The U.S. Constitution was approved by delegates to the Philadelphia Convention on September 27, 1787 and
submitted to the Governors of the thirteen states.  New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the
Constitution on June 21,1788.  A resolution was approved by Congress on July 2, 1788 to form the new
government which began operations on March 4, 1789.

The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and serves as the governing contract between the Federal
Government, State Governments and citizens of the United States. It is
THE law for government operations.   

The
Constitution and The Declaration of Independence make up the true Conservative Manifesto.
U.S. Constitution: Table of
Contents

Preamble:
 "We the People..."

Article I:  Legislative Branch
Section 1:  Congressional Power
Section 2:  House of Representatives
Section 3:  Senate
Section 4:  Election of Representatives and
Senators
Section 5:  Congressional Policy
Section 6:  Compensation, Privileges and
Restrictions
Section 7:  Bills, Voting, Vetoes
Section 8:  Enumerated Powers of Congress
Section 9:  Congressional Restrictions
Section 10: Limits on State Powers

Article II:   Executive Branch
Section 1:  Executive Powers, Electoral
College,  Election of President and Vice
President
Section 2:  Presidential Powers
Section 3:  Presidential Duties
Section 4:  Removal from Office

Article III:  Judicial Branch
Section 1:  Judicial Power, Judicial Tenure
Section 2:  Extent of Judicial Power
Section 3:  Definition and Penalty for Treason

Article IV:  Equality of States
Section 1:  Full Faith and Credit
Section 2:  Privileges, Immunities, Extradition
Section 3:  New States, Territories
Section 4:  Guarantee of Republicanism

Article V:  Procedure for Amending
Constitution

Article VI:  Supremacy of the
Constitution

Article VII:  Ratification
Bill of Rights:

Amendment 1
Freedom of speech, religion, press and
Assembly

Amendment 2
Right to bear arms

Amendment 3
Quartering of soldiers

Amendment 4
Warrants and searches

Amendment 5
Prosecution, Double Jeopardy,
Self-Incrimination, and  Imminent Domain.

Amendment 6
Right to speedy trial and right to counsel

Amendment 7
Right to trial by jury

Amendment 8
Excessive bail, fines, and cruel and unusual        
punishment.

Amendment 9
Existence of other rights for the people

Amendment 10
State sovereignty


End of Bill of Rights
 

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Amendment 11 - Lawsuits against the states

Amendment 12 - Election of the Executive Branch

Amendment 13 - Prohibition of Slavery

Amendment 14 - Post-Civil War Amendment

    Section 1:  Citizenship Granted to Former Slaves
    Section 2:  Reapportionment of Representation and voting privileges
    Section 3:  Restrictions on former Confederate Officials
    Section 4:  Invalidation of Confederate States' debts
    Section 5:  Congressional enforcement Powers

Amendment 15 - Voting rights for former slaves

Amendment 16 - Income Tax Authorized

Amendment 17 - Direct Election of Senators

Amendment 18 - Prohibition of Alcohol Sales

Amendment 19 - Voting rights for women

Amendment 20 - "Lame Duck" session of Congress eliminated.  Provision for inability to serve
by President-Elect and Vice President  Elect

Amendment 21 - Repeal of Amendment 18

Amendment 22 - Limitation on Presidential terms

Amendment 23 - Voting rules for District of Columbia in  national elections

Amendment 24 - Prohibition of Poll Taxes

Amendment 25 - Presidential Succession

Amendment 26 - Minimum voting age

Amendment 27 - Congressional compensation

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