um....i think its that the gov ................gave a choice 2 the people
um...i think im a dumbasss...the answer above is wrongg!!!
To place limitations on what the central Federal government could and could not do. The Bill of Rights specifically states things that the government CANNOT do. At the time the Constitution was created, people were afraid that the central government would be too powerful. P.S.- they were correct!
There are many. 1 is the government cannot veto state laws.
By no means- but it DID place specific limits on what the Federal government could NOT do.
There was no government in place until the Constitution was ratified.
No, it would be illegal for the federal government to place such a restriction but not for smaller units of government to do so. This is assuming that you are referring to the United States' constitution and not a particular state. Powers not specifically taken by the federal government in the Constitution are granted to the states. This power is typically allowed to roll downhill to counties, towns, and even subdivisions.
There is no fear of people in the constitution. The constitution is a framework for government and tells congress and the president how government is to be established. Fear is an emotion that in a society has no place nor does a government have emotions.
None of the branches of government as they now exist were in place at the time the Constitution was signed. When it was "signed", if that means approved by the Constitutional Convention and sent to the states for ratification. Until the Constitution was actually ratified by the requisite number of states, they continued to operate under the prior Articles of Confederation. Congress was a single house body. There was no President and no federal judiciary.
The federal government does not tax state and local governments and tax-exempt organizations such as churches and charities.
As a nation, our first government was established at the end of the revolution via a document called the Articles of Confederation; but it didn't work too well, so the US Constitution was adopted in its place.
The constitution does not give the federal govt. the power to set suffrage qualifications.
Political systems with federal and state governments are federalist. In other words, there is a vertical divison of powe.In the United States, the state government has all of the powers invested to it in the Constitution, specifically in Article IV. The state governments also have any powers that are not explicitly given to the federal government in the Constitution.By contrast, the federal government has those powers delegated to it in Article I.Questions of federal versus state government have dominated American politics for centuries. When the Constitution was being ratified, James Madison (among others) wrote the Federalist Papers supporting a strong federal government. Alexander Hamilton was also a strong supporter of federalism. Thomas Jefferson, on the other and, supported strong state governments.Today, a lot of people argue that the Civil War was a fight for state sovereignty. In the 1960s, Jim Crow laws also raised questions about the place of the federal and state governments in the lives of citizens. In 2009, the Arizona immigration law again raised the question, showing that the line between federal and state responsibility is a hazy one.
No place in the constitution has evolutionary thinking. The constitution is a secular framework for government.
freedom of speech and religion.
The two major factions were the Federalists and the anti-federalists. The Federalists argued in favor of a strong central government, one that would not have the weaknesses of the old Articles of Confederation, while the anti-federalists were all the people who were afraid that a strong federal government would trample on the freedoms and liberties of the citizens. According to the Federalists, the Constitution granted only a few specific powers to the Federal government, and the people wouldn't need to worry about the Federal government overstepping its authority and interfering with the liberties of the people. The anti-federalists worried that there was nothing in the Constitution to PREVENT the central government from usurping the authority of the people or of the several States. The Federalists compromised by agreeing to a Bill of Rights; specific guarantees that the Federal government could never violate. The anti-federalists agreed, and the Constitution was adopted with the Bill of Rights guaranteeing certain freedoms of the people and strict limits to the power of the Federal government. In the past 220 years, we have seen that the Federalists were terribly wrong, and that the anti-federalists were painfully right. The limits put in place by the Bill of Rights has been trampled, and the freedoms of the people have been usurped, and the "limits" on the powers of the Federal government have been routinely ignored. Senators and Representatives in the Federal government utterly ignore their Constitutional limits, and since the Constitution included no provisions for its own enforcement, there is nothing to stop power-hungry legislators from doing whatever they please.
To place limits on the power of the Federal government. If you read them carefully, they say what the government CANNOT do.
The primary purpose of constitutions are to place in writing the powers and limitations of a central government. In some undemocratic nations, they have a constitution that promises many rights of citizens, however, these are false, and the people usually have few freedoms.
No. It is a federal district (Spanish: distrito federal) which belongs to the federation and is the place where the Mexican Federal Government is located. It is the equivalent to Washington DC in the United States.
I'm assuming you mean the American government. Washington, DC
The original US Constitution was finished on September 17, 1787. The Government began operating under the Constitution on March 4, 1789
The Framers of the US Constitution were divided concerning how much power it would give to the federal government. One group called the federalists pushed for a strong government. The anti-federalists feared for their basic civil liberties. The agreement was made to place the Bill of Rights in the new constitution. These were ten citizen rights ranging from the freedom of speech to a fair trial by a jury of one's peers.