Constitution Quotes (222 quotes)
If We Had No Constitution and Bill of Rights
The U. Constitution is at the foundation of every single law in America. Once the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain in , they had to get down to the business of running their own country. The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation in , which was later ratified by the 13 original colonies. In , a new constitution was adopted that created a stronger centralized government that shared power among three branches: executive President , legislative Congress , and judicial Supreme Court.
Back in , Congress enacted a law declaring this date to be Constitution Day, requiring all schools that receive federal funding to observe the day by teaching a curriculum on the U. A proclamation by President Barack Obama extended the day of observance to a week Sept. Do you have Constitution Day or Constitution Week marked on your calendar? Odds are, probably not; but you should. Imagine what life might be like without the constitutional protections too many of us take for granted.
I beg to differ. The government would restricts or removes the ability of the People to speak or write freely about any issue. The People would no longer be free to assemble.
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"…of the people, by the people, for the people…"
What would life be like without the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? For the answer, all we have to do is look at places where the federal government operates independently of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Consider Guantanamo Bay, for instance, a federal installation that the president and the Pentagon announced from the very beginning would be totally independent of the Constitution and the federal judiciary. While the Supreme Court ultimately dashed that hope, we nonetheless can get a fairly good idea as to the type of federal judicial system that would be operating in the United States had our ancestors not demanded passage of the Bill of Rights. In Guantanamo, defendants have had no right to a speedy trial.