What is in the Constitution?

Article 1

Article 1 is about the Legislative Branch. Congress is a big part of the Legislative Branch. The Congress is divided between The Senate and The House of Representatives.

One of the most important jobs of the Legislative Branch is to make laws. Laws are written and discussed in Congress.

Each State has two Senators and at least one Representative. There are 100 Senators and 435 Representatives in the United States today.

The number of Congressmen is determined by the population of the state. For example, North Carolina has thirteen Congressmen, where as California has fifty three based on the 2014 population.

To run for Congress, you have to be at least 25 years old and a U.S. citizen for seven years. To run for the Senate, you have to be at least 30 years old and a U.S. citizen for 9 years.
Article II

Article II is about the Executive Branch. The main role for the Executive Branch is to enforce laws. The President is in charge of the Executive Branch.

Out of 538 electors, a candidate must receive 270 votes to become President. If two candidates get an equal amount of votes, the House of Representatives will decide who becomes President.

Article III

Article III is about the Judicial Branch. The job of the Judicial Branch is to interpret laws. The Supreme Court is in charge of the Judicial Branch.

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States. The Supreme Court can investigate, question, and overturn cases that were decided in lower courts.

The Constitution was written by our founding fathers to form a more perfect union. It was one of the most important documents ever written. It was a guideline on how our country should be ran. No matter what happens or who gets elected, no one can change what is written in the Constitution. We are always guaranteed to live in a free country.


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