The American Constitution di Barbara Franchino

Structure of the Constitution

Like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution begins with a Preamble [E1] [E2] [Fr][Es][I] which explains the purpose of writing it. Seven articles describing the main features of the government follow.

Articles I, II and III describe the legislative, executive , and judicial of the government respectively.

The Fourth article explains the relationship of the states to one another and to the federal government.

The Fifth article explains the amendment process .

Article VI deals with general ideas the national debt, the authority of the Constitution, and office holding.

The last article tells how the Constitution is to be ratified.

Next came the amendments [E1][E2][F][Es][I]. The first ten amendments are known as the Bill of Rights [E1] [E2][F][Es][I].

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