The Constitution provided an official set of rules for the United States of America. The Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation because the government that was established was not strong enough to govern the new nation. Prior to the Constitution being written, individual states had their own rules for their citizens. The Constitution along with its articles and amendments set a precedent for America and its future.
The constitution is the longest surviving written document of government. The first three words “We the People” shows that the United States exists to protect its citizens. The Constitution, due to its old age, is very difficult to read because the text is faded. The document is written in very elegant script all throughout with only the beginning of the preamble and the article followed by its corresponding number being in a bolder script. The document itself has wrinkles on the paper along the top probably from how many times it was rolled up. There are also slight round blotches most likely caused by smeared ink.
The Constitution talks about the responsibilities of the three main parts of government: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. The preamble explains the reason for the Constitution and defines the power of the government. The preamble uses a type of English that is rarely seen today. It uses vocabulary not familiar to many people and is very formal. It goes on into the first article of the Constitution which has ten sections. The first section states that the federal government will be divided into three branches. It also consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Article one describes how the Legislative Branch and how the U.S Congress makes the laws for the United States.
Article two discusses the Executive Branch which includes the president, vice president, cabinet, and departments under the cabinet secretaries. Section one provided the title of the chief executive and described how long the presidential term would be. However, it did not address the topic of reelection. The Constitution established an electoral college as a compromise between the election of the president and the election by Congress. The selection of the electors was left to the States. According to the Constitution no senator, representative, or person...