American vs Guatemalan Constitution

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American Constitution
Guatemalan Constitution
A comparative study

The American Constitution has as its precedent, the event when Thomas Jefferson wrote most of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Its purpose was to announce to the world that the 13 English colonies in North America had decided to become independent from England to start a new country; where their own ideals and precepts were held to make and American Union. The U.S. Constitution states fundamental principles which guide the United States’ Government and its laws. When it was written in 1787, it was the plan that told the commencing country how to form its government. The Guatemalan Constitution emerged after military leaders faced
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Some of the most important ones contain similitude: For example; the first amendment states that the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Guatemala’s Constitution, in it’s 35th and 36th articles, state analogous ideology, affirming the liberty of expression and religion amongst the inhabitants of the territory; with the exception that the rites or exercise of these liberties does not imply a public order disruption or the diminish of a third party’s inherent rights and liberties. The religious liberty has been avowed in several prior Constitutions, but was never really applied, due to the predominance of Roman Catholic principles (inherited from the conquering Spaniards centuries ago). Another principle is that a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. The military, in Guatemala are in charge of the defense of the national territory; but the tenancy of defense weapons is permitted as a constitutional principle as well. This liberty was subsequently limited by a special law that regulated the matter, stating that individuals must be at least 25 years old to carry
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