American Constitution

Cristian Mika
Mr. Firestone

The American Constitution is an example of democratic charter, in effect almost entirely for over 200 years. This text is the result of the liberation struggle waged by the people of the thirteen British colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America, and its composition is given in the democratic convention in Philadelphia , in Pennsylvania , from May to September 1787 .

Since then it only received until today 27 amendments to the original text (the amendment which established Prohibition was the only repealed) . The top ten, called Bill of Rights were adopted only four years later , and essential topics addressed , such as the freedoms of speech and ...

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to preserve the libertarian spirit that permeated the whole struggle for independence , the text presented fairly radical innovations compared with the letters of other countries of the season . She was the pioneer in consecrating the division of state powers into three , as Montesquieu advocated : Executive , Legislative and Judicial . Another major innovation was the establishment of a democratic republic , where the head of state, a president , would mandate endorsed by the people , through the ballot . At the time, a young revolutionary French republic and the old (and soon extinct) Dutch Republic were the only examples of prominent republican regime . Worldwide , which prevailed were monarchical regimes , in its most absolutist .

Among the most famous in the history of the Constitution amendments , enacted noteworthy that the end of slavery , in 1865 , decreed that the legalization female vote in 1920 , the prohibition of any kind of confession under torture in 1937 , ...

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Added: 4/21/2014 12:12:10 AM
Submitted By: cristianmika
Category: Political Science
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