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Preamble
Preamble

  • “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense,promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”


Article i legislative branch
Article ILegislative Branch

  • Section 1 – Legislative Power, the Congress

  • Section 2 – House of Representatives

  • Section 3 – Senate

  • Section 4 – Elections and Meetings

  • Section 5 – Legislative Proceedings


Article i legislative department
Article ILegislative Department

  • Section 6 – Compensation, Immunities, and Disabilities of Members

  • Section 7 – Revenue Bills; President’s Veto

  • Section 8 – Powers of Congress

  • Section 9 – Powers Denied to Congress

  • Section 10 – Powers Denied to States


Article ii executive department
Article IIExecutive Department

  • Section 1 – Executive Power; The President; Term; Election: Qualifications; Compensation; Oath of Office

  • Section 2 – President’s Powers and Duties

  • Section 3 – President’s Powers and Duties

  • Section 4 – Impeachment


Article iii judicial department
Article IIIJudicial Department

  • Section 1 – Judicial Power; Courts; Terms of Office

  • Section 2 – Jurisdiction

  • Section 3 – Treason


Article iv relations among the states
Article IVRelations Among the States

  • Section 1 – Full Faith and Credit

  • Section 2 – Privileges and Immunities of Citizens

  • Section 3 – New States, Territories

  • Section 4 – Protection Afforded to States by the Nation


Article v provisions for amendment
Article VProvisions for Amendment

  • Amendments can be proposed in two ways: by a two-thirds vote in each house of Congress, or by a national convention called by congress at the request of two-thirds of State legislatures.

  • Amendments may be ratified in one of two ways: by three-fourths of the State legislatures, or by three-fourths of the States in conventions called for that purpose.


Article vi public debts supremacy of national law oath
Article VIPublic Debts; Supremacy of National Law; Oath

  • Section 1 – Validity of Debts

  • Section 2 – Supremacy of National Law

  • Section 3 – Oaths of Office


Article vii ratification of constitution
Article VIIRatification of Constitution

  • The ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same.

  • Signed on September 17, 1787.


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