The Constitution of the United States of America as the Basic Document

The Constitution of the United States of America is the source of the fundamental issues and the basic document of the law of the United States. It is the foundation of the legal authority that stipulates the existence of the country and the federal government United States of America. It ensures the structure, a certain scheme for the organization of work of the U.S. government and determines the relations between the states and the government.

The Constitution of the United States of America gives definite instructions to the work of three main branches of government and stipulates their rights and obligations, the procedure of elections, people allowed to vote and to be elected: the legislative power, bicameral Congress, the executive power, and the judicial power. The executive branch is headed by the President, and the judicial power is headed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The United States Constitution was adopted in 1787. It is still in use from all written constitutions of the world, the oldest and the shortest one. The Constitution has a central place in United States law and political culture. The original document is represented at the National Archives.

The first document of the Constitution of the United States is the unanimous Declaration of Independence, which was signed as the declaration of the thirteen United States of America in Congress. The text is organized in two columns and the names of signer in four columns. The thing that impressed me most is that the Constitution is strictly organized and very readable, as if it was written by educated, intelligent but extremely simple people. There are issues I like because they seem to me sufficiently reasonable and wise, for example, the 1st Amendment is rather important for all people who live on the territory of the United States of America, as it says about the “freedom of religion, speech, and the press; the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” (U.S. Const. am. 1), but some of them are aggressive in certain way, for example, the 2nd Amendment says about the right of bearing arms that would not be infringed. As I am conscious about my life and life of my family I do not think anyone has a moral right for being cruel or inhumane towards other people that live in the same environment. Hence, the government should think over the security of the people in order not to allow common people to bear arms even for the purpose of self-defense. Moreover, I stand for the Amendments that state legal rights of people who live on the territory of the United States of America, and stipulate for complementation of these rights.

On the whole, the U.S. Constitution is simple to read and comprehend. It is structured strictly in accordance with primary documents. I can express my respect to the people who ratified it for their resoluteness and strength of mind, and my admiration for the structure and content of the first written Constitution. This document represents a working constitution, which is, as believe, a 100% valid constitution. The U.S. Constitution is an essential document, being guided by this document every citizen of America can prove his/her right for freedom of religion, speech and press, right for life and security. I think that this document is the basis document owing to which all the people living on the territory of this country can live in peace without staging demonstrations, without being anxious about their lives and lives of their families; sleeping soundly in your bed you would not worry that people from the law machinery can burst into your bedroom without any warrants and make a no-knock warrantless search. The U.S. Constitution maintains the basic issues of democracy in order to provide security of the whole nation. I am proud of having read the Constitution, as every educated person should know the rights our country guarantees to its people. I am very excited of being initiated into the essential document of such a great country.

Reading of the Constitution turned out to be very thought-provoking. After having read it I started thinking about its considerable part, and the authors’ contribution into the struggle of the people for independence of America and the establishment of democracy. For me the U.S. Constitution is a symbol of violent struggle of the American people for liberty. As this document is the first written constitution in the world it can be set as an example for other states. After having read the constitution I understood the adherence to principles of freedom and democracy of its authors. It reflects all the craving of the Americans for independence. To date the USA is the standard of democracy, the basic principles of which are stated in the Constitution. Therefore other states that want to establish democracy should follow the example of the American people of their love of principles of freedom, democracy and independence.

The most remarkable thing is that the U.S. Constitution for years of its existence was not changed considerably, and only twenty-seven amendments were made. Consequently, the founders of the Constitution made the right choice. The ideas of freedom are passed on from one generation to another. And every newborn child of America can enjoy the constitutional rights and liberties from the first moment of his/her life. It is pleasant to realize that while creating the authors of the Constitution put into life the essential ideas, and acted as a beacon for successive generations. Every American is to keep in his/her heart the basic principles of freedom and democracy, because the time proved them to be the only right opinion. After having read the Constitution I felt respect to American people for their struggle for democracy and freedom, because after having established democracy in their country, they tend to help in struggle for it in other countries, where the principles of freedom and democracy are oppressed. And it is necessary to express our thanks to the founders of the U.S. Constitution.

Works Cited

Mount, Steve. “Constitution of the United States”. 2009. Web.

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