The United States Constitution and Its Various Amendments

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"The United States Constitution is a healthy document which still serves our nation exceptionally well and does not need drastic change or revision." Since June twenty first of 1788, when the United States Constitution was ratified in Washington D.C. it has been considered The Law of the Land. Ever since that date, we have followed those rules as the Federal law and overall “ruling” of our lives. For almost two hundred twenty four years, this has been what our country has been following to this day. The United States Constitution is made up of seven articles, and twenty seven Amendments.
These seven articles are written help protect the country and to run it as evenly and as fairly as possible. It is stated in the preamble to the
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Some may say that adding seventeen amendments is a “drastic change.” However, these amendments were added as problems arose. In fact, the 18th amendment, which established the prohibition of alcohol, was repealed (overturned) by the twenty-first amendment about fifteen years later. Conflicts are always going on not only in the world, but in the United States. hundred’s of problems are solved each day by using the United States constitution. There are twenty-seven amendments to the constitution, ten of them being added just 3 years after signing, this means that after the Bill of Rights were established, only 17 changes were made. Therefore, theoretically speaking, there has been about 17 problems with the United States Constitution that has forced it to be changed. There is an article about Facebook allowing people to view other’s personal information. This right is protected by the U.S. constitution through the 4th Amendment. “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly
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