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The Bill of Rights, and all amendments, are part of the Constitution of the United States. I think there are several reasons the Constitution has lasted so long. The men who wrote our Constitution were well versed in law and politics. They realized that a Constitution is a guideline for government. They developed a document that could be changed with the times. They provided for a system of government, federalism, that took into account the powers of the state with a national government that respected states' rights but also allowed for the national government to be the supreme law of the land. It also created a division of national powers between three separate, yet equal, branches of government, each with specific jobs yet with the power to control the power of the other two branches so that there would be no domination by one branch over another. Cooperation was also written into the Constitution. But perhaps most important, the rights of the citizens where protected.

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