Study Guide

Constitution

Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,...

Article 1, Section 1

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which...

Article 1, Section 2

Clause 1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by...

Article 1, Section 3

Clause 1. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State,...

Article 1, Section 4

Clause 1. The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives,...

Article 1, Section 5

Clause 1. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own...

Article 1, Section 6

Clause 1. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be...

Article 1, Section 7

Clause 1. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the...

Article 1, Section 8

Clause 1. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to...

Article 1, Section 9

Clause 1. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall...

Article 1, Section 10

Clause 1. No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of...

Article 2, Section 1

Clause 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He...

Article 2, Section 2

Clause 1. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,...

Article 2, Section 3

He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and...

Article 2, Section 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from...

Article 3, Section 1

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such...

Article 3, Section 2

Clause 1. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this...

Article 3, Section 3

Clause 1. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or...

Article 4, Section 1

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial...

Article 4, Section 2

Clause 1. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of...

Article 4, Section 3

Clause 1. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be...

Article 4, Section 4

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,...

Article 5

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose...

Article 6

Section 1. All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this...

Article 7

The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of...

Signatures

Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of...

Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights may well be the most celebrated part of the Constitution of the United States,...

First Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 Congress shall make no law...

Second Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 A well regulated Militia, being...

Third Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 No Soldier shall, in time of...

Fourth Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 The right of the people to be...

Fifth Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 No person shall be held to answer...

Sixth Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 In all criminal prosecutions, the...

Seventh Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 In Suits at common law, where the...

Eighth Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 Excessive bail shall not be...

Ninth Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 The enumeration in the...

10th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 15 December 1791 The powers not delegated to the...

11th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 4 March 1794Ratified: 7 February 1795 The Judicial power of the United States...

12th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 9 December 1803Ratified: 15 June 1804 The Electors shall meet in their...

13th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 31 January 1865Ratified: 6 December 1865 Section 1. Neither slavery nor...

14th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 13 June 1866Ratified: 9 July 1868 Section 1. All persons born or naturalized...

15th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 26 February 1869Ratified: 3 February 1870 Section 1. The right of citizens of...

16th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 2 July 1909. Ratified: 3 February 1913. The Congress shall have...

17th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 13 May 1912Ratified: 8 April 1913 The Senate of the United States shall be...

18th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 18 December 1917Ratified: 16 January 1919Repealed by 21st Amendment: 5...

19th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 4 June 1919Ratified: 18 August 1920 The right of citizens of the United...

20th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 2 March 1932Ratified: 23 January 1933 Section 1. The terms of the President...

21st Amendment

Passed by Congress: 20 February 1933Ratified: 5 December 1933 Section 1. The eighteenth article...

22nd Amendment

Passed by Congress: 21 March 1947Ratified: 27 February 1951 Section 1. No person shall be elected...

23rd Amendment

Passed by Congress: 16 June 1960Ratified: 29 March 1961 Section 1. The District constituting the...

24th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 27 August 1962Ratified: 23 January 1964 Section 1. The right of citizens of...

25th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 6 July 1965Ratified: 10 February 1967 Section 1. In case of the removal of...

26th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 23 March 1971Ratified: 1 July 1971 Section 1. The right of citizens of the...

27th Amendment

Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789Ratified: 7 May 1992 No law, varying the compensation for...