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 · The Legislative Branch
Section 1 · Legislative powers, general
Section 2 · The House of Representatives; How Chosen; Qualifications; Representatives, taxes, Apportionment; Enumeration; Vacancies; Choosing officers; Impeachment.
Section 3 · The Senate; How choosen; Qualifications; President of the Senate, voting; President pro temp, officers; Power to try impeachments; Impeachment of President.
Section 4 · Senate elections, Legislative sessions.
Section 5 · Membership, quorum, ajournments, rules; Power to punish or expel; the Journal.
Section 6 · Compensation, priviledges, disqualifications.
Section 7 · Origin of revenue bills; Veto, Override, Limits; Orders, concurrent resolutions, etc.
Section 8 · Specific Powers of Congress.
Section 9 · Migration or Importation of certain persons; Habious Corpus, Bills of attainder, etc; Taxes, aportionment; No Export duty; No commercial preference; Money, Treasury, etc.; No titler Nobility; Officers not to receive presents, etc.
Section 10 · States not to excersize certain powers.
Article II · The Executive Branch
Section 1 · President, term of office, electors, qualifications, succession, compensation; Oath of office.
Section 2 · President as Commander in Chief; the cabinet; power of pardon; power to treat; nomination of certian officers.
Section 3 · President, communicates to congress, may convene and ajourn congress, receives ambassadors, executes laws, commissions officers.
Section 4 · All civil offices forfeit for certain crimes.
Article III · The Judicial Branch
Section 1 · Powers, Tenure, Compensation.
Section 2 · Judicial powers enumerated; Jurisdiction of Supreme Court; appellate jurisdiction; Trial by jury, placement of trials.
Section 3 · Treason, defined, proof required, punishment for.
Article IV · State relationships, Provisions of Union.
Section 1 · Each state to respect the laws of other states.
Section 2 · Priveledges of citizens; Extradition of fugitives.
Section 3 · Admission of new states; Power of congress over territories, other property.
Section 4 · Republican form of government guarenteed, each state to be protected.
Article V · Amendments to the Constitution
· Amending the constitution; proviso
Article VI · Regarding Debts, Federal supremacy, Oath of Office
· Certain Debts, etc. remain valid; Supremacy of the Constitution, treaties and laws of United States; Oath to support Constitution; No religious test.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Article VII · Ratification of this Constitution
· Ratification of this Constitution.
The Bill of Rights
Amendment I · No Religious establishment; Freedom of speech, of the press; Right to petition
Amendment II · Right to keep and bear arms
Amendment III · Limiting quartering of soldiers
Amendment IV · Limiting search and seasure
Amendment V · Concerning prosecution; Trial and punishment; Compensation for private property
Amendment VI · Right to a speedy trial; Witnesses, etc.; Right to council
Amendment VII · Right of trial by jury
Amendment VIII · Excessive bail, fines, Cruel and unusual punishment prohibited
Amendment IX · Rule of construction of Constitution
Amendment X · Powers reserved for States, and for the People
Amendment XI · Certain limits on judicial power
Amendment XII · Choosing the President and Vice President.
Amendment XIII · Slavery Abolished.
Amendment XIV · Rights of Citizenship shall not be abridged.
Amendment XV · Race no bar to voting rights.
Amendment XVI · Income taxes authorized.
Amendment XVII · Senators to be elected by popular vote.
Amendment XVIII · Prohibition of Liquor.
Amendment XIX · Woman’s right to vote.
Amendment XX · Terms of office: President, Vice President, Senators, and Representatives.
Amendment XXI · Repeal of Liquor Prohibition.
Amendment XXII · Limiting Presidential term of office.
Amendment XXIII · Presidential vote for District of Columbia.
Amendment XXIV · No poll tax in federal elections.
Amendment XXV · Succession in case of disability of the President.
Amendment XXVI · Voting age lowered to 18 years.
Amendment XXVII · Congressional pay raises.