Unformatted text preview: Constitution was being drafted the committee carefully examined previous documents and attempted to incorporate elements from them that they found desirable. Many ideas were drawn from the British Parliament and the British Bill of Rights. An important part of the Constitution was making it a document that could be changed at any time. Since its ratification there have been twenty-seven total amendments to the Constitution. The first ten were ratified at once and were known as the Bill of Rights. These added more rights to citizens individual rights. Whereas the actual Constitution sets up the way the government runs. In the end the United States decided on making a democratic republic. Like any other government it is not a pure democracy nor it is a true republic in the strictest sense of the definition....
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- Spring '08
- Government, Separation of Powers