Amendments to the National Constitution

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Background - In the U.S. legal system, the Constitution forms the basic template for legal theory and management of law. This document formed the bases for the U.S. government and defined the three main sections: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. We must remember, too, that the idea of this constitution of removing ties to a monarchy and setting up a separate government "by the people, for the people," was a very radical idea in the 18th century and had a background not only in the various documents from the Mayflower Compact to the numerous colonial governmental charters. There, were however, numerous compromises that had to be made to ensure ratification of the Constitution. However, had these compromises not been made, (e.g. slavery, etc.) it is unlikely the colonies would have come together to ratify the document, and the British may have prevailed. (National Constitution Center, 2009). The First Amendment - The First Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, and prohibits the making of any law " HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Establishment_Clause_of_the_First_Amendment" o "Establishment Clause of the First Amendment" respecting an establishment of religion", impeding the HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Exercise_Clause_of_the_First_Amendment" o "Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment" free exercise of religion, infringing on the HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech_in_the_United_States" o "Freedom of speech in the United
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