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The Constitution of the United States

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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.

Article I - Legislative
Section 1 Legislative Powers
Section 2 House of Representatives
Section 3 Senate
Section 4 Elections
Section 5 (rules)
Section 6 Compensation
Section 7 Bills
Section 8 Powers
Section 9 (prohibitions)
Section 10 (State limitations)
Article II - Executive
Section 1 Executive Power
Section 2 (powers)
Section 3 State of the Union
Section 4 (duties)
Article III - Judicial
Section 1 Judicial Power
Section 2 (jurisdiction)
Section 3 Treason
Article IV - States' Relations
Section 1 Full Faith and Credit
Section 2 Privileges and Immunities
Section 3 New States
Section 4 Republican Form of Government
Article V - Mode of Amendment
Article VI - Prior Debts, National Supremacy, Oaths of Office
Article VII - Ratification

Signed September 17th, 1787

Letter of Transmittal (to the States)
Letter of Transmittal to the President of Congress

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION  http://constitutionus.com/#billofrights

      (1 through 10 are known as the Bill of Rights; ratified December 15, 1791)

1791    1 - Freedom of expression and religion
1791    2 - Bearing Arms
1791    3 - Quartering Soldiers
1791    4 - Search and Seizure
1791    5 - Rights of Persons
1791    6 - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
1791    7 - Civil Trials
1791    8 - Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases
1791    9 - Unenumerated Rights
1791  10 - Reserved Powers
1795  11 - Suits Against States
1804  12 - Election of President
1865  13 - Slavery and Involuntary Servitude
1868  14 - Rights Guaranteed: Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection
1870  15 - Rights of Citizens to Vote
1913  16 - Income Tax
1913  17 - Popular Election of Senators
1919  18 - Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors
1920  19 - Women's Suffrage Rights
1933  20 - Terms of President, Vice President, Members of Congress: Presidential Vacancy
1933  21 - Repeal of Eighteenth Amendment
1951  22 - Presidential Tenure
1961  23 - Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia
1964  24 - Abolition of the Poll Tax Qualification in Federal Elections
1967  25 - Presidential Vacancy, Disability, and Inability
1971  26 - Reduction of Voting Age Qualification
1992  27 - Congressional Pay Limitation