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  • 1. The Preamble • “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.”
  • 2. Articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
  • 3. Articles 1, 2, and 3 • Articles 1, 2, and 3 • The first three articles describe the organization, powers, and duties of the three branches of government
  • 4. Article 1 • The Legislative Branch • Its main purpose is to make the laws of the United States • It’s made up of the: • House of Representatives • Senate
  • 5. Article 2 • The Executive Branch • Its main purpose is to enforce the laws of the United States • It’s made up of the: • President • Vice President • Agencies that enforce the laws • The FBI, DEA, INS, USSS
  • 6. Article III • Article 3: The Judicial Branch • Its main purpose is to interpret the laws of the United States • All judges serve for life, so long as they demonstrate “good behavior” • The highest court is the Supreme Court • They review cases and decisions made by lower courts
  • 7. Article IV • Article 4: Relations Among The States • Its main purpose is to set forth the understanding that each state must honor the laws and rules of another
  • 8. Article V • Article 5: Amending the Constitution • Its main purpose is to setup the manner in which the Constitution can be changed • It says that three fourths of the states must approve of an amendment
  • 9. Article VI • Article 6: National Supremacy • Its purpose is to make clear that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land • It makes sure that no state can pass a law that goes against something written in the Constitution or one of the Amendments
  • 10. Article VII • Article 7: Ratification of the Constitution • Its main purpose is to setup the procedure for ratifying, or approving the Constitution

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