Article VI of the Constitution allowed the new federal government assumed the financial obligations of the old government, established the “supremacy clause” as the most important guarantor of national union, and required state and federal officials to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Article V of the Constitution defines how the Constitution can be amended.
Article IV of the Constitution outlines the duties states have to each other, and the duties the federal government has to the states. It provides for the admission of new states and defines a process for changing state boundaries. It also originally included the Fugitive Slave clause, which is now obsolete.
Article III of the Constitution identifies the third branch of our separated government, empowering the courts to decide cases and limiting them to the exercise of a certain kind of authority. It establishes the Supreme Court of the United States, and defines the crime of treason, the only crime listed in the Constitution.
Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Sections 9 and 10 of Article I list which powers are denied to Congress and the States.
Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Section 8 contains the enumerated powers of the federal government delegated to Congress.
Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Section 4 gives defines how elections are held for Congress. Section 5 defines powers and duties of the House of Representatives and Senate; Section 6 defines the rights of members, and Section 7 defines the legislative process.
Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Section 1 gives legislative powers to a bicameral Congress. Section 2 defines the roles and responsibilities of the House of Representatives; Section 3 defines the basic role of the Senate.
The Supreme Court on Friday will vote behind closed doors whether to accept three Second Amendment cases that could further define how minors, and adults, are allowed to carry a gun outside of their own homes. So what are the cases about?
Lyle Denniston looks at the police use of cellphone tower information to track the movements of users, an issue that has lower courts split and could be headed to the Supreme Court.