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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 7 years ago

What is one difference and one similarity with the United States Constitution and the California Constitution?

In 200 words or more describe the similarities and differences. For those smart people is it possible to not use big words because im in the 9th grade and my instructor would know I didn't do it all myself because he knows because high vocabulary

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  • 7 years ago
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    United States Constitutional protections apply to state law by means of the Fourteenth Amendment. As such, California government and its Constitution are prohibited from violating fundamental rights provided by the United States Constitution. Structurally, the United States Constitution including it’s amendments provides citizens basic rights and the California Constitution elaborates with additional protections in ways that the federal Constitution does not. The state of California is afforded the right to provide these additional protections and laws as long as they do not violate the over-arching United States Constitution.

    California courts have understood the state Constitution as providing greater protections for certain rights than the federal constitution. For example, the Federal Constitution does not always protect owners against unintended physical damage to private property, even where the government is clearly responsible. By contrast, courts recognize that the state and her municipalities may incur liability for reasonably foreseeable damages caused to private property during the course of public works projects, even if the damages were unintended

    CALIFORNIA HAS SPECIFIC CONSTITUTIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SUCH FUNDAMENTAL STATE RESPONSIBILITIES AS EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION, MARRIAGE, ENERGY, AND WATER. THE STATE CONSTITUTION HAS GREATER DETAIL ON MANAGING SUCH MATTERS, WHEREAS THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION IS A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR OPERATING THE GOVERNMENT

    The California Constitution is similar in many ways to the United States Constitution. Example of this is; Article III California Constitution divided State Government into three branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, the same as the U.S. Constitution. ("Teachergenius", 2012).

    There also are many differences between the two Constitutions. First; the California Constitution allows the Governor to line veto bills that have been submitted for approval, this means that the governor can accept some parts of the bill and delete other parts, and the President of the United States can only veto the entire bill. ("National Constitution Center", 2012).

    Second difference is; the Lieutenant Governor, which is equivalent to the U.S. Vice President, is elected by the voters separately from the State Governor, according to Article V (Executive Department). In the U.S. Constitution the President and Vice President run on the same ticket together and are elected by the electoral as a pair. ("National Constitution Center", 2012).

    The third difference is that within the judicial branch of the California Government (Article VI Judicial Department), Judges are elected by the people, and have term limits of 12 years. In the U.S. Constitution; Supreme Court Judges are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Congress, and serve lifetime appointm

  • 7 years ago

    In the California Constitution everyone has the right to be copasetic.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I have a suggestion how about dropping out and go get a job at mcdonalds instead of making us do you homework.

  • Lizzy
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Why would we do your homework for you.Ask your parents

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