In the Beginning

Karlan, Pamela S.
September 2010
Boston Review;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p7
Academic Journal
This article discusses the preservation of the U.S. Constitution and the formal amendments that reshaped the fundamental law through the years since its development in 1787. It explores the principles the surround the Constitution including liberty, equality and opportunity. It highlights the factors which triggered its maintenance for several years since its establishment including Supreme Court decisions, legislative amendments and the changes of understanding on some popular terms. It also offers information on the Constitution's Second, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments and the changes that they had brought in the country.


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