What Are Seven Principles of the Constitution?

The United States Constitution has seven articles that establish the function of the government. The Constitution Party of the United States also identifies seven principles as summarizing their party philosophy.

The articles of the United States Constitution collectively establish the laws and powers of the federal government. Along with the preamble, they constitute the entire main body of the original Constitution. Article One establishes the structure of Congress and the election system. Article Two describes the structure of the executive branch of the government and the requirements for presidency. Article Three establishes the Supreme Court and the overall organization of the judicial system. Article Four establishes some of the powers and rights of individual states in relation to each other and to the federal government. Article Five establishes the process for amending the Constitution. Article Six declares that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and Article Seven determines the number of states that need to ratify the Constitution for it to take effect.

The seven principles of the Constitution Party are sanctity of life, religious and personal liberty, marriage defined as being between a man and a woman, the right to personal property, adherence to the original intent of the Constitution, state's rights and an isolationist foreign policy.