What is the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?
Declaration of Independence, signed in 1776, was pretty much just what it says it was. A formal declaration by the original 13 colonies that they would now be independent of King George and Great Britain. Except for being persuasive authority as to the intent of the framers, the Declaration of Independence is NOT the law of the land. On the other hand, the Constitution was adopted in 1789 and is the principal law of the United States federalist system - and it is the law from which all other laws in the United States is derived. If an individual state passes a law, it has to conform to the United States Constitution. If the Congress passes a law, it must also be in conformity with the minimum Constitutional guarantees of liberty or risk being struck down by the courts as being unconstitutional. (See Marbury v. Madison)
The primary difference in purposes between The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution is that The Declaration of Independence stated the citizens of the newly forming US would be free from external ownership and outside governing by the British, while The US Constitution outlined how the citizens of the US would govern themselves.
The US Constitution established rules for the US government, while the Declaration of Independence did not. The Declaration (1776) only stated that the states were no longer ruled by Britain, while the Constitution (1789) established the governmental framework for the independent nation, replacing the ineffective Articles of Confederation (1781).
The Constitution was written way after the Declaration. The Constitution was written to replace the Articles of Confederation, which was causing all the colonists to revolt and fight each other. The Declaration was to declare Independence from the rule of King George of Great Britain. The Constitution is centuries old, but the Declaration is a lot older.
What is the difference between the declaration of independence and declaration of the rights of woman and the female citizen?
It never was in the Declaration, but the constitution. The Declaration was an open letter to the king giving the reasons why the colonies were declaring independence. There is almost 10 years difference in when they were written and slavery really wasn't an issue in 1789. A majority of the men writing the constitution were slave owners and were only concerned about the population of slaves in southern states. It was an issue of political…