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What is Constitutional Government? and how is it organized, so no power is abused?

by Gianni Fasoline, Vincent Agredo, and Carla Skalman

Fidel Castro

on 11 April 2011

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Transcript of What is Constitutional Government? and how is it organized, so no power is abused?

The Constitution and all of the
twists that go with it...... THe constitution is framework for a justice. This basically is teling how the government will run and work. Most societies have a constitution.... The constution states that the power of the president is limited by congress. For instance the power of the courts are limited by the constitution. September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitutional Convention convened in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. After four months of secret debate and many compromises, the proposed Constitution was submitted to the states for approval. Although the vote was close in some states, the Constitution was eventually ratified and the new Federal government came into existence in 1789. The Constitution established the U.S. government as it exists today.

The constitution was set up to get rid of a monarchy. The writers and deligates of the constitution wrote that every person that wants to have a position in government, must be elected, not passed down to them through "roots". In 1789 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, and 32 other delegates got together to wrtite the constitution. Separation of powers political doctrine originating from the United States Constitution, according to which the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the United States government are kept distinct in order to prevent abuse of power. This U.S. form of separation of powers is associated with a system of checks and balances.

The Articles of Confederation were made during the years of 1776 and 1777, while colonists were fighting for independence. The Articles were set up for a short term government during the war, it was bound to fall apart. The people of America did not agree with the Articles, that is why the Constitution was made.
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