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The Constitution of the United States of America

The U.S. Constitution was written at a convention held during 1787. Signed by 39 of the 55 state delegates, it was submitted for ratification in September of that year. The constitution took effect following its ratification by the ninth state in 1788. In this hypertext version of the constitution provisions that have been amended or otherwise affected by subsequent amendments are linked to the relevant amendments.

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Preamble ["We the people...."]

Article I [The Legislative Branch]

Article II [The Presidency]

Article III [The Judiciary]

Article IV [The States]

Article V [The Amendment Process]

Article VI [Legal Status of the Constitution]

Article VII [Ratification]



1st Amendment Historical Arguements

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