The Articles of the Constitution

Articles I-VII

Articles I-III

Article I of the Constitution states "How does the Legislative branch create laws?" and "What powers do the states have?" Article I, states that the Legislative branch is the law making body in the United States Government. The Legislative Branch is also a bicameral legislature (two organizations) one of them is the Senate and is based on equal representation for each state. The second is the House of Representatives and is based upon the population of the entire nation.

Article II of the Constitution states "How does the Executive branch execute laws?" The executive branch of the United States Government executes or carries out the laws as well as having the power to veto any law proposed by the Legislative Branch. The Executive Branch is a unicameral congress and is headed by the President. The President has many powers that are both domestic and foreign powers.

Article III of the Constitution states "How does the Judicial branch interpret laws?" The Judicial branch interprets laws to decide what they mean and to make sure they are being followed in specific cases. Article III, also marks the establishment of the Supreme Court which is the federal court as well as establishing courts below the Supreme Court. Federal Judges are appointed not elected. Established the "Trial by Jury".

Article IV

Article IV of the Constitution states the responsibilities and duties of the states along with the responsibilities and duties of the federal government. Each state is required to extend credit and full faith towards public acts, court proceedings, and records to other states. The "Clauses" are also visible in Article IV of the Constitution.

Article V

Article V states "How can the Constitution be amended?" This article explains the process for adjusting the constitution or adding to it. Clearly explains how the United States Government can make adjustments to its most sacred of rules. Considered the most important element of the Constitution.

Article VI

Article VI of the Constitution explains how The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land" If there is ever a disagreement or conflict between the state government and federal government, the Federal Government will always win as it is the "Supreme Law of the Land."

Article VII

Article VII of the constitution explains "What are the steps to make the Constitution the law of the land?" Article VII, states how many states were required to initially ratify the Constitution, which was nine out of the original thirteen colonies (states)
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