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The First Amendment to the Constitution: A Closer Look


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     The First Amendment to the Constitution: A Closer Look             The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution is one of the foundations of our democratic nation.  More people know about the freedoms listed in the first amendment than those in any other part of the Constitution.  Providing for the freedoms of speech, press, religion,…

Was the Constitution pro-slavery?



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Was the Constitution pro-slavery? The changing view of Frederick Douglass Social Education, Sept, 2008  p 246 (5) by Robert Cohen. Robert Cohen traces Frederick Douglas’ changing ideas on whether the US Constitution was pro-slavery or anti-slavery.  Douglas began favoring the former. Later, he identified principles within the document that, he said, were incompatible with slavery. …

Constitutional Law – an Articles



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For the above offences it provides for penalties ranging from death, death by stoning, amputation of limbs, whipping up to 100 lashes, imprisonment for life, imprisonment “for such term as in the opinion of the (Assyria) Court would lead the offenders to repentance” and forfeiture of property to Baptismal. Under section 41(1) of the Enactment…

Iroquois Constitution


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The Iroquois Constitution forms the first democratic republic and example of sovereign governance by the consent of a people in North American history. The confederacy of the League of Five Nations, who constructed the Iroquois Constitution, preceded the European colonization. Historical records and references provide evidence of the strong influence the Iroquois legislative process and…

Constitutional Rights: Constitutional and Administration Law




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Korb v. Raytheon, 707 F. Supp. 63 (D. Mass) case involves an employee, Lawrence J. Korb and Raytheon Corporation the company. “Korb was terminated from his position as vice president for Washington operation of Raytheon Corporation because he publicly expressed opinions, which was a conflict of interest with the corporation’s economic concern” (http://www. loislaw. com….

Essay on Constitution


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With the Constitution the elite society protected rights for every American that would secure and ensure our nation’s existence for hundreds of years. Under the Articles of Confederation, the United States’ government was in a state of chaos. To end the existing chaos and build a stronger democratic society for the future, the government would…

Thomas Hobbes and His Contribution to the Constitution


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Thomas Hobbes was an important figure in thee contribution to the Constitution. He was born on April 5th 1588 in Westport, Wiltshire, England and died December 4th 1679 in Hardwick, England. Hobbes’ uncle sponsored his education at Oxford University. In 1604, Hobbes’ father also named Thomas Hobbes, left his family and never returned to be…

How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?



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When fifty-five delegates from eleven of the thirteen states met in Philadelphia in May of 1787 (four years after the Revolutionary War) for a Constitutional Convention, one of their biggest concerns was to establish a government that did not create any kind of tyranny. Tyranny is the abuse of power by one supreme ruler, like…

The articles of confederation and the constitution


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The articles of confederation and the constitution             The government created by the Constitution was vastly more powerful and comprehensive that the one that existed under the Articles of Confederation.  Before 1789, when the current federal government was created, the United States lacked a strong central authority capable of raising revenue and providing national defense,…

The first article in the United Constitution


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Federalism is best defined by Homes and Kern (2009, p. 16) as a “system of overspent in which the people are regulated by both federal and state governments. ” The United States Constitution developed and designed these two bodies of government to prevent the American people from tyranny and ensured powers were delegated appropriately. The…

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