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ARTICLE 1
   The Legislative Branch
 
1. A Two-House Legistlature
 
2. House of Representatives
  1. Election of Members
  2. Qualifications
  3. Determining Representation
  4. Filling Vacancies
  5. Selection of Officers; Power of Impeachment
 
3. The Senate
  1.Selection of Members
  2. Alternating Terms; Filling Vacancies
  3. Qualifications
  4. President of the Senate
  5. Election of Senate Officers
  6. Impeachment Trials
  7. Penalties Upon Conviction
 
4. Elections and Meetings
  1. Election of Congress
  2. Annual Sessions
 
5. Rules of Conduct of Business
  1. Organization
  2. Procedures
  3. A Written Record
  4. Rules of Adjournment
 
6. Privileges and Restrictions
  1. Salaries and Immunities
  2. Restrictions on Other Employment
 
7. Law-Making Process
  1. Tax and Bills
  2. How a Bill Becoms a Law
  3. Resolutions Passed by Congress
 
8. Powers Delegated to Congress
  1. Taxes
  2. Borrowing
  3. Commerce
  4. Naturalization; Bankruptcy
  5. Coins; Weights; Measures
  6. Counterfeiting
  7. Post Offices
  8. Copyrights; Patents
  9. Federal Courts
  10. Piracy
  11. Declarations of War
  12. Army
  13. Navy
  14. Rules for the Military
  15. Militia
  16. Rules for the Militia
  17. National Capital
  18. Necessary Laws
 
9.Powers Declined to the Federal Government
  1. The Slave Trade
  2. Writ of Habeas Corpus
  3. Bills of Attainer and Ex Post Facto Laws
  4. Apportionment of Direct Taxes
  5. Taxes on Exports
  6. Special Preference for Trade
  7. Spending
  8. Creation of Titles of Nobility
 
10. Powers Denied to the States
  1.Unconditional Prohibitions
  2. Powers Conditionally Denied
  3. Other Denied Powers

 

ARTICLE 2

  The Executive Branch

 

Article 2 talks about elections, the President, the President's right's, the oath of office, and removal from the office.

 

1. President and Vice-President

  1.Cheif Executive

  2. Selection of Electors

  3. Electoral College Procedures

  4. Time of Elections

  5.Qualifications for President

  6. Presidential Succession

  7. Salary

  8. Oath of Office

 

2. Powers of the President

  1. Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces

  2. Making Treaties and Nominations

  3. Temporary Appointments

 

3. Duties

 

4. Impeachment and Removal from Office

 

 

ARTICLE 3

  The Judicial Branch

 

1. Federal Courts

 

2. Jurisdiction of Federal Courts

  1. Scope of Judicial Power

  2. The Supreme Court

  3. Trial by Jury

 

3. Treason

  1. Definition

  2. Punishment

 

 

ARTICLE 4

  Relations Among the States

 

1. Official Records and Acts

 

2. Privileges of Citizens

  1. Privileges

  2. Extradition

  3. Return of Fugitive Slaves

 

3. New States and Territories

  1. New States

  2. Federal Lands

 

4. Guarantees to the States

 

 

ARTICLE 5

  Amending the Constitution

 

 

ARTICLE 6

  National Supremacy

 

1. Prior Public Debts

 

2. Supreme Law of the Land

 

3. Oaths of Office

 

 

ARTICLE 7

  Ratification

 

 

We the people...

"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."
   -The Preamble, the U.S. Constitution