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The U.S. Constitution

 

Final Version Written: Monday, September 17, 1787

 

Ratified: Saturday, June 21, 1788

 

First Amendment Added: Thursday, December 15, 1791

 

Most Recent Amendment Added: Thursday, May 7, 1992

 

The United States Constitution is essentially a legal contract among all U.S. citizens. It outlines how the government will function and some of the foundational rights of all citizens, based on natural law, that cannot be denied to any citizen.  Article V (5) describes the process for making changes to the Constitution.

The Constitution of the United States of America 

 

Preamble ("We the People") 

 

Article I (1) (Legislative Branch) 

 

Article II (2) (Executive Branch) 

 

Article III (3) (Judicial Branch)

 

Article IV (4) (State Government) 

 

Article V (5) (Amendment Process) 

 

Article VI (6) (Status of the Constitution) 

 

Article VII (7) (Ratification) 

 

Signers (Those Who Signed the Constitution) 

 

Amendments I-XXVII (1-27) 1791-1992

 

12 Proposed Amendments 1791

 

Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) 1791

 

Preamble

 

Amendment I (1) (Rights of Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and Petition of Grievances) 1791

 

Amendment II (2) (Right to Bear Arms) 1791

 

Amendment III (3) (Right to Deny Quartering of Soldiers) 1791

 

Amendment IV (4) (Right Not to be Subjected to Illegal Searches and Seizures) 1791

 

Amendment V (5) 

 

Amendment VI (6) 

 

Amendment VII (7) 

 

Amendment VIII (8) 

 

Amendment IX (9) 

 

Amendment X (10) 

 

Additional Amendments (Amendments 11-27) 1795-1992

 

Amendment XI (11) 

 

Amendment XII (12) 

 

Amendment XIII (13) 

 

Amendment XIV (14) 

 

Amendment XV (15) 

 

Amendment XVI (16) 

 

Amendment XVII (17) 

 

Amendment XVIII (18) 

 

Amendment XIX (19) 

 

Amendment XX (20) 

 

Amendment XXI (21) 

 

Amendment XXII (22) 

 

Amendment XXIII (23) 

 

Amendment XXIV (24) 

 

Amendment XXV (25) 

 

Amendment XXVI (26) 

 

Amendment XXVII (27) 

 

Note: Signers' Religions

 

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