The Structure of the Constitution
By: Maria Eleta
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The purpose of the Government. This provides framework for our government.
Lilly: Legislative Branch
Article I states how the Legislative Branch creates laws. It discusses the different powers the states have. The Legislative Branch is run by Congress.
Eats: Executive Branch
Article II discusses how the executive branch executes and enforces laws. The Executive Branch is run by the President and the Cabinet.
Jelly: Judicial Branch
Article III states how the Judicial Branch interprets laws. The Judicial Branch is made up by the Supreme Court
Article IV discusses how the states should get along with each other. This could also be known as state's rights. This article also covers the addition of new states, and discusses the duties and rights of each state.
Apple: Amendment Process
Article V states how the Constitution can be changed, or amended. This is also known as the amendment process. The only way to change the constitution is by adding another amendment. Three fourths of the states must approve of an amendment before adding it.
Article VI discusses how the law works. It also says that all treaties and laws made by the United States are supposed to be, "The Supreme Law of the Land" This means that all officials and judges of the United States must obey the Constitution and all of its rules.
Article VII states the steps that have to be taken to make the Constitution the law of the land. This is known as ratification. In order for a law to go into effect nine states must ratify.
The Amendments allow us to make changes to the Constitutions. It also allows us to override the ruling of the Supreme Court.