Structure of the Constitution

Don't you want to know what the Articles in the Constitution are about?

When using this mnemonic device - Lucy Escapes Jupiter Sometime After Sun Rise - remembering what each article stands for will be easy!

Lucy (Legislative)

Article I of the Constitution defines the role of the legislative branch, which includes passing laws. Congress, made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, holds this branch's power.
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Escapes (Executive)

Article II outlines the role of the executive branch, which includes executing laws. The president holds this branch's power.
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Jupiter (Judicial)

Article III describes the role of the judicial branch, which is to interpret laws. The power of this branch is vested in the Supreme Court.
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Sometime (State)

Article IV specifies how much power the states hold and how they should cooperate with both each other and the national government.
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After (Amendment Process)

Article V describes how the Constitution can be amended, or changed. It establishes the amendment process.
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Sun (Supremacy Clause)

Article VI clarifies that national and federal laws are the supreme law of the land and that everyone must abide by them. It explains how law functions.
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Rise (Ratification)

Article VII, the final one, declares that the Constitution will become the law of the land if 9 out of 13 ratify it.
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