Group 2  Alice Maninang    Janel RoxasMary Ann Santiago Antonio Delgado
What is Cha-cha?
A constitution is the fundamental law of the   land.It may be a written instrument or a precise   text or series of texts ...
Constitution                            Statute• Deals with fundamental             • Pertains to specific subjects princi...
Rigid constitution – one that is difficult to  amend, because the process is a formal one  Ex: US and Phl constitutionsFle...
Written constitution – one that is formally enacted in one/several written instrument/s Ex: Constitution of the Third Fren...
1.   Customs and traditions2.   Parliamentary statutes3.   Treaties4.   Royal grants5.   Judicial decisions and commentaries
Greek city-states – put their basic government document into written formAthens – made eleven constitutions between 624 – ...
FRANCE, 1791SPAIN, 1812NORWAY, 1814DENMARK, 1815NETHERLANDS, 1815PORTUGAL, 1822BELGIUM, 1831
ITALY, 1848SWITZERLAND, 1848AUSTRIA, 1861SWEDEN, 1866GERMAN EMPIRE, 18711ST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC, 1899CHINESE REPUBLIC, 1911
Constitutions Enforced in the Philippines prior to the Malolos Constitution: 1812 Cadiz Constitution 1869 Spanish Consti...
1.   Broad in its scope2.   Brief in its content3.   Definite in its principles
CONSTITUTIONALISM It is a doctrine or principle which describes  and supports a constitution as the supreme  law of the l...
 Ratifiedby viva voce Some provisions were never implemented Most amended written constitution in the  world (38 amendm...
1.   Preamble2.   Definition of national territory3.   Definition of citizenship4.   Bill of Rights5.   Method of suffrage...
Processes by which a written constitution  grows with time:1. Statutory legislations2. Usage3. Judicial interpretation4. F...
Con-Con vs. Con-Ass
1.   By a constitutional convention2.   By legislative action3.   By legislative action and submission to the     electora...
ADVANTAGES:1. Definiteness2. StabilityDISADVANTAGES:1. Rigidity2. May not adapt itself to existing conditions
Prepared by:“Live to express, not to impress.”
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The constitution

  1. 1. Group 2 Alice Maninang Janel RoxasMary Ann Santiago Antonio Delgado
  2. 2. What is Cha-cha?
  3. 3. A constitution is the fundamental law of the land.It may be a written instrument or a precise text or series of texts enacted at a given time by a sovereign power; or it may be the result of a series of legislative acts, ordinances, judicial decisions, precedents, and customs.
  4. 4. Constitution Statute• Deals with fundamental • Pertains to specific subjects principles of a general nature regarding the government• Made by an extraordinary • Made by ordinary legislature body of men chosen especially for the very purpose of drafting a constitution• Promulgated to meet not only • Passed to cope only with present but also future present conditions conditions
  5. 5. Rigid constitution – one that is difficult to amend, because the process is a formal one Ex: US and Phl constitutionsFlexible constitution – relatively easy to amend Ex: British constitution
  6. 6. Written constitution – one that is formally enacted in one/several written instrument/s Ex: Constitution of the Third French RepublicUnwritten constitution – one that has not been reduced into a single written document Ex: British Constitution
  7. 7. 1. Customs and traditions2. Parliamentary statutes3. Treaties4. Royal grants5. Judicial decisions and commentaries
  8. 8. Greek city-states – put their basic government document into written formAthens – made eleven constitutions between 624 – 404 BCUS constitution – the first modern written charter, ratified on May 29, 1790
  9. 9. FRANCE, 1791SPAIN, 1812NORWAY, 1814DENMARK, 1815NETHERLANDS, 1815PORTUGAL, 1822BELGIUM, 1831
  10. 10. ITALY, 1848SWITZERLAND, 1848AUSTRIA, 1861SWEDEN, 1866GERMAN EMPIRE, 18711ST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC, 1899CHINESE REPUBLIC, 1911
  11. 11. Constitutions Enforced in the Philippines prior to the Malolos Constitution: 1812 Cadiz Constitution 1869 Spanish Constitution Biak-na-bato constitution, 1897
  12. 12. 1. Broad in its scope2. Brief in its content3. Definite in its principles
  13. 13. CONSTITUTIONALISM It is a doctrine or principle which describes and supports a constitution as the supreme law of the land. It upholds the constitution as an instrument that provides a system of effective restraints upon political power
  14. 14.  Ratifiedby viva voce Some provisions were never implemented Most amended written constitution in the world (38 amendments) Most controversial constitution in Philippine history
  15. 15. 1. Preamble2. Definition of national territory3. Definition of citizenship4. Bill of Rights5. Method of suffrage and elections for government officials6. Structure and functions of the government7. Method of amending the constitution8. Date of effectivity
  16. 16. Processes by which a written constitution grows with time:1. Statutory legislations2. Usage3. Judicial interpretation4. Formal amendment
  17. 17. Con-Con vs. Con-Ass
  18. 18. 1. By a constitutional convention2. By legislative action3. By legislative action and submission to the electorate4. By legislative action and submission to local governments for approval5. By initiative
  19. 19. ADVANTAGES:1. Definiteness2. StabilityDISADVANTAGES:1. Rigidity2. May not adapt itself to existing conditions
  20. 20. Prepared by:“Live to express, not to impress.”

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