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The first constitution of the United States was the Articles of Confederation. It was a document signed among the 13 original colonies that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states.


The United States Constitution may be amended either by a two-thirds vote by the House of Representatives and the Senate followed by subsequent state level ratification or by a Convention called for by two-thirds of state legislatures and subsequent state level ratifica...


Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution establishes the legislative branch of the U.S. government, the U.S. Congress. The longest of the articles to the Constitution, Article I is broken down into 10 sections, and describes the organization of Congress and its delegated powe...


The 20th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States sets out the date in the year that the president terms run from, states the date that Congress should meet every year and explains what happens if there is no president in office. The amendment is divided into ...


The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishes the direct election of senators by popular vote. Before the passage of the 17th Amendment, senators were elected by state legislatures.


The introduction of the United States Constitution is called the Preamble. This introduction is just one sentence long, but it has been referred to in many judicial opinions and speeches.


The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution to guarantee the protection of the people from a strong central government. It served as a compromise between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists to achieve the ratification of the Constitution.