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United States Constitution-- Survival of the Document

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United States Constitution-- Survival of the Document

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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 constitution “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The constitution states the powers, privileges, and responsibilities of the National government, and how the relationship between states are controlled. The first ten amendments are what is considered the Bill of Rights. These were the first ten amendments written and through the test of time have stood solid as our nations natural rights. However, seventeen more amendments were later added into the constitution.
These Amendments were added due to arguments made through court cases. In order to convict, or prove innocent, amendments were needed to be changed or added. For example. The court case Dred Scott v. Sandford, which after several attempts, became the fifteenth amendment allowing all American citizens to vote...