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What is the oldest written constitution still in use today?
Sort of a trick question. The US Constitution is the oldest constitution still in use that has not been ratified (not to be confused with amended), but San Marino has had the Statutes of 1600 since, well, 1600. It added the Declaration of Citizens Rights in 1974.
SO, the answer according to how you asked could be either US or San Marino
SO, the answer according to how you asked could be either US or San Marino
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Massachusetts constitution is the oldest written constitution in force anywhere in the world today.
Yes! Its not an old 18th century relic that you learn in history. The constitution is literally the "bible" of the United States. It tells how Congress works and the powers …of the Senate and the House, it tells us the powers and limitations of the president, and the jobs of the judiciary branch. It rules our country! Do we still have a president? yes. Do we still have a Senate and House of Representatives? Indeed we do! Do we have courts today? Of course - then there wouldn't be lawyers! It gives us our rights! It defines the United States of America!
Yes and no, it depends in what state you live. For example if you live in states like New York, you don't have a 2nd and 4th amendment. But in freedom loving states for examp…le Texas, Louisiana and Arizona you are guaranteed all the rights that the constitution guarantees.
The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the oldest constitution still in effect today. The constitution states that "The end of the institution, maintenance, …and administration of government, is to secure the existence of the body politic, to protect it, and to furnish the individuals who compose it with the power of enjoying in safety and tranquillity their natural rights, and the blessings of life: and whenever these great objects are not obtained, the people have a right to alter the government, and to take measures necessary for their safety, prosperity and happiness.
the United States constitution
All the worlds a stage. To be or no to be, that is the question. Make a virtue of necessity. MORE: From MacBeth- All our yesterdays Bear a charmed life Be-all and th…e end-all Come what come may (Come what may) Crack of doom Knock, knock, who's there? Milk of human kindness One fell swoop Something Wicked this way comes A sorry sight What's done is done Double, double, toil and trouble From Hamlet- Neither a borrower nor a lender be Conscience does make cowards of us all The lady doth protest too much, methinks. The dog will have his day In my heart of hearts In my mind's eye Infinite space Though this be madness, yet there is a method in it (There's a method to my madness) Ministering angel More in sorrow than in anger Murder most foul Own flesh and blood Sick at heart Sweets to the sweet There's the rub This mortal coil To thine own self be true From Taming of the Shrew- Break the ice Refuse to budge an inch Cold comfort Kill with kindness Bedazzled Eyesore From Twelfth Night- Improbable fiction Laugh yourself into stitches Out of the jaws of death Hob-nob Malignancy From Romeo & Juliet- Star-crossed lovers Parting is such sweet sorrow A plague on both your houses Violent delights have violent ends What's in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Wild-goose chase Bump Uncomfortable Fool's paradise From Othello- One that loved not wisely but too well Pomp and circumstance Thereby hangs a tale Wear my heart upon my sleeve Foregone conclusion Jealousy is a green eyed monster Neither here nor there
Depending on what constitutes a written constitution and what doesn't, the question as to what country has the world's oldest written constitution is of great debate since the…re is no clear answer. Although San Marino is the world's oldest constitutional republic still in existence whereby its laws were established in 1600, the Constitution of San Marino may or may not be classified as the world's oldest since in effect, documents dating from the year 1600 were statutes and neither in the form of what is considered a traditional constitution in format. These statutes written in 1600 were known as the Leges Statutae Republicae Sancti Marini which consisted of six books. Likewise, the Declaration of Civil Rights was not ratified and approved until 1974. Therefore, the Constitution of San Marino as is debated, is not derived from one clear or single written source. Another serious contender for the world's oldest written constitution would be the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, drafted in the Colony of Connecticut in 1638. Although a written and codified constitution, it has been out of use for almost 400 years. Contrary to belief, the United Kingdom does not have a codified or written constitution. Likewise, the Magna Carta, signed by King John in 1215, is not a written constitution as it is a legal charter. The English Bill of Rights, ratified by an act of Parliament in 1689, is not a written constitution since it is in statutory form. Also, the British Constitution in its current form and for that matter, English Common Law, is not derived from a single source which can be identified as a written constitution. The Corsican Constitution, drawn up, written in Italian, and ratified in 1755, may very well be the world's oldest written constitution since like the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut which came before it, was codified. However, like the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, the Corsican Constitution is no longer in use or in effect today. The Swedish Constitution of 1772, was also a written and codified constitution like those used in Connecticut and Corsica. However, like those constitutions, the Swedish Constitution of 1772 is no longer used or in effect today. As another strong contender as the world's oldest written constitution, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts drafted and adopted its state constitution in 1780. The Constitution of Massachusetts, as a single source and as a written constitution, is the oldest of all 50 state constitutions in the United States which is still in use and in effect today. The Articles of Confederation, drafted on November 15, 1777 and ratified by the Second Continental Congress on March 1, 1781, was the first written and codified constitution of the United States. However, the Articles of Confederation is no longer in use as it was thus replaced by the second and final constitution which came thereafter. Stemming from and advocated in 85 articles known as the Federalist Papers which were written in the years 1787 and 1788, the United States Constitution might be the world's oldest written constitution for the valid reason that it is the world's only constitution still in effective use that is derived from one single source unlike all other constitutions around the world which claim to have been written before it. Drafted on September 17, 1787 by the Framers and ratified on June 21, 1788 at the Philadelphia Convention, the United States Constitution as a single source and codified. is also the world's shortest constitution.
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The union of hydrogen and oxygen (water).
Ford of course.
San Marino, whose constitution was put into place in 1600, has the oldest surviving constitution in the world.
The oldest synagogue which has been used continuously in the fifty states would be Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. However, there are several older synagogues in the… Caribbean which have also been in continuous use. The oldest of those inside of current United States territory is in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Note: When the synagogues were built Rhode Island and the US Virgin Islands were in British and Dutch control respectively. The Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, is the oldest Jewish house of worship on the North American mainland that is still standing and in use today. (1759)
The Republic of San Marino, which has a Constitution dating from 1600 AD.