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external image moz-screenshot.pngThe definition of the word ideal is a conception of something in its absolute perfection. The constitution represents the word ideal in a few ways. First, the constitution is supposedly the ideal form of government. This is because it draws its power from the people, not just the wealthy. Second, it sets up the government in an ideal way. By this I refer to separation of powers and checks and balances. They keep the government stable and prevent a monarchy. I also refer to how the constitution gives a fair amount of power to the state governments as well as the federal.

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This image represents the constitution because it is an ideal balance. Each one of the balls represents on of the branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. These three branches are all equal and they balance each other through checks and balances. If one ball were to fall, they all would. This is also true in government.

A constitution quote is the preamble. "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." The preamble was written by Gouverneur Morris but Roger Sherman, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and all the other framers contributed to it. This quote has to do with ideal because the preamble talk about forming a more perfect union. As ideal can be a synonym for perfect, this quote is very relevant to how ideal the constitution is. This quote means that all the states must work together and that the constitution is a unfinished experiment.