United States Constitution

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  • Preamble
  • Articles
    • Article I. Legislative Department
      • Section 1. Legislative Power, the Congress
      • Section 2. House of Representatives
      • Section 3. Senate
      • Section 4. Elections and Meetings
      • Section 5. Legislative Proceedings
      • Section 6. Compensation, Immunities, and Disabilities of Members
      • Section 7. Revenue Bills; President's Veto
      • Section 8. Powers of Congress
      • Section 9. Powers Denied to Congress
      • Section 10. Powers Denied to the States
    • Article II. Executive Department
      • Section 1. Executive Power; The President; Term; Election; Qualifications; Compensation; Oath of Office
      • Section 2. President's Powers and Duties
      • Section 3. President's Powers and Duties
      • Section 4. Impeachment
    • Article III. Judicial Department
      • Section 1. Judicial Power; Courts; Terms of Office
      • Section 2. Jurisdiction
      • Section 3. Treason
    • Article IV. Relations Among the States
      • Section 1. Full Faith and Credit
      • Section 2. Privileges and Immunities of Citizens
      • Section 3. New States, Territories
      • Section 4. Protection Afforded to States by the Nation
    • Article V. Provisions for Amendment
    • Article VI. Public Debts; Supremacy of National Law; Oath
      • Section 1. Validity of Debts
      • Section 2. Supremacy of National Law
      • Section 3. Oaths of Office
    • Article VII. Ratification of Constitution

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments