The Constitution of the United States of America
The Constitution of the United States describes the three chief branches of the Federal Government and their jurisdictions. In addition, it lays out the basic rights of citizens of the United States. The Constitution comprises the primary law of the United States Federal Government.

The Constitution of the United States was framed by a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen original states in Philadelphia in May 1787.


The 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.

The Constitution of the United States of America

Article I :: The Legislative Branch

Article II :: The Presidency

Article III :: The Judiciary

Article IV :: The States

Article V :: The Amendment Process

Article VI :: Legal Status of the Constitution

Article VII :: Ratification

Amendments

The Bill of Rights :: Amendments I - X

# Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression
# Amendment 2 - Right to bear Arms
# Amendment 3 - Quartering of soldiers
# Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure
# Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings
# Amendment 6 - Right to speedy trial, confrontation of witnesses
# Amendment 7 - Trial by jury in civil cases
# Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual punishment
# Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution
# Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People

Amendments XI - XX

# Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits
# Amendment 12 - Choosing the President, Vice President
# Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished
# Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights
# Amendment 15 - Race no bar to vote
# Amendment 16 - Income Tax authorized
# Amendment 17 - Senators elected by popular vote
# Amendment 18 - Liquor abolished
# Amendment 19 - Women's suffrage
# Amendment 20 - Presidential, Congressional terms

Amendments XXI - XXVII

# Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 repealed
# Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits
# Amendment 23 - Presidential vote for District of Columbia
# Amendment 24 - Poll taxes barred
# Amendment 25 - Presidential disability and succession
# Amendment 26 - Voting age set to 18 years
# Amendment 27 - Congressional pay increases

 

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