The Constitution Of The United States

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The Constitution of the United States has come to be known as the backbone of the American government and the supreme law of the land. For over 225 years, it has helped guide us through our nation’s darkest hours, through the evolution of governmental institutions, and has provided the foundation for political stability, civil liberties, economic growth and social progress (Edling, 2003). The American Constitution is also the world 's oldest original written constitution still in power today and has served as the model for a number of other constitutions around the world. One reason our Constitution outlived others is because of its simplicity and flexibility. Originally, designed to provide a framework for governing four million people in 13 very different colonies along the Atlantic coast, its basic provisions were so soundly conceived that, with only 26 amendments, it now serves the needs of more than 240 million people in 50 even more diverse states that stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Nevertheless, its efficiency at guiding this nation and providing individual freedom, financial solidity, economic growth and social development has proven to be significantly enduring over the course of its legacy. However, despite its longevity and legacy our over 225 year old Constitution of the United States faces a time of increasing change and technological advancements and no longer sufficiently applies to our modern society (Singh, 2003). In order for our

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