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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

ARTICLE I. Section 1. Legislative power;

in whom vested. 2. House of Representatives, how

and by whom chosen.-Qualifications of Representatives.Representatives and direct taxes, how apportioned.-Enumeration.-Vacancies to be filled.-Power of choosing of

ficers, and of impeachment. 3. Senators, how and by whom

chosen.-How classified.-State Executive, when to make temporary appointments, etc.Qualifications of a Senator.President of the Senate, his right to vote.-President pro tem. and other officers of the Senate, how chosen.-Power to try impeachments. When President is tried, Chief Jus

tice to preside.-Sentence. 4. Times, etc., of holding elections,

how prescribed.-One session

in each year. 5. Membership. - Quorum. Ad

Section
9. Provision as to migration or im-

portation of certain persons.-
Habeas corpus.-Bills of at-
tainder, etc.—Taxes, how appor-
tioned.-No export duty.--No
commercial preferences.--Mon-
ey, how drawn from treasury,
etc.-No titular nobility.-01-
ficers not to receive presents,

etc. | 10. States prohibited from the exer

cise of certain powers.

ARTICLE II.

journments.-Rules.-Power to
punish or expel. -Journal.-
Time of adjournments, how

limited, etc.
6. Compensation.-Privileges.-Dis-

qualification in certain cases.
7. House to originate all revenue

bills.--Veto.-Bill may be
passed by two-thirds of each
house, notwithstanding, etc.-
Bill not returned in ten days
to become a law.-Provision
as to all orders, concurrent res-

olutions, etc.
8. Powers of Congress.

1. President.--His term of office.

Electors of President; number and how appointed.-Electon to vote on same day.-Qualifcation of President.-On whom his duties devolve in case of his removal, death, etc.--President's compensation.-His oath

of office. 2. President to be Commander-in

Chief.-He may require opinion of cabinet officers, etc.-May pardon.-Treaty-making power. -Nomination of certain officers.-When President may

fill vacancies. 3. President shall communicate to

Congress.-He may convene and adjourn Congress, in case of disagreement; shall receive ambassadors, exec laws and

commission officers. 4. All civil offices forfeited for cer

tain crimes.

ARTICLE III. 1. Judicial power.-Tenure.-Com

pensation.

ARTICLE VII.
What ratification shall establish

Constitution.

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AMENDMENTS.
I. Religious establishment pro-

hibited.-Freedom of speech,
of the press and right to pe-

tition.
II. Right to keep and bear arms.
III. No soldier to be quartered in

any house, unless, etc.
IV. Right of search and seizure

regulated.
V. Provisions concerning prose-

cution, trial and punish-
ment.-Private property not
to be taken for public use,

without compensation.
VI. Further provisions respecting

criminal prosecutions.
VII. Right of trial by jury secured.
VIII. Excessive baid or fines and

cruel punishments prohib

ited.
IX. Rule of construction of Con-

stitution.
X. Same subject.-Rights of

States.
XI. Same subject.-Judicial pow-

ers construed.
XII. Manner of choosing President

and Vice-President.
XIII. Slavery abolished.
XIV. Citizenship.-Representation.-

Public debt.
XV. Right of suffrage, by whom

exercised.

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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 Becure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

ARTICLE I.

Section 1. 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

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