U.S. Constitution the United States Thesis

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In cases of treason accusations, the testimony of two additional parties, or an open court testimony of the defendant is required: "No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court" (Section 3).

Democracy

- No national or international party is exempt from following the legislations and all those who break the laws will as such be trailed in front of the Supreme Court or other inferior courts: "The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; -- to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls; -- to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; -- to controversies to which the United States shall be a party; -- to controversies between two or more states; -- between a state and citizens of another state; -- between citizens of different states; -- between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects" (Section 2).

- the trails will occur in the state where the crime has occurred and the verdict will generally be established by a jury.

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Conclusions

The United States of America is by far the most important international power. Yet, one might wander as to the internal features which make it so successful. One answer in this direction could be offered by the existence and implementation of a strong constitution. The U.S. Constitution is organized into eight articles, each dealing with a different area of interest and organized into a varying number of sections. The first article presents information on the United States Congress; the second one deals with the executive branch whereas the third article presents information on the judiciary power within the state. Each of these three articles makes references to the three philosophical principles of liberty, equality and democracy. The emphasis on each principle varies from one article to the next.

References:

Ginsberg, B., Lowi, T.J., Weir, M., 2009, We the People: An Introduction to American Politics, 7th Edition, WW Norton & Co Inc., ISBN 0393932141

The United States Constitution, Retrieved from www.constitutioncenter.org/633876696043236250.pdf on September 14, 2009

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