Presentation on theme: "The Constitution: Articles IV-VII (4-7). Article IV (4) Concerns the States All states will honor the laws of other states. Examples: If you get married."— Presentation transcript:
Article IV (4) Concerns the States All states will honor the laws of other states. Examples: If you get married in one state you are considered married in another. Convicted of a crime in one state you are still guilty in another, etc. Citizens in each state are treated equally. Criminals must be returned if they flee to another state. New states can be admitted (with some qualifications) Ensures a republican government for all states. Ensures the government will protect the states against foreign or domestic invasions & revolutions
Article V (5) Concerns Amending the Constitution (adding things to the Constitution or changing things). Proposed by 2/3rds of both houses or by a national convention. 3/4ths of the states must agree. Examples (banning alcohol, allowing women to vote, giving slaves freedom).
Article VI Concerns the United States itself Government will assume all debts entered into by the U.S. under the Articles of Confederation. Says the Constitution and all treaties of the U.S. are the supreme law of the country. Requires all officers of the U.S. to swear an oath of allegiance to the U.S. and the Constitution when taking office.
Article VII (7) Details the method for ratification of the Constitution (making the Constitution law). Nine of the thirteen states had to accept it before it could go into effect. This would lead to problems!