The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Fifth Amendment – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 5 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (5th Amendment) Amendment V. (Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings) No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (4th Amendment) Amendment IV. (Search and Seizure) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 3 (Third Amendment – Quartering of Soldiers)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 3 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (3rd Amendment) Amendment III. (Quartering of Soldiers) No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 2 (Second Amendment – Right to Bear Arms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 2 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (2nd Amendment) Amendment II. (Right to Bear Arms) A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.     Penn … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (The First Amendment – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights)     There is no, “Trust us, changes are coming” clause in the Constitution. To the contrary, the Bill of Rights itself, and the First Amendment in particular, reflect a degree of skepticism towards governmental self-restraint and self-correction. … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 1-10, the Bill of Rights, Preamble

The Constitution of the United States: Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights (The Preamble to The Bill of Rights) Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. THE Conventions of a number of the … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. VII. Ratification and Signatories

The United States Constitution Article. VII. (Ratification and Signatories) The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. The Word, “the,” being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the first Page, the Word “Thirty” being partly written on … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. VI. Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

The United States Constitution Article. VI. (Debts, Supremacy, Oaths) All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. V. Amendment

The United States Constitution Article. V. (Amendment) The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. IV. Section. 4. Republican Government

The United States Constitution Article. IV. (The States) Section. 4. (Republican Government) The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence. … Read more