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1 The Constitution And its articles

2 Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

3 The U.S. Constitution Federalism Separation of Powers
Checks and Balances Seven Articles Twenty Seven Amendments – the first ten of which are the Bill of Rights

4 The Articles of the Constitution
Article I: The Legislative Branch Bicameral Sets out terms, selection, apportionment Section 8 Enumerated powers 17 clauses Implied powers Final clause: necessary and proper clause

5 The Articles of the Constitution
Article II: The Executive Branch Four year terms Qualifications for office Removal Powers Commander in Chief Treaties Appointments Addressing the nation

6 The Articles of the Constitution
Article III: the Judicial Branch The Supreme Court Congress and the lower courts Jurisdiction

7 The Articles of the Constitution
Articles IV through VII Article IV: relations among the states and the full faith and credit clause States must respect the "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state." Article V: amending the constitution Article VI: supremacy clause U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, and U.S. Treaties as "the supreme law of the land." Article VII: ratification

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