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  The Constitution of the United States of America
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several states, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the states by the Congress.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.
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 ipedia.com: United States Constitution Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Constitution of the United States Supreme law of the United States of America The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America and is the oldest written nationa...
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America and is the oldest written national constitution still in force.
Article Six establishes the Constitution and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it as the supreme law of the land.
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 United States Constitution
States took it so lightly that their representatives were often absent, and the national legislature was blocked pending appearance of a quorum.
The U.S. Constitution styles itself the "supreme law of the land." Courts have interpreted this phrase to mean that when laws (including state constitutions) that have been passed by state legislatures, or by the (national) Congress, are found to conflict with the federal Constitution, these laws are null and have no effect.
The United States has 50 states, so this means that the 13 smallest states (representing as little as 4% of the national population) could block an amendment desired by the remaining 37 states (representing as much as 96% of the national population).
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 United States Constitution: Article Six
Article Six establishes the United States Constitution and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it as the supreme law of the land, and fulfills other purposes.
The state of Maryland had levied a tax on banks not chartered by the state; the tax applied, state judges ruled, to the Bank of the United States chartered by Congress in 1816.
Federal and state legislators, executive officers and judges are, by the third clause of the article, bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.
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 Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution which is part of the Bill of Rights protects against excessive bail or fines well as against cruel and unusual punishment.
The Court outlined three that were to be considered in determining the sentence is excessive: "(i) the gravity the offense and the harshness of the (ii) the sentences imposed on other criminals the same jurisdiction; and (iii) the sentences for commission of the same crime in jurisdictions."
The Constitution of the United States of Analysis and Interpretation.
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 United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Several of the ideas in the Constitution were new, and that a large number of ideas were drawn from the literature of republicanism, from the experiences of the 13 states, and from the British experience with mixed government.
Article Two describes the presidency (the executive branch): procedures for the selection of the president, qualifications for office, the oath to be affirmed and the powers and duties of the office.
An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, 1913.
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 Federal Government of the United States - Uncyclopedia
The government of the United States, established by the United States Constitution, is a federal republic comprising 50 States, the District of Columbia and a bunch of places that we don't care about because they don't speak English there.
Article I of the Constitution grants all legislative powers of the federal government to the Congress, which is divided into two chambers.
Established in Article II of the Constitution, the executive branch consists of the federal police, the military, the federal bureaucracy, the president, the vice president and the cabinet.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: The Constitution of the USA
The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year 1808, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importations, not exceeding 10 dollars for each person.
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 1.
All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this constitution, as under the confederation.
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 Article Six of the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Article Six establishes the United States Constitution and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it as the supreme law of the land, and fulfills other purposes.
The state of Maryland had levied a tax on banks not chartered by the state; the tax applied, state judges ruled, to the Bank of the United States chartered by Congress in 1816.
Federal and state legislators, executive officers and judges are, by the third clause of the article, bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.
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 FCIC: Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution....
After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importa tion thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
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 Amendments to the Constitution
The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Thirty-ninth Congress, on the 13th of June, 1866.
It was declared, in a certificate of the Secretary of State dated July 28, 1868 to have been ratified by the legislatures of 28 of the 37 States.
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States.
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 Century of Lawmaking: The Making of the US Constitution
A copy of this Report was transmitted to Congress in a letter from the Chairman, stating the inefficacy of the Federal Government, and the necessity of devising such further provisions as would render it adequate to the exigencies of the Union.
We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure 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.
The United States shall guaranty to every State in this Union a republican form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and, on application of the Legislature, or of the Executive, (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic violence.
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 Constitution for the United States of America
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.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof [Modified by Amendment XVII], for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
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 CRITFC | Q&A
Article Six of the United States Constitution holds that treaties "are the supreme law of the land."
In most of these treaties, the tribes gave vast amounts of land to the United States in exchange for protection, services, and in some cases cash payments, but reserved certain lands (reservations) and rights for themselves and their future generations.
In their treaties with the United States, Northwest tribes not only reserved land for themselves but also the right to determine use of that land and its resources.
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 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Constitution of the United States
Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.
For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers successfully separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the central and state governments.
Membership in the House is apportioned according to the population of the states.
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 The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
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 United States Constitution
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote./*Superseded by the XVIIth amendment./
No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
The 18th article of amendment to the constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
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 Article Six of the United States Constitution
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 Constitution of the United States
The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of thc Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, [chosen by the Legislature thereof,]
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State; And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
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