mnemonic device for the 7 Articles

By: Sebastian Havala

1st. lawful

Lawful stands for the legislative branch because it is the branch that makes the laws. This article sets up all the rights that the legislative branch has including the elastic clause witch allows them to stretch their power. This is the longest article.

2nd. Eagles

Eagle stands for the executive branch witch is the branch that enforces the laws. This article sets up the responsibilities the president has when he is in power, and who qualifies to be president. Some of his responsibilities are to negotiate treaties, grant pardons, and to make sure that laws are being executed.
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3rd. Journey

Journey stands for the judicial branch witch is the branch created to interpret the constitution. It also allows congress to make more federal courts witch deal with US laws and not state laws. It even specifies what type of cases the supreme court can hear and it goes into detail about what treason is. Finally it guarantees a trial by jury for criminal cases

4th. Sail

sail stands for states witch the 4th article of the constitution goes into detail about how they can act witch each other. It sets up the guide lines for the what the states are allowed to do. For example no states are allowed to join together without the consent of the federal government.

5th. And

And stands for amendments, or changes to the constitution. The fifth article sets up the processes and requirements to have an amendment passed. It states that 2/3 of the house of representatives have to agree for it to go to the states witch 3/4 have to agree with it before it becomes a amendment.

6th. Satisfy

Satisfy stands for supremacy clause witch is in the 6th amendment. This clause states that the constitution is the supreme law of the land, and that all public officials have to swear to uphold it. This article even separates church from government.

7th. Rules

Rules stands for ratification, because it states that once nine states have ratifies it it will become law. The constitution was ratifies in June 1788 when New Hampshire agreed to it