Constitution forms a fundamental aspect of any democratic government. It is a document from which laws governing a particular country are stipulated. It also contains the rights of citizens of a nation and highlights the importance of upholding them. The constitution was drafted with the sole purpose of ensuring that the citizens are protected from any form of abuse and that they enjoy the privileges bestowed upon them.
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Despite the fact that he opposed slavery, he did not do much to make changes while they were drafting the final document of the constitution. Justice Marshall points out the failure of the constitution to address the contemporary issues in society such as racism. Abraham Lincoln however also states the need to live together as one. He is not portrayed as being openly critical of the constitution.
Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln’s Second inaugural Address .4Q, 2013.
Marshall, Thurgood. “Reflections on the bicentennial of the United States Constitution.Harv.L.Rev.101(1987):1