The Constitution And The Bill Of Rights

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American Government Exam #1 Bill Cox The Constitution and the Bill of Rights Ratified in 1788 and 1791 respectively, the Constitution of the United States and the Accompanying Bill of Rights have set the stage for the political culture and society which has, and continues to exist in the United States of America. The system of laws, regulations, liberties, and rights created by these documents has set the stage for many of the dynamic qualities inherent in the American culture. Because of the dynamic and intentionally vague nature of the documents, championed by the Non-Originalist view interpretation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights the American legal system possesses the ability to adapt and evolve along with the continuously evolving American society and culture. The United States Constitution and its accompanying Bill of Rights are intended to provide the legal framework for the structure of a central Federal Government, and the rights and protections afforded to citizens under the Federal Government and its subservient states. The U.S. Constitution arose out of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a secretive convention held in Philadelphia Pennsylvania intended to establish minor structural changes to the standing Articles of Confederation. However the convention soon transitioned away from altering the Articles of Confederation to drafting an entirely new constitution. The Resulting document established a strong Central Federal Government presiding
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