life. Created to replace the Articles of Confederation which were weak and didnt have any real power, it gave the federal and states equal powers as to help balance the sharing of power. The US Constitution seperated the government into 3 branches.
As to give equal power or a system of “Checks and Balances” so no 1 branch would become more powerful than the other. It has become a symbol of American democrazy and power and has even influenced other countries constitutions for more than 200 years.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.
2. A beautiful document that is the law of the land in America. It was made by our Founding Fathers intended to be the frame of the US government.
Ten weeks later
President Obama: since col ghaddafi has refused to leave his power I have declared war against gaddafi and I will send 2000 troops in a week
Reporter: mr president you mean congress declares war and you signed the declaration
President Obama: no I have congress shomngress
Reporter: but mr president doesn’t it specifically say in Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution that “Congress shall have the power to declare war”
President: um uh I have to go to the bathroom
2. The US Constitution has a beautiful system of a. allowing ammendments to it and b. having a majority rule for creating ammendments . Our founders were great visionaries