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].