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2 The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.


Section 1. Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.

Section 2. 1 The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States.

2 A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime.

3 No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.

Section 3. 1 New States may be admitted

by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State ; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

2 The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State. Section 4. The United States shall guarantee

State in this Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion, and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

to every


The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress, provided that no amendments which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

ARTICLE VI All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution as under the confederation.

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several State legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to

support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

ARTICLE VII The ratification of the conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same. Done in convention by the unanimous con

sent of the States present the seven-
teenth day of September in the year of
our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and eighty-seven and of the indepen-
dence of the United States of America
the twelfth. In witness whereof, we
have hereunto subscribed our names.

(President, and Deputy from Virginia)

John Langton

Nicholas Gilman

MASSACHUSETTS Nathaniel Gorham

Rufus King

William Samuel Johnson

Roger Sherman
Alexander Hamilton

NEW JERSEY William Livingston

William Patterson David Brearly

Jonathan Dayton

PENNSYLVANIA Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Fitzsimons Thomas Mifflin

Jared Ingersoll Robert Morris

James Wilson George Clymer

Gouverneur Morris

DELAWARE George Read

John Dickinson Gunning Bedford, Jr. Richard Bassett

Jacob Broom

James McHenry

Daniel Carroll
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer


James Madison, Jr.

John Blair


Richd. Dobbs Spaight Hugh Williamson


Charles Pinckney Chas. Cotesworth Pinckney Pierce Butler

GEORGIA William Few

Abraham Baldwin Attest: William Jackson, Secretary.

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