(Answered) POLI330N 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.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


The United States contains 4,400 words. It is not only the oldest written Constitution in the world but also the shortest. Its fleeting nature makes it highly vague. The reason why the founders created it vaguely was to make it flexible enough to serve even the generations that followed. Centuries later, the Constitution remains applicable today. This is also one of its main advantages. It remains relevant since its vagueness makes it easy for courts to interpret it within the emerging circumstances (Whitman, 2019). Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5