us constitution Essay

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The preamble is the opening to one of the most important documents in the United States. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”(United States constitution). These are the guiding principles of the constitution and everything that the United States believes in. The writers of this great document were tired of being governed by people who took advantage of them, so in return they declared their independence, and wrote our constitution in the hopes that this document would create a government that would be unable to infringe upon the rights of its people. The constitution is broken up into 7 different articles for laying out the government and its powers and rules. We are a country of laws and have been since the beginning of our existence. This document proves such a notion.
Article I is the article that breaks down the legislative branch also known as congress. It separates congress into two separate houses that help act as checks and balances for creating laws and appointing people to certain offices. The first is the House of Representatives, which is based upon the populace in the states. Each state will have a different amount of representatives according to the census polls, but will have no fewer than 2 representatives. The senate is different in that aspect as it is a set number of 2 senators per state no matter the population of that state. This gives each state the same amount of say in the legislative process. This article also breaks down the process of vetoing laws and bills, as well as the legislative process so that everyone knows the rules of congress. It breaks down the way elections will be held and explains what to do if there is a vacancy. This article also gives direct powers to congress such as the ability to borrow money and to regulate commerce with foreign nations, while at the same time limiting the ability of congress to become all powerful.
Article II is the executive article, and in today’s society, can be argued as one of the more important articles of this time. This article establishes the executive branch also known as the president. This article goes in detail about the election of the president and his vice president, his powers, his limitations, what the prerequisites are, and how congress will choose the Electoral College. With the president today many people believe he is over stepping his bounds, however if this was true Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States of America would have the obligation to intervene on behalf of the people of this country. This article also states, “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States” (United States constitution). This reminds the people that this country is not for the military but is ran by the civilians and that it is the civilians who are in charge.
Article III, IV, VI, VII are I believe some of the lesser articles and are more vague and open to interpretation. These articles talk about the states and their powers and how to become a new state in the union. It talks about the judges and how they are to be elected and what their powers are. They talk about the oath of the people serving in…