United States Of America Constitution

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United States of America Constitution
The United States of America is by far the most successful Republic governed country in the world and has managed to survive for over 223 years. The success can be contributed to the foundation that the farmers created, which is the United States Constitution. The framers knew that with time the needs of the people would evolve due to changes in society. That being said, they knew that the regulations in the Constitution would need to be adjusted or expanded for the changing times. The Bill of Rights and the Amendments go hand in hand with one another but in some ways are different. The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution. Over the last 200 years, these amendments have made dramatic changes in how the United States of America’s government has been. These first ten amendments were made to protect the people. The Bill of Rights has created an amazing history that every individual needs to learn and understand.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, an amendment is defined as a minor change in a document, or in this case, an article added to the United States Constitution. Amendments can be made to already existing constitutions and are commonly made to bills in the process of their passage through a legislature. The first ten amendments are the Bill of rights and they protect the rights of the United States. While 33 amendments to the U.S. Constitution were adopted by the Congress, only 27…
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