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  Constitution of the United States of America.
The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.
A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee justice, and be found in another state, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.
The United States shall guarantee 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.
www.fathermag.com /US_Constitution/00_main.shtml   (2770 words)

  
  United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It also provides for the office of Vice President of the United States, and specifies that the Vice President succeeds to the presidency if the President is incapacitated, dies, or resigns, although whether this succession was on an acting or permanent basis was unclear until the passage of the 25th Amendment.
This means that the states' constitutions and laws should not conflict with the laws of the federal constitution-- and that in case of a conflict, state judges are legally bound to honor the federal laws and constitution over those of any state.
In any case, all the states did ratify the Constitution, and a government has been operating under its provisions for over two centuries-- however their original intent is in dispute, and they have thus "operated" under the threat of force since at least 1861.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Constitution   (6491 words)

  
 Preamble to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Preamble to the United States Constitution consists of a single sentence (a preamble) that introduces the document and its purpose.
For example, the preamble declares one object to be, 'to provide for the common defence.' No one can doubt that this does not enlarge the powers of Congress to pass any measures which they deem useful for the common defence.
Massachusetts, 197 U.S.   E.g., the Court has read the preamble as bearing witness to the fact that the Constitution emanated from the people and was not the act of sovereign and independent States, McCulloch v.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Preamble_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (446 words)

  
 United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 and treaties of the United States made accordance with it as the supreme law of the land.
The United States has states so this means that the 13 states (representing as little as 4% of national population) could block an amendment desired the remaining 37 states (representing as much 96% of the national population).
www.freeglossary.com /United_States_Constitution   (3405 words)

  
 United States Constitution
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.
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.
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).
www.knowledgefun.com /book/u/un/united_states_constitution.html   (3555 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: The Constitution of the USA
The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.
The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.
A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee justice, and be found in another state, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.
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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.
The Preamble explains the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States.
Membership in the House is apportioned according to the population of the states.
www.senate.gov /civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm   (3655 words)

  
 Nationwide recitation of the Preamble to the United States Constitution
Nationwide recitation of the Preamble to the United States Constitution
EST, the moment the Founding Fathers adjourned the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, students around the nation will recite the Preamble to the United States Constitution.
Former President George H. Bush led the schools in this activity in 2000 and Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, led this activity in 2001.
www.pen.k12.va.us /VDOE/prinsmemos/2002/ems046.html   (157 words)

  
 Preamble: relevance to Environmental Issues
The Court’s interpretation of the Constitution is fluid, and is driven by changes in the perspective of the age.
The Supreme Court has recognized the Preamble’s words as a statement of the spirit of the Constitution; Justice Harlan, writing for the Court in Jacobson v.
State Board, 329 US 69 at 77-78] Clearly Justice Tanney’s reference to "the whole instrument" can not be read in a way that allows separation of the Preamble.
www.conlaw.org /prearg2.htm   (586 words)

  
 Ben's Guide (3-5): The Constitution -- About the Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Constitution of the United States is the cornerstone of our American government.
The Constitution is a strong document, more powerful than any branch of government or any state.
Preamble: Describes the purpose of the document and government.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/documents/constitution/about.html   (146 words)

  
 Preamble, United States Constitution
In recognition of this principle, the United States Supreme Court relied heavily on the Preamble in its early adjudications.
Accepting then that the Preamble has both weight and purpose, it is important to understand the place and function of the posterity clause within the Preamble.
Under one analysis of the Preamble (hereinafter Analysis 1), the posterity clause can be understood to modify each of the six express aims which precede it.
www.conlaw.org /Intergenerational-III-1.htm   (563 words)

  
 Preamble to the United States Constitution Information
The Preamble to the United States Constitution consists of a single sentence (a preamble) that introduces the document and its purpose.
For example, the preamble declares one object to be, 'to provide for the common defence.' No one can doubt that this does not enlarge the powers of Congress to pass any measures which they deem useful for the common defence.
Massachusetts, 197 U.S.   E.g., the Court has read the preamble as bearing witness to the fact that the Constitution emanated from the people and was not the act of sovereign and independent States, McCulloch v.
www.bookrags.com /Preamble_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (417 words)

  
 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.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
www.usconstitution.net /const.html   (5142 words)

  
 Meet the Author of U.S. Constitution's Preamble - US Department of State
The words to the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution are displayed on a presidential inagural parade float in Lanham, Maryland, January 11, 2005.
Morris supported the abolition of slavery and was an ardent patriot in favor of establishing the United States as a beacon of freedom for all.
The Constitution of the United States, Annotated, from the Dept. of State
usinfo.state.gov /scv/Archive/2006/Apr/04-805076.html   (2147 words)

