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to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932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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Daniel Drew, the New York financier, who was born before the American Constitution was adopted, was still alive; so were Commodore Vanderbilt, Joseph Henry, A.
The valuable improvements made by the American constitutions on the popular models, both ancient and modern, cannot certainly be too much admired; but it would be an unwarrantable partiality, to contend that they have as effectually obviated the danger on this side, as was wished and expected.
Even if, under the American Constitution, some of his proposed 'solutions' are deemed unconstitutional; hard decisions, says Trump, must be taken for the safety of the American people.
This aspect of the American Constitution is out of date, the 18th century is dead and gone.
We copied the Constitution from the American Constitution and if you go to America you discover that there is County Police, there is State Police and the Federal Police.
The Flynns have a website: Citizens of the American Constitution.
Booker (Democrat of New Jersey) has published an op-ed in The New York Times ("A Syria Plan that Breaks the Law") accusing the Trump administration of wishing to wage war illegally in Syria, in a manner violating both the American Constitution and international law.
This is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father is for ages 10 and up, and provides middle grade readers with a survey of the American Constitution from a Pakistani author who is passionate about covering the American Constitution's rights and protections for all.
Ashley, a member of the House of Representatives from 1858 to 1868, and was the main sponsor of the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution, which declared the institution of slavery unconstitutional.
Out of the welter of judicial rulings should emerge a simple truth: the Trump attempts to discriminate based on religion violate the spirit and letter of the American Constitution.
THE so-called Gatland's Law has been afforded the status of a parliamentary Act or the American Constitution.
Organisers said that the effort was not anti-Muslim, but there can be no question that the campaign to depict Sharia as a threat to the American Constitution, and to pass "anti-Sharia" laws at the state level, is about portraying American Muslims as un-American.

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