U.S. Constitution

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U.S. Constitution

Political Systems that were Influenced by the Constitution:France 1791: The French Constitution, written in 1791, adopted popular sovereignty from the U.S. Constitution.Malaysia 1957: The Malaysian Constitution, uses separation of powers and has the same three branches of government; legislative,executive, and the judicial system.Japan 1947:The Japanese Constitution, or the Postwar Constitution, also uses three branches of government; legislative, executive, and judicial they also used popular sovereignty, how the government’s power comes from its people.Spain: Spain’s Constitution adopts the use of federalism, where the central and regional government’s powers are shared.India 1950: The Indian Constitution uses the U.S. Constitution’s preamble and its fundamental rights.Liberia 1847: The Liberian Constitution also applies the three branches of government; legislative, executive, and judicial branch. United Nation: The United Nation Declaration of Human Rights includes the Constitution’s idea of every citizen having individual rights.

U.S. Constitution

Background-The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.-James Madison was known as the founding father of the Constitution, he wrote 29 essays in The Federalist, and he also played an important role in the constitution debates.

-Framers settled on having a representative government system because citizens were able to vote candidates that seemed capable to create laws and carry their duties. This helped evolved our democracy and prevented dictators from taking full control of America especially since their government and Congress were vulnerable at the time from having minimal powers.

-The U.S. Constitution was also influenced from a concept the American framers constructed called the federal system. It implemented equal powers for the federal and states governments and separation of powers. The U.S Constitution made it even more secure from tyranny by enforcing a system of checks and balances for each government branch.

Legislative Branch- This branch passes laws. The congress (House of Representative and Senate) can approve Presidential nominations, override a President's veto, and impeach the President and remove him or her from office to the executive branch. The senate confirms the President’s nominations.

Executive Branch- This branch carry out the laws. The president (Executive and Cabinet Departments) can veto Congressional legislation to the Legislative Branch. They can also impeach judges and remove them from office to the Judicial Branch. The president can also nominate judges to the Judicial Branch..

Judicial Branch- This branch debates about the laws. The Court (Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and District Courts) can declare laws unconstitutional to the Legislative Branch. The Court can declare presidential acts unconditional to the Executive Branch..


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