In English-speaking countries , the term most often refers corporation forms a group commercial property , where the company is legally considered a legal person ( principle of " Business corporation ").
There are more than a century , this status has allowed the United States to groups of people gathered in " corporation " to benefit the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (ratified in 1868 ) , originally intended to be end slavery ( at the end of the Civil War ) by prohibiting any person is deprived of his liberty .
Before that U.S. corporations should comply more strictly with state regulations or government imposed limits in terms of tax revenue, duration and / or type of transaction , amount of capitalization , rights and duties (via a charter signed between the company and the authority Government or State). In addition, the holder of a corporation had to ban hold another

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