Constitution of the United States

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Noun1.Constitution of the United States - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen statesConstitution of the United States - 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to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932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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Speaking at Abdullah Al-Salem Hall, a day ahead of ending the legislators' summer recess and resuming the parliament sessions, the speaker stated, "Regardless of my personal opinions as chairman of the assembly, I will deal with the same distance with every-one and will apply contents of the constitution and the National Assembly's by-laws." Voting in the National Assembly on whether to strip MPs Dr.
"The survey reveals that aside from not being in favor of charter change and shift to federalism, majority of the Filipinos barely know the contents of the Constitution. Clearly, there is no public clamor.
The panel will also tackle the main contents of the constitution: the rights, duties, state institutions and basic principles of a democratic constitution.