What were the seven articles?
Article I: L(ance)egislative
This article is based on the legislative branch. In this article, congress (whom is split into the senate and house of reps) has the power to create laws, collect taxes, and declare war. The senate bases equal representation for each state and the house of representatives bases representation on population.
Article II: E(njoys)xecutive
This article is based on the Executive branch. In this article, the president and vice president have the power to carry out the laws. This article states who qualifies to be the president, what happens if president misbehaves, and the electoral process.
Article III: J(et)udicial
This article is based on the Judicial branch. The supreme court interprets laws to decide what they mean and whether they have been followed. Federal judges are appointed. They stay in this job until they retire, die, or are removed for misbehaving.
Article IV: S(kiing)tates
This article is based on how the states get along with each other. It discusses citizens rights and roles of their states. Each state has equality and each state should have protection. Congress makes the rules and regulations for each state of the U.S.
Article V: A(nd)mending
This article is based on the constitution being amended or changed. The congress must propose amendments. This section allows laws or rules to be changed if they are wrong for the people.
Article VI: S(inging)upremecy
This article is based on the supremacy of the land. All sections of people under the branches must support this constitution and all things that need to be done by the branches, should be done under the requirements of the constitution.
Article VII: R(andomly)atification
This article is based on the ratification process. 9 out of 13 states are required to ratify any laws.