What is a Constitution?

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What, generally, is a constitution?
An authoritative set of rules
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What do these rules establish?
The role, powers and functions of the institutions of government
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What are the institutions of government?
Legislature (Congress), Executive (The Presidency), Judiciary (The Supreme Court)
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What can a constitution regulate?
The relationships between the institutions and relationships between the relationship between the state and its citizens
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What kind of constitution is the US constitution?
Codified
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What does this mean?
It is written down in one place
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