The Founding Document

Understanding Our Constitution Has Never Been Easier!

The Preamble

The Preamble was written to act as an introductory statement to the Constitution. Beginning with the phrase "We The People", the preamble lists the purposes for which the constitution exists, in a passionate and enthralling manner. It sets the stage for the information stated in succession to it.

Fun Ways to Memorize The Articles in Order

Mnemonic Devices

Legislative

Executive

Judicial

State

Amendment

Supremacy

Ratification


The Sixth Article is The Supremacy Clause.


Four

Is

Federalism

Full

Faith

And

Credit

And

A

Republican

Form

Of

Government

The Seven Articles

The Constitution as we know it today, was implemented into our nation as a governing document on the 21st of June, 1788. Its seven Articles express the components of how our Founding Fathers wanted the Government to govern our Country. Article 1 discusses the powers of the Legislative Branch. Article 2 outlines the powers of the executive branch and Article 3 states the powers of the Judicial Branch. Article 4 discusses the state and national government relationship. Article 5 explains how the constitution can be amended. Article 6 declares the constitution is the "Supreme Law of The Land." Last but not least, Article 7 declares that 9 states of the 13 must ratify or approve the constitution for it to go into effect.