United States Constitution

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Noun1.United States Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesUnited States Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
advice and consent - a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Fourteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the federal government
Eighteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932
Nineteenth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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1787: Some 39 delegates (out of 42), under the chairmanship of George Washington, approved the Constitution of the United States of America.
India, July 6 -- The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in a recent decision, (June 26th, 2015) launched an unprecedented assault on the Constitution of the United States of America.
Another adds: "As far as I'm concerned, you are a tyrant to the Constitution of the United States of America.
Political appointees and bureaucrats working in concert with ATF and the Justice Department devise a scheme to further an agenda that could and would change the Constitution of the United States of America.

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