time period, and fabricated the constitution to protect […]

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Slavery and the Constitution

The first Constitution known as the Articles of Confederation was ratified and entered into force in March 1, 1781 (U. S. Constitution web site, 2006). This constitution did not contain any reference to slavery considering that the regulation of slavery was left solely and entirely to individual states notwithstanding the fact that slavery was a […]

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Should The Exclusionary Rule Be Abolished Analysis

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica’s article entitled, Exclusionary Rule (2008), exclusionary rule is that principle in United States law that provides that “evidence seized by police in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution may not be used against a criminal defendant at trial”. It is, according to the article The Exclusionary […]

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Sex Offenders vs Constitutional Rights

Any person in this time and day can log on and locate the addresses of everybody in the planet. Generally, most laws do not restrict access to online registries; anybody with internet access can discover who is registered wherever in the country. It does not have to be lawbreakers register; it could be several of […]

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Constitutional Convention

Beginning with the 1787 Constitutional Convention, proslavery forces were able to ensure the proliferation of slavery in the new nation with the edition of the section of the U. S. Constitution known as the three-fifths compromise. At the Constitutional Convention, pro-slavery representatives wanted slaves to count as persons for the purposes of deciding congressional representation. […]

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Ratifying the Constitution Dbq

What were the major arguments used by each side (the supporters and the opponents) in the debates over the ratification of the U. S. Constitution? The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787, yet there was a struggle for its ratification that went on until 1790. Members of Congress believed that the Articles […]

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How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny

Americans desperately fight against the poison of tyranny with their best weapon, the Constitution. During the Colonial Period, King George III, demanded many things from the colonists. These demands were caused by the aftermath of the French and Indian War. England had increasing debts, so the king raised the taxes of both America and England. […]

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How Successful Was the Liberal Government in Dealing with the Constitutional Crisis of 1909-11

In 1909 Lloyd George needed to find 15 million of extra revenue to provide for the new social services and for the construction of naval warships, to do this the budget had to be passed. It was not easy for Lloyd George to finance social reforms because OAPs which were introduced in 1908, cost ? […]

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