Seven Articles of the Constitution

Asha Birjah

Do You Think 'We the People' Would Have as Many Rights Today if we Didn't have the 7 Ammendments?

The seven amendments are made to outline the way government is to be run, without these amendments government can easily change to a dictatorship or oligarchy in which they could easily strip citizens of their natural rights.

A Mnemonic Way to Remember the Seven Articles

Llamas- Article I, states the powers and limitations of the LEGISLATIVE branch. The legislative branch has the power to make laws; which is ultimately passed or vetoed by the President. This branch is run by the Senate and Congress. Congress can not favor one state over another.

Eliminate- Article II, states the powers and limitations of the EXECUTIVE branch. The executive branch consists of the President and his cabinet. He has the right to enforce laws through military and also has the right to veto laws passed by Congress, but if the Congress has 2/3 vote they can override the veto.

Jaguars- Article III, states the powers and limitations of the JUDICIAL branch. The Judicial Branch consists of the Supreme court. Their powers are that they are able to interpret laws based off of the Constitution. Their limitations are that federal judges are approved and appointed by the president of the United States and the Senate.

So- Article IV, explains STATES RIGHTS/RELATIONS. This article prohibits states from being created from another state without the permission of Congress. Also if a citizen has committed a crime in one state and flees to another, it is considered unlawful to not report the citizen. Lastly, the article states that every citizen is entitled the same rights, privileges, and protection as any other state.

Anteaters- Article V, explains how the Constitution can be amended or changed. 2/3 of the states must agree to propose a new amendment, then it must be approved b 3/4 of state legislatures or conventions. The founding fathers knew that it would be necessary in later years to make changes in the Constitution in order to fit a certain situation.

Save- Article VI, states the "Supremacy Clause" along with the fact that the Constitution is "the law of the land" which prohibits States from making their own laws that contradict the Constitution. The Supremacy Clause states that if there is a state v. federal case, the federal government always overrules the states.

Rhinos- Article VII, states that in order to make a ratification to the Constitution, 9/13 states must agree to the change, then the law will be legal in those nine states.