  
 Constitution of the United States
No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves.
Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth.
www.ushistory.org /documents/constitution.htm   (2626 words)

  
 CongressLink: [U.S. Constitution] Class Constitution
Distribute to one-third of the class a copy of the United States Constitution, one-third copy of the state constitution, and the last third a copy of your school's student council constitution (or similar document).
Stress that their class constitution will have to be "ratified" by their parents and the disciplinary structure at the school.
If the Dean does not sign the document, have the students modify the Constitution to gather the support needed to have it "ratified." Have students bring the constitution home to be ratified by their parents/guardian.
www.congresslink.org /print_lp_classconstitution.htm   (1341 words)

  
 United States Constitution - Preamble
The Preamble is the opening of the Constitution and is one of the most famous and oft quoted passages in history.
On the 25th of May, seven States having convened, George Washington, of Virginia, was unanimously elected President, and the consideration of the proposed constitution was commenced.
On the 17th of September, 1787, the Constitution as engrossed and agreed upon was signed by all the members present, except Mr.
www.mcwdn.org /dof/conpreamble.html   (441 words)

  
 FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Preamble
Although the preamble is not a source of power for any department of the Federal Government, 1 the Supreme Court has often referred to it as evidence of the origin, scope, and purpose of the Constitution.
For example, the preamble declares one object to be, 'to provide for the common defense.' No one can doubt that this does not enlarge the powers of Congress to pass any measures which they deem useful for the common defence.
Massachusetts, 197 U.S. E.g., the Court has read the preamble as bearing witness to the fact that the Constitution emanated from the people and was not the act of sovereign and independent States, McCulloch v.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /data/constitution/preamble   (402 words)

  
 The Preamble Reconsidered
The Preamble to the United States Constitution is surely one of the most sublime paragraphs ever written.
The Constitution was signed by 39 dead white males (though they weren't dead at the time, of course) who had been elected by the respective legislatures to represent their states.
We also know that as well as the vigorous debate in Philly that preceded the compromise wording of the Constitution, there was an even more vigorous one raging countrywide, between Federalists (who wanted to constitute a new government) and everyone else (who did not)--and that the later ratification process was hardly a slam dunk.
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 UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Clause 3: The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an Inhabitant of the same State with themselves.
Clause 7: The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Clause 2: A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
www.alpinesurvival.com /us-constitution.html   (2747 words)

  
 Educational Resources - United States House of Representatives, 110th Congress, 1st Session
A list of Early Congressional Documents from the Constitutional Convention and the Continental Congress.
The full text amendments 11 through 27 to the Constitution that have been ratified.
The full text of amendments to the Constitution that have been proposed but not ratified.
www.house.gov /Constitution/Constitution.html   (124 words)

  
 Georgia State University Georgia State University Core Foundation
Georgia State Univeristy's ROTC and a webcast recitation of the Preamble by General Colin Powell
Come participate in a live recitation of the Preamble to the United States Constitution led by General Colin Powell.
Following the recitation, there will be a roll call of the Fifty United States in the order that the state ratified the Constitution or was admitted to the Union.
www.gsu.edu /constitution.html   (405 words)

  
 The Enron Model: A Preamble for the Constitution of the Corporations of the United States
The Enron Model: A Preamble for the Constitution of the Corporations of the United States
Corporate power and its control of government and information in the United States is transforming our great experiment in democracy as expressed in the Preamble to the United States into a mockery of the meaning of "We the people...".
We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
www.commondreams.org /views02/0119-01.htm   (771 words)

  
 Preamble to the United States Constitution—Historical Document
The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787.
The Preamble lists the reasons that the Constitution was created.
By starting with the phrase “We the People,” the Preamble shows that citizens of the United States created this plan to govern themselves.
www.eduplace.com /kids/socsci/sc/books/bkc/sources/bkc_template.jsp?name=preamble&bk=bkc   (295 words)

  
 Constitution of the United States: The Preamble — FactMonster.com
Constitution of the United States: The Preamble — FactMonster.com
The Preamble does not confer power, but its first words, “We the People of the United States,” describe the source of the powers conferred by the rest of the Constitution and have been used by the advocates of a strong union arguing against the proponents of
The Preamble also states the purpose of the document.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0857549.html   (118 words)

  
 The Constitution of the United States
Note: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution in its original form.
The Signature Area of this transcription features hyperlinks to biographies of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
patriotpost.us /histdocs/constitution.htm   (2576 words)

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