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Articles of the Constitution

Level:
A Level
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 22 Mar 2021

The U.S. Constitution is made up of articles which each outline specific elements of the United States. Within each Article are sections, and within each of the sections are clauses.

As with the amendments, it is useful as students that you know what each Article outlines.

Article I - Legislative Branch

Article II - Executive Branch

Article III - Judicial Branch

Article IV - Relationship between States, and states and Federal Government

Article V – Amending the Constitution

Article VI – Federal Supremacy (Federal laws are supreme)

Article VII – Ratification Procedure.

The Sections

Article I - Legislative Branch

1 – Legislative Power vested in Congress

2 - House of Representatives

3 – Senate

4 – Congressional Elections

5 – Procedure of the Legislature

6 – Compensation for Members

7 – Legislative Process

8 – Powers of Congress

9 – Limits on Congress

10 - Limits on the States

Article II - Executive Branch

1 – President and Vice Presidents

2 – Powers of the President

3 – Presidential Responsibilities

4 - Impeachment

Article III - Judicial Branch

1 – Federal Courts

2 – Judicial Power and Trial by Jury

3 - Treason

Article IV – Relationship between States, and states and Federal Government

1 – Full Faith & Credit

2 – Rights of Citizens

3 – New States

4 – Obligations of the United States

Article V – Amending the Constitution

Article VI – Federal Supremacy

Article VII – Ratification Procedure

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