The American dream is a unique constitutional experience and the US Constitution has so far held for 242 years
Washington, DC, July 5.– Americans celebrate the independence which falls on 4 July every year in the grandest form surpassing all other celebrations. It represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of an independent nation which eclipsed into a major economic and military power in the world. Not only did America become an iconic country, it also introduced its system of governance across the world. The American dream is a unique constitutional experience and the US Constitution has so far held for 242 years. This is a truly unique constitution that guarantees the freedoms of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness to all Americans.
The founding fathers of America attempted to create a government that was rooted in liberal and democratic values. The underlying rational of the American Revolution was liberty. Founders realised that once the government is elected it must have the wherewithal to run the government. It was therefore imperative that the government must be elected by a popular vote.
The basic foundation of the American Government is expounded in the preamble to the Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Citizen participation in American democracy
The American Government has evolved over the years which is even more of a participatory democracy than was first anticipated by the Founders when they established a government ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people’, as described by President Abraham Lincoln. The American constitution bestows upon American citizens with some basic constitutional responsibilities which accompany citizenship, such as obeying laws and paying taxes, the citizen is also afforded a wide range of rights and opportunities to influence the making of public policy by the Government ...
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