The Importance Of The Purpose Of The Constitution

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Section A: General Understanding of the Purpose of the Constitution The Constitution had many important purposes and ideas. One of those ideas was establishing justice: the act of the government creating fair laws, establishing freedom, liberty, and equality. It is very evident throughout the Constitution that this goal has been met. For example, Full Faith and Credit explains that states cannot discriminate against other citizens. The Constitution states, “Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each state to the public, Acts, Records, and Judicial Proceedings of every other state” (Article 4 Section 1 Clause 1). This is an example of a fair law because it explains states have to respect the judicial ruling of other states. A common example of Full Faith and Credit is a driver’s license. If a random teenager gets a driver’s license in Illinois, Wisconsin has to respect that license, even though one has to be older to obtain a driver’s license. This is fair because Illinois ruled that this citizen is eligible for the right to drive. Another example of the Constitution establishing justice occurs in the first amendment in the Bill of Rights. According to the First Amendment, “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.” This amendment is
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