Constitution If I were to have a constitutional convention I probably would, and why? Because I would change a couple things of the constitution, I would try and find some ways to make it more effective. It would bother me that the constitution does not include all American who do not have a US citizenship. I would like to change Section 1, Article 2 to “No person except a citizen of the United Stated shall be eligible for the office of President” just thinking of the American that have held public office but have been banned from being president like Madeleine Albright (Czechoslovakia), Jennifer Granholm (Canada) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austria). Another change to the constitution would be the 10th Amendment. The right of states that has decayed and it is starting to create congestion in taxes and regulation. Which causes the countries and also our jurisprudence, to remember our federal structure and realize that the central government has limited powers and that power is reserved for the states. Give American the right to vote. People talk about their “right” to vote, when in reality there isn’t an affirmative federal right to vote that exists. Instead courts defer on state based voting laws and administration. Even though American vote for a president, a US representative, and sometimes one senator. The United stated can administrate federal elections in a unique way. An amendment to budgeting is also required, which I would add to the constitution. It can obtain a provision that congress shall reduce their spending’s across some areas of the federal budgets and also the increase of tax should stay maintain the present progressivity on the tax code. No lifetime job for the supreme courts, I would add a provision ending the life time tenure for the federal courts, more specifically the Supreme Court. It would be replaced with a nonrenewable term of probably about 20 years. Also the chief justice should not be able to hold his position for life, but for a four year term that could be
U.S History Essay
The first successful colony was Jamestown. The colonies before Jamestown
they were people in need of land so they took it from the Native Americans. But they ran
out of resources so they’re leader left to find resources and when he came back
everybody was gone. After Jamestown they were twelve more colonies. The colonies
had a parent country which was Great Britian. The colonies wanted to be free so they
went to war…
Type a compare and contrast essay that compares state and federal powers. Refer to the Venn diagram on page 94 of your textbook if you need help organizing your essay. Your essay should be at least 3 paragraphs
1. Express powers: Powers that the Constitution explicitly grants the federal government. These include the powers to:
o Collect taxes
o Regulate interstate commerce
o Coin money, regulate currency, set standards of weights and measures
o Declare war
o Raise and…
UNIT 5: The US Constitution
I. The Origin of American Government
A. English Contributions
i. 1215 – The Magna Carta (Great Charter) was signed insuring protection against the absolute power of the monarch.
ii. 1628 – The Petition of Right was signed limiting the monarch’s power in many specific ways.
iii. 1689 – The English Bill of Rights was produced guaranteeing citizen’s rights and preventing abuses by the monarchs.
B. Colonial Contributions
i. 1619 – Virginia House of Burgesses…
Opinions of the Constitution of 1787
During the debate about the Constitution of 1787, there were three main opinions. The Federalists believed the Constitution was perfect and did not need any more changes before ratifying. The Anti-Federalists opinion was that there needed to be more rights for individual citizens added to the Constitution and a greater balance between the central government and states. The third opinion was pro-citizen and wanted…
The Constitution-Balancing Competing Interests
During the late 1700s, there were various conflicts within the government of the United States of America. Therefore, the Constitutional Convention was made for the founding fathers to discuss the political and social issues within the Articles of Confederation and to create a whole new government system. The meeting began on May 25th but wasn’t fully officially signed until September of 1787.
The revising of the Constitution had to resolve…
The Constitution is known as a work of genius to many Americans throughout the United States. There are views of why the Constitution was written and what the Constitution has helped to establish. George Bancroft said, “The Constitution establishes nothing that interferes with equality and individuality.” While, George supported the Constitution and believed that all people should be equal. Charles Beard however, believed that the rich people would control the government directly or control the laws…
The constitution is a very important document to the American people because it is what founded and formed the United States government. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws; it establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. As Mr. David Yalof said, even with it being an important document the constitution does have a few flaws. I would have to agree. There are many problems…
April 21, 2013
Module 1- Constitution Timeline
Instructor Deborah Halperin
Many events impacted the evolution of the United States of America. These events make what our country is today, from the Magna Carta to the May Flower Compact and so many more. If it wasn’t for these events and documents the United States would have been a different country today and we wouldn’t be as blessed as we are today. Each of these events has their own significant role they played to make the…
Constitutional Convention. The purpose of the convention was to revise the Articles of Confederation, but what occurred was the writing of the U.S. Constitution. George Washington was unanimously elected as President of the Convention. After four months of deliberations Gouveneur Morris submitted the final draft and 39 of the 55 delegate present signed the Constitution. At the Convention the founding fathers decided to divide the federal government into three branches. In the paragraphs below I will discuss…
This essay is based on the comparison and contrast of the Article of Confederation and the United States Constitution. Both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution ran our country, in the past and in the presents. I’ll explain the similarities and different factors in these two documents.
The Articles of Confederation was ratified in 1781, creating a loose confederation a weak government, leaving most of the power within the state governments. They were joined together by a weak congress…