Mitchell, R. (1995). Organization of the Constitution of the United States. In CQ's guide to the U.S. Constitution. Washington: CQ Press. Retrieved August 19, 2005, from CQ Electronic Library, CQ Encyclopedia of American Government

Organization of the Constitution of the United States

The original Constitution (Ratified by June 1788)

The Preamble 

Article 1

The Legislative Department

Article 2

The Executive Department

Article 3

The Judicial Department

Article 4

Relations Between the States

Article 5

The Amendment Process

Article 6

General Provisions, Supremacy of Constitution

Article 7

Ratification of the Constitution

The Bill of Rights (Ratified 1791)

1

Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, petition

2

Militia and the right to bear arms

3

Quartering of troops

4

Searches and seizures

5

Rights of accused persons

6

Criminal trials

7

Jury trials in common law cases

8

Reasonable bail and punishment

9

Rights reserved to the people

10

Powers reserved to the states

Later amendments

11

Suits against states (1795)

12

Elections of president and vice president (1804)

13

Slavery abolished (1685)

14

Protections, privileges of citizens of states (1868)

15

Voting rights of all races (1870)

16

Income tax power granted to Congress (1913)

17

Election of senators by the people (1913)

18

Prohibition of intoxicating beverages (1919)

19

Right to vote guaranteed to both sexes (1920)

20

"Lame duck" session of Congress eliminated (1933)

21

Repeal of eighteenth amendment (1933)

22

Limit on president's terms of office (1951)

23

Voting rights for District of Columbia (1961)

24

Prohibition on poll tax (1964)

25

Provision for disability of president (1967)

26

Voting age of eighteen (1971)

27

Compensation for senator and representatives (1992)

 

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