(Solution) Poli 330N Week 3 Discussion: Our Constitution

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapters 4, 5
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
Why is our Constitution vague? What are the pros and cons of having a constitution that is written vaguely? Pick a “vague’ portion of the US Constitution. Has this vagueness in terminology been problematic or helpful? Provide historical examples. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source.


The United States Constitution comprises of 4,543 words. This makes it a considerably small document considering the power it yields over the country. Moreover, it is the reason why it remains vague in the midst of a wide array of legal issues. The Supreme Court holds the power to interpret the Constitution (Whitman,2019). Unlike federal laws, the Constitution is rather rigid. It is rather difficult to change of modify its provisions. A vague constitution is one that is imprecise. At the time of its ratification, vagueness was employed to win the majority’s support. It was also necessary to ensure that the Constitution was flexible to accommodate changes necessary for the national interest. There are two advantages of a vague constitution. First, it…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5