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  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.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Constitution   (6460 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Proposals for amendments to the United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Privileges or Immunities Clause is a provision of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Signatures to ratify the United States Constitution at the Convention was done by the unanimous consent of the State delegates 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.
The Constitution divides the defense responsibility between the legislative and executive branches: Congress alone has the power to declare war and to appropriate funds for defense, while the president is commander-in-chief of the armed forces and bears primary responsibility for the defense of the country.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Proposals-for-amendments-to-the-United-States-Constitution   (4264 words)

 Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amendment XX (the Twentieth Amendment) of the United States Constitution, also called The Lame Duck Amendment, establishes some details of presidential succession and of the beginning and ending of the terms of elected federal officials.
Under the Constitution as originally adopted, the terms of the President and the Congress began on March 4th, four months after the elections were held.
While this lapse was a practical necessity during the 18th century, at which time a newly elected official might need several months to put his affairs in order and then undertake the arduous journey from his home to the national capital, it had the effect of impeding the functioning of government in the modern age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twentieth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (446 words)

 Article Two of The United States Constitution Encyclopedia Article @ GreatArtworks.com (Great Artworks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Normally, the Chief Justice of the United States administers the oath.
It is sometimes asserted that the oath bestows upon the President the power to do whatever is necessary to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution." Andrew Jackson, while vetoing an Act for the renewal of the charter of the national bank, implied that the President could refuse to execute statutes that he felt were unconstitutional.
United States (1926), however, the Supreme Court held that Congress could not thus limit the President's power to remove executive officers.
www.greatartworks.com /encyclopedia/Article_Two_of_the_United_States_Constitution   (3172 words)

 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Origins & Development > Institutional Development > The Senate and ...
During the summer of 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia established equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of Representatives.
In the weeks before the Constitution’s framers agreed to the compromise, the delegates from the states with large populations argued that each state’s representation in the Senate should correspond to the size of the state.
Section nine of the committee’s report stated that the president could be “removable on impeachment of malpractices or neglect of duty.” The revised measure did not specify the procedures for trying the national executive.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/common/briefing/Constitution_Senate.htm   (4738 words)

 The Constitution of 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, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
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.
The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.
www.midnightbeach.com /jon/US-Constitution.htm   (4025 words)

 About the United States Constitution : Article from CultureMonster.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Constitution defines the fundamental law of the United States federal government, setting forth the three principal branches of the federal government, outlining their jurisdictions, and propounding the basic rights of U.S. citizens.
During the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, convened in the summer of 1787, 55 delegates met to amend the Articles of Confederation, the first written constitution of the U.S. However, in its final form, the new Constitution of the United States was substantially rewritten.
The Supreme Court of the United States is mandated as the final court of appeal from the lower state and federal courts.
www.culturemonster.com /articles/article-14555-118.html   (1337 words)

 GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: United States Constitution
Constitution of the United States of America as Amended: Unratified Amendments, Analytical Index (U.S. House of Representatives, via GPO Access) June 20, 2003; H.Doc.
Constitution of the United States, Analysis and Interpretation: Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States (Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, via GPO Access) 2002 edition (S.Doc.
GREECE: Athenian Constitution by Aristotle (in English) Sir Frederic G. Kenyon's translation of Aristotle on the political structure (or constitution) of the ancient city-state of Athens, which is usually considered a prime inspiration for the form of government chosen for the United States.
www.loc.gov /law/guide/usconst.html   (1116 words)

 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 conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added.
For purposes of representation in the Congress, election of the President and Vice President, and article V of this Constitution, the District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall be treated as though it were a State.
www.constitution.org /cons/constitu.htm   (4802 words)

 Constitution of the United States: Main Page
The Constitution of the United States comprises the primary law of the U.S. Federal Government.
The Constitution of the United States is the oldest Federal constitution in existence and was framed by a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen original states in Philadelphia in May 1787.
The Constitution is the landmark legal document of the United States.
www.gpoaccess.gov /constitution/index.html   (181 words)

 The United States Constitution
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.
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.
www.taxtruth4u.com /sapconst.html   (3786 words)

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.
Vermont, in convention, ratified the Constitution January 10, 1791, and was, by an act of Congress approved February 18, 1791, "received and admitted into this Union as a new and entire member of the United States."
www.house.gov /house/Constitution/Constitution.html   (3004 words)

 ELS - ERD - Law By Country - United States Substantive Law - Constitution of the United States
Section 3: "The Senate of the United States shall be composed..."
Section 4: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States..."
Section 4: "The validity of the public debt of the United States..."
www.law.emory.edu /FEDERAL/usconst.html   (693 words)

 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
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   (126 words)

Clause 5: The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.
Clause 1: The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
Beware of those who claim that the Constitution is a living instrument because they are seeking justification for its violation.
www.alpinesurvival.com /us-constitution.html   (2747 words)

 American Constitution Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Double-click the icon and drag files to or from iPod's window to copy them.
Copy the folder "U.S.C. text" and the file "U.S.C." into the "Notes" folder of your iPod.
Access the Constitution on your iPod through the "Extras > Notes" menu options.
www.acslaw.org /misc/iPoddl.htm   (101 words)

 FindLaw Constitutional Law Center: U.S. Constitution
With Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 29, 1992.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
The Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress prepared this document, The Constitution of the United States of America: Analyis and Interpretation.
supreme.lp.findlaw.com /constitution   (461 words)

 Index Page - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Other Constitutions: States : Confederate Constitution : Chinese Constitution
In August 2005, the Not in the Constitution page was listed on Digg and it became a featured link on dozens of blogs.
The show was focusing on a new law slipped into a 2004 spending bill that requires all federal employees and students in schools that get federal funds to get training on the Constitution on Constitution Day (September 17).
www.usconstitution.net   (734 words)

 University of Oklahoma College of Law: A Chronology of US Historical Documents: The US Constitution
This copy of the Constitution was originally obtained from the US House of Representatives Web server at http://www.house.gov/ (opens in a new window); however, its HTML markup has been extensively modified by the OU Law ITS staff.
As a result, most of the HTML markup is copyright The University of Oklahoma Law Center.
Educational/non-profit/government organizations may use this free of charge as they see fit; if you want to use it in a commercial/for-profit venture, please obtain your own copy of the Constitution and do your own HTML markup.
www.law.ou.edu /hist/constitution   (177 words)

 FindLaw: Cases and Codes: U.S. Constitution
FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
FindLaw Message Boards - Constitutional Law Discuss Supreme Court cases in the news.
Original Senate Document Available in text and acrobat (.pdf) format from the US Government Printing Office Web Site.
www.findlaw.com /casecode/constitution   (523 words)

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