Constitutions and Government

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Constitutions and Government 12:29 Constitution- plan that provides the rules for government Sets out ideas for states Defines gov powers and duties Supreme law for the country Supreme Court Justices are immune to political interference, due to rule for life. Most are written US Constitution is oldest written today Great Britten’s is unwritten due to hundreds of years of customs and laws Purposes of Constitution- 1. limits power of private individuals
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Unformatted text preview: gun control, alcohol age, voting age 2. limits power of national gov soldiers can’t be in homes, can’t impose religion 3. What benefits come from a nation having a written constitution? slander- false info damaging reputation (verbal) libel- false info damaging reputation (published) First amendment rights-speech-religion-press-partition against gov-assembly Martial Law:gov can suspend rights during war...
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course ECON 1011 taught by Professor Bob during the Spring '11 term at Bob Jones University.

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