Why is the Constitution important to the US?
The Constitution is important for a great number of reasons, primarily because it was the document that founded our government, it was the basis of what would form the United States, and amazingly because it was so well crafted that here we are over 200 years later and we are still using the exact same document to run our country.
It is important because it outlines all of our rights as citizens. It gives a complete list of all the things that we can do, and the rights that we have.
The Constitution, and its amendments protects us from each other, and it protects us from our own government. It protects us from wrongful prosecution, incriminating ourselves, and assures our right to speech, our right to bear arms, and our right to freedom of religion.