What limitations does the US Constitution place on the federal government?
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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.
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.
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The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. However, it wasn't until September 17, 1787 that the Constitution was ratified. Before the Constitution there was another document in place called the Articles of Confederation, but they failed since they limited the power of the federal government so much that they could not properly function or get anything done.