Articles of the Constitution

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L- Legislative

E- Executive

J- Judicial

S- State Rights

A- Amendment Process

S- Supremacy of the Constitution

R- Ratification

Article I- The Legislative Branch

-Making Laws


In Article I of the Constitution, it states that the Legislative Branch is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate, together they form the United States Congress. In the Constitution it says that Congress has the authority to execute legislation and declare war, the right to verify or refuse Presidential appointments and big investigative powers.


https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/legislative-branch

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Article II- The Executive Branch

-Enforcing Laws


The power of the Executive Branch rests with the President of the United States, who is also is the head of state and Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces. The President is liable for implementing and enforcing the laws. He/She appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also included in this branch and he is read to take the place of the President if need be.


https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch

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Article III- The Judicial Branch

- Interpreting Laws


Article III of the Constitution of the United States guarantees that every person accused of wrongdoing has the right to a fair trial before a competent judge and a jury of one's peers.


The Judicial Branch, leaves Congress a significant responsibility to determine the shape and structure of the federal judiciary. Even the number of Supreme Court Justices is left to Congress, currently there is 9. The constitution grants Congress the power to establish courts lesser than the Supreme Court, those are district courts, which try most federal cases, and 13 United States courts of appeals. Federal courts enjoy the sole power to interpret the law, determine the constitutionality of the law, and apply it to individual cases.


https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/judicial-branch

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Article IV- State Rights

- State relationships

- Obey state laws

- Making new States

- State Government

- Must be Representative Democracy

Article V- Amendment Process

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments. In either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths. Provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.


http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution/article-v.html

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Article VI- Supremacy of the Constitution

All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. The Constitution and the laws of the United States shall be made under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land. The judges are bound to this document and are not allowed to go against any of the laws in order at this time.


https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articlevi

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Article VII- Ratification

” The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.”


http://kids.laws.com/article-7

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