Helms School of Government
Government: Politics and Policy
Constitution, U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court, Law, Government, Interpretation, America
Common Law | Constitutional Law | Courts | Judges | Jurisprudence | Legal History | Supreme Court of the United States
Longo, Joseph, "An Analysis of the Competing Views on the Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 1030.
This thesis will examine the competing interpretations of the United States Constitution and the different effects these interpretations would have on the American government and legal systems. By examining legal precedents and different philosophical views, the varying interpretations will be examined and put through real-world scenarios. The founding of America was over 200 years ago, but philosophical views throughout history shall be used in the understanding of the different interpretations and real-world consequences. The thesis will not claim that one interpretation is proper and the perfect one for the United States, rather it will challenge each view in an attempt to understand the best possible interpretation for the American people, government, and legal systems.