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Look to the amendments to find the changes to the constitution.

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Q: What are two examples of how the constitution has both endured and changed since it was ratified?
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Why has the constitution been able to adapt to change?

The constitution has endured because it is updated from time to time depending on the time period. The people who update the Constitution update it using research about the modern time. Hopes this helps.

What is one reason the constitution has endured for more than two hundred years?

In my opinion, two reasons. It divides the sum total of all governmental powers and distributes them among three separate branches giving each some power over the other so that no one branch becomes all powerful. The second, and more important, is that we have good men and women who are willing to abide by rules set up in the Constitution rather than trying to take on all governmental power the way a dictator would.

Which statement accurately reflects George Washington's role as commander of the Continental Army?

He endured terrible hardships with his men and won a great victory at Yorktown.

What The Founding Fathers focused heavily on unalienable rights being guaranteed by the new US government because of?

abuses Americans endured as a colony of Great Britain.

Why has the constitution endured for more than 200 years?

I think this is a very tough question, but the answer might shed light on how to craft documents today that will stand the test of time. My own opinion is that, when it was being written, the men doing so had their eyes focused way down the road. Note the words "...blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity..." in the Preamble (I'm currently reading "The American Sphinx," which is an investigation into the mind and values of Thomas Jefferson. Strangely, he believed strongly that one generation could not bind the next one, a concept bordering on anarchy every 20 years or so. Fortunately, his views did not prevail, although given the current debt we are heaping on our progeny, maybe he got it right!). They certainly had differences between the states to consider (e.g. slavery) in order to even get started, however the overall tone and language of the Constitution is one of setting up administrative bodies composed of people, and creating procedures and constraints by and under which those bodies will operate. The Founding Dads knew that, for the Republic to endure, its Constitution had to endure well into the future too, and that they could not predict the issues and problems that would be encountered and actually prescribe rational solutions to them. Consequently, throughout the document and the amendments, you will find phrases such as: The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. In essence, they drafted a Constitution that set up political structures populated by people who were elected (OK, sort of) by the entire (well, not exactly) population to represent them. They prescribed how these structures were to operate and interact, and placed prohibitions on certain fundamental actions (mainly in the Bill of Rights -- the Constitution itself is remarkably devoid of "Thou shalt not" language). They divided responsibilities between these institutions to assure that one or the other could not dominate the process. And they then placed responsibility for the resolution of all future issues, needs, and problems facing the Republic in the hands of those elected representatives at the time they were needed, subject to the procedures and structure laid out in their document. And, except for the fundamental concepts of freedom, liberty, and what we now loosely call "democracy," the Constitution steers well clear of the philosophical and religious questions that seem to dominate today's thinking.

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Which religion did the constitution of 1824 name as the official state religion of Mexico?

Roman Catholicism. After the Reform Wars (1857-1861) the constitution was changed again to favor a secular state, which has endured to this date.

Why has the constitution been able to adapt to change?

The constitution has endured because it is updated from time to time depending on the time period. The people who update the Constitution update it using research about the modern time. Hopes this helps.

Explain How the Constitution has endured over 200 years?

There are two major reasons the Constitution of the United States has lasted so long. First, it can be amended so it can keep up as times change. Second, the Constitution is constantly being interpreted by the courts, and by the executive and legislative branches to enact laws that are "necessary and proper" for current conditions.

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What is the definition of fairly tolerable?

Tolerable means something that someone can bear. Something that is fairly tolerable can be endured, but it is not endured with extreme ease.

Is the word endure an adjective?

No, the word 'endure' is a verb (endure, endures, enduring, endured).The adjective forms are the present participle, enduring(an enduring principle); the past participle, endured(an endured treatment); and the adjective endurable(an endurable period of time).

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Why did Michael Rutledge's write Samuel's memory?

To remind people of the suffering American Indians endured on the Trail of Tears.

The Articles of Confederation were important MAINLY because they?

The Articles of Confederation were important because they were the first attempt at a body of laws created to govern the new United States. Ultimately, though, they did not last and were replaced by the US Constitution, which has endured since the 1780s.