The Constitution of the United States of America

Description

The Constitution of the United States of America, adopted on 17 September 1787 and ratified in the course of 1788, lays down the basic political and legal order of the USA. It provides for a federal republic in the form of a presidential system.

The constitution was drafted by delegates from twelve of the thirteen founding states of the USA, who met at the Philadelphia Convention. It replaced the previous confederation articles and established a strong central power with a president, who is both head of state and government. At the same time, it prescribes a separation of powers known as "checks and balances", in which the organs of government, legislation and jurisdiction act separately from each other and control each other through far-reaching interlocking. Like the separation of powers, other constitutional principles also originate from political concepts that were developed and disseminated in the Age of Enlightenment, including the Bill of Rights as a binding catalogue of fundamental rights and the commitment to law and order

The Constitution of the United States of America. Hardcover in a slipcase, 218 pages, 38 x 53 mm, Miniaturbuchverlag Leipzig 2015.

The Constitution of the United States of America
Price: €24.80
Incl. 7% Tax


OR