Although most of us studied U.S. history and the Constitution when we were in school, we rarely think about it in connection with the laws that we follow on a daily basis. Indeed, knowledge about the Constitution and its Bill of Rights is important to understand how our legal system works. This is true for any country’s laws, so a quick review of how the system in the U.S. works is in order here. If you live in another country, try to substitute your country’s Constitution and rules of law for those in the U.S. Obviously, those countries who use a democratic form of government will be closer to the U.S. system than those who have another form of government.
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