Principles and Ethics

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Unlike most countries America was founded on an idea of freedom. This came from the founding fathers many moral principles that they believed in. Moral principles are the principles of right and wrong that an individual or a social group accepts. (Merriam Webster) Nor one or two people may agree on certain principles, but everyone has them. Some principles the founding fathers of America had were: • To create an equal and fair government (The 5000 Year Leap) • A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong (The 5000 Year Leap) • The United States of America shall be a republic (The 5000 Year Leap) • Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none (The 5000 Year Leap) These are just a few among the many principles our founding fathers had as they sought out to fulfill their dream of creating an equal and free America.

In order to create an equal and fair government the founding fathers of America created a document that came to be known as the Constitution of the United States. The constitution was written to organize a strong nation under one god, and is the basis of all law for the nation. Three separate branches were created under the constitution, the legislative, executive, and judicial. The purpose of the legislative branch is to make laws, the purpose of the executive branch is to enforce laws, and the purpose of the judicial branch is to interpret laws. The legislative branch is made up of the House of Representatives, and the senate. Or other wise know as Congress. The executive branch is made up of the president, the vice president, and his fifteen members of cabinet. And lastly the judicial branch is made up of the federal, and supreme courts. With this constitution in place the founding fathers sought to have a smooth running government that every citizen could live freely and would abide by the law to each owns best...
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