What are the seven articles of the U. S Constitution and the purpose of each;

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1. What are the seven articles of the U. S Constitution and the

purpose of each;

-Article 1. Legislative Department

All legislative Powers herein shall be vested (persons and

groups that own and control) in a; Congress and House of



Elections and meetings

Legislative proceedings

Rights of members

Bills and resolutions

Powers of Congress (both houses)

Powers denied to Congress

Powers denied to the States

-Article 2. Executive Department

The Executive power shall be vested in a President of the United

States, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the

same term...

The President

Powers and duties of the President

Miscellaneous powers and duties of the President


-Article 3. Judicial Department

The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one

Supreme Court (S.C.), and in such inferior Courts as the

Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

The judges, their terms, and compensation

Jurisdiction (sphere of authority)


-Article 4.

Federal- State Relations

Relations of the States to one-another

Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public

acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state...

Section 1. Full faith and credit given in each state

Section 2. Citizens

Section 3. New States and Government of Territory, etc.

Section 4. Formation of State Government

-Article 5. Mode of Amendment

The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it

necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution...

Mode(s) of Amending the Constitution

-Article 6. Miscellaneous provisions

-All debts contracted and engagements entered into by the United

States before the adoption of the Constitution will be honored

-Supremacy Clause: when State Law conflicts with National Laws,

the National Laws are supreme

-To be valid, a National Law must follow the Constitution

-No Religious Tests shall ever be required...