Relying On Our Government


In this essay I will be talking about the constitution and the amendments. Throughout American history, constitution served as a key to America’s success in politics and economics. There have been some changes in constitution, and sometimes it has been used improperly. Many believe that constitution is not as powerful these days as it was before. I must say that U.S. constitution is the greatest compared to all other nations in the world, and America’s future depends on it. I never was a politician type of a person. I would always look at things positively, and hope for the better. But my research shows that America would have been even more successful it people like me were more in to politics, because things don’t just happen- some people make things happen- and people like me just live trough those things without knowing much.


I personally admire the 1st amendment of constitution which states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”. Equality and freedom is the key factory in American government, and that’s the biggest factor that attracts most immigrants to U.S. Freedom of speech and religion allows people to be free and fearless in many aspects. People that were born in U.S. are very fortunate because the have had the freedom that people of other country never even dreamed of. The bad thing is that most Americans take advantage of their freedom, don’t appreciate it as much, or just living their lives outside of the REAL world.


Freedom, the key word that brought a lot of controversy and dispute especially about slavery that has been around for many years, and is still around in some places in the world. Constitutionally America went through one of the most momentous revolutions in its time. The country was now torn apart over the idea that the south had the constitutional right to decide whether or not slavery should be allowed. The south believed that as is stated in the constitution any power not delegated to the national government is solemnly reserved for the states and the people. Never had an issue been so fiercely fought about that it took a nation to be torn in half and many thousands of lives lost until it was finally set right. Another prime example of this was that after the great civil war had been fought and the north declared the victors the government was almost in a state of anarchy.


There were arguments every about whether the government had true constitutional means to do anything about the civil rights of Blacks, how would the southern states be reintroduced into the union, should they use Lincolns 10% plan which would allow the rebel states representation once more after 10% of the voters of the 1860 election had sworn elegance to the union or the much harsher plan of the radical republicans which would only allow the states back into the union after 50% of the voters had sworn elegance and other much harsher circumstance had been completed? There were many disputes over how to handle each and every one of these issues that lead all the way to the presidency. The constitution was being used in ways that it never had been before, but through all this chaos and disarray it was the one thing that kept this country bound as a union. Without it we may have never survived the even more colossal social developments during this time period.
The Constitution’s basic principles are directly related to the long tradition of self-rule and religious tolerance in colonial and revolutionary America. Much evidence to support this claim can be found in the wording of the Constitution itself. Even the Preamble has an important idea that arose from the Revolutionary period. The first line of the Preamble states, “We the People of the United States...” This implies that the new government that was being formed derived its sovereignty from the people, which would serve to prevent it from becoming corrupt and disinterested in the people, as the