United States Constitution Essay Topics

The Lark Lake Hypothetical

The the  US Constitution states that  “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 describing the place to be searched, and the persons… View Article

The Patriot Act

The USA PATRIOT Act was created on October 26, 2001.  The text of the act details all of the issues to be addressed and what actions will be taken under the goal of “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.”  The act encompasses national social values, and is… View Article

The purpose of a written constitution

Introduction The constitution refers to a set of laws and regulations that govern the functioning of systems like governments, corporations or even existing partnerships. Constitutions exist either in written or unwritten form. Different governments have embraced the use of both written and unwritten constitutions. An example is the constitution of Britain which is part written… View Article

The United Nation’s Constitutions’ article 1, Section 6, Clause1

The following is a discussion on basic principles under the constitution on the above clause. The amendment of the clause was done under amendment 27 – limiting the congressional pay increases. The 27th Amendment which was first proposed on September 25th 1789, as an article of the then Bill of right did not pass since… View Article

Three causes of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of the US was passed on July 2, 1776, by the Congress, and was a document suggesting separation from Great Britain.  The document was addressed mainly to France; however, the French did not read it much (Jim Allison. 1998).  The Declaration was passed during the second Continental Congress held at Philadelphia.  The Congress… View Article

United States Constitution and Thomas Jefferson

1. Thomas Jefferson once said he believed that “all the good” of the new constitution might have been accomplished by simply amending the Article of confederation. According to the text’s authors, it is probably a good thing that the Fonding Fathers did not merely amend the Articles of confederation. with which position do you agree?… View Article

Midterm Test Review: History

Early Settlement: Halfway Covenant- A Puritan church document; In 1662, the Halfway Covenant allowed partial membership rights to persons not yet converted into the Puritan church; It lessened the difference between the “elect” members of the church from the regular members; Women soon made up a larger portion of Puritan congregations. Massachusetts Bay Company-One of… View Article

In What Way Is the Us Constitution Both Democratic and Undemocratic?

A constitutional democracy is a government based on written law. A constitutional system keeps the power of the government in check through fragmentation, decentralization of power, and appropriate checks and balances. The United States moved to a constitutional democracy after the Declaration of Independence in 1776 which separated the American colonies from control by England…. View Article

Louisiana Constitution and Systems of the State

The Louisiana Constitution in 1812 used the U.S. Constitution as a guideline to write its contents. After receiving authorization from the U.S. Congress the delegates developed the constitution and on January 22, 1812 the state first constitution was signed. The state’s current constitution was adopted by constitutional convention in 1974, ratified by the voters of… View Article

Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on Terror

Throughout history, the motivation of man’s self interest has concluded in the domination of those with little or no power in the absence of the rule of law. The war on terror presents an unpredictable challenge for the United States whereas terrorists are apprehended and deprived of due process. The right of Habeas corpus overrules… View Article

The Civil Rights Cases of 1883

This case involves the 13th amendment, the 14th amendment, and the Civil Rights Act of 1875 and whether the Federal Government can legally regulate the state laws pertaining to race, especially referring to African-Americans. The Facts of the Case At issue was the right of state government to make laws constricting African-Americans by segregating them… View Article

DBQ 1985

Many recognize that the Articles of the Confederation were a failure, and yes they did fail but they served when the United Stated readily called desperately for a structure and also they pointed out what we needed to put in the constitution. From 1781-1789 the Articles of the Confederation held the nation together but only… View Article

Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist

The development of the American Constitution was a battle between two opposing political philosophies during the late 1700’s. The Federalist and Anti-Federalist parties aroused at the formation and ratification of the Constitution. Both sides pointed out many arguments in order to find common ground in a governmental structure. The main conflict between the two parties… View Article

Government Branches

Which branch of government do you think is the most powerful and why? I believe the most powerful branch of government is the Legislative Branch, because of the power it processes to keep checks and balance on the other two branches of government. There are two different houses in the legislative branch, the first is… View Article