Article VII of the Constitution established a new ratification requirement for the states that met after the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
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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.