constitution


Constitutional Law

The Constitution Overview

PreambleThe Preamble to the Constitution is not vital from a purely legal perspective, as the Preamble does not have any legal value in and of itself. The Preamble is also
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Articles of Confederation and Its Inherent Weakness

Prior to the final draft of the Articles of Confederation, John Dickinson, the head of the drafting committee of the Articles of Confederation expressed his concern about the lack of
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Declaration of Independence Overview

BackgroundThe Declaration of Independence was authored in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson, with the help of fellow political leaders, such as John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Ratified on July 4th, 1776,
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Articles of Confederation Overview

BackgroundThe Articles of Confederation was the first implemented national policy after the establishment of the United States of America, as a result of their independence from England. The citizens of
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Understanding the Abortion Laws in Canada

Until the late 1960s, abortion was prohibited in Canada and it was considered to be a criminal offense. As a
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What to Know About Constitutional Laws

Constitutional law is the highest ruling law in the United States. Formally, Constitutional law is found in the U.S. Constitution,
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Declaration of Independence – Implications and Image for the Constitution

Authored in 1776, the Declaration of Independence established the United States as a sovereign nation. The content of the Declaration
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The Basis of Constitutional Law Overview

The basis of American law and governance derives from the United States Constitution and the various Amendments made to it
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Knowing the Constitution Function

The place of the United States Constitution owes its existence in part to the precedent of previous forms of Constitutional
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Understanding Governmental and Legal Structure

One of the basic functions of a constitution is to provide for the governmental and legal structure of the area which it covers, which most conventionally comprises an entire country.
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