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The First Seven Articles of the US Constitution : 

The First Seven Articles of the US Constitution By Sean Lee and Akash Arora

Article 1: The Legislature : 

Article 1: The Legislature This article establishes the legislature. “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” The sections describe the House of Representatives. The article also states that Legislature has another name, the Congress, which is a bicameral body. The House of Representatives shall have members chosen every two years, who are at least 25 years of age, and been a US citizen for 7 or more years.

Article 2: The Executive : 

Article 2: The Executive Article 2 describes the powers and limits of the executive branch, which includes the president, vice president, and the 15 cabinet members The four sections in this article are: 1. The President; 2. Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments; 3. State of the Union, Convening Congress; 4. Disqualification. Some key points to this article are: the president and vice president will serve for four year terms, the president must be a natural-born US citizen, and he will receive a salary, which can not go up or down when he is in office. Also, the president is the commander in chief of the armed forces, and can be impeached.

Article 3: The Judiciary : 

Article 3: The Judiciary Article 3 establishes and explains the judiciary branch. “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” The first section explains and establishes the Supreme Court. Also, the section states that the judges, even of the lower court, are granted terms for life as long as they are not impeached. Section 2 sets a basis for the types of cases the federal judiciary may hear in court, which cases the court may hear first, and that all other cases heard by the Supreme court are by appeal. Section 3 describes treason, and the punishments for it.

Article 4: The States : 

Article 4: The States Article 4 is dedicated to the states and their powers and duties. Section 1 states that all states must honor the laws of the other 49 states. An example is if someone has been charged with murder in Florida, then he is also guilty of murder in Washington. Section 2 promises the people that everyone shall be treated equally and without bias. Also, if one escapes to another state after committing a crime in another, then that person will be forced to return to the state that he fled from. Section 3 is focused on the control of federal lands and entrance of a new state to the country. Section 4 confirms that the government of the US will be a republican government, or a representative democracy. It will not be a monarchy. Currently, President Obama is attempting reestablish fairness in the tax system by making sure that wealthy families pay their fair share of taxes.

Article 5: Amendment : 

Article 5: Amendment A new amendment shall be proposed to the constitution if: 1. If two-thirds of both houses of congress deem necessary. 2. If a constitutional convention is called for, three-fourths of majority vote should be ratified before creating or approving amendments.

Article 6: Debts, Supremacy, Oaths : 

Article 6: Debts, Supremacy, Oaths The Supreme Law of the Land consists of the constitution, the laws of the US, and the treaties made or to be made. Oaths: All senators, representatives, executive officers, and judicial officers of the government and several states shall be bound by oath under the Constitution. -Religion will not affect qualification. All debts made before the adoption of the United States Constitution shall be valid against the US under the Constitution as well as the Confederation.

Article 7: Ratification : 

Article 7: 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.” The Constitution, to be ratified, required 9 states out of the 13 at the time to approve of it before being put into effect.

Works Cited : 

Works Cited “Article 2 Section 2.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 2 Clause 1.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 2 Clause 2.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 2 Section 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 2 Section 4.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 3 Section 2.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 3 Clause 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 3 Section 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 4 Section 1.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 4 Section 2.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 4 Clause 1.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999.

Works Cited (cont.) : 

Works Cited (cont.) “Article 4 Clause 1.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 4 Clause 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 4 Section 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 4 Section 4.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 5.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 6 Clause 2.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 6 Clause 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 6 Section 3.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Article 7.” The Constitution and its Amendments. Volume 2. 1999. “Constitutional Topic: Martial Law.” Mount, Steve. 30 September 2010. <http://www.usconstitution.net/cite.html>. “Restoring Fairness.” White House. 1 December 2010. < http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/taxes>.

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