The Constitution Of The United States

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INTRODUCTION
The Constitution of the United States was signed on the 17th of September in 1787. The delegates who signed the document were the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The Convention was presided over by George Washington. It was the Constitution of the United States that established the national government and certain basic fundamental laws apart from guaranteeing some basic rights to the citizens of the United States. The first Constitution of the United States was the Articles of Confederation which had to be ratified in 1781 because the nation was nothing more than a loose confederation of some states each of whom operated like as if they were independent countries. The government at the Center comprised of one legislature, the Congress of the Confederation and there was no judicial branch or no President to look after the matters. (The US Constitution, 2016)
DEMOCRATIC OR UNDEMOCRATIC CONSTITUTION
Dahl (2003) says that the Constitution of the United States is both democratic and undemocratic in different ways. It is democratic in the sense that the Constitution is democratic as it allows for its people the right to expression and it is present in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is a list of amendments. The other democratic aspect of the Constitution is that it can be changed or amended through a democratic process as it is the elected representatives of the people who amend it. The Constitution cannot be said to be truly…
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