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holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the
Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever,
from any King, Prince, or foreign State .....
1 98 11
Foreign power. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, enter into any agreement
or compact with another State, or with any foreign power.
1 10 3
Foreign States, citizens, or subjects. The Judicial power shall extend to controversies be-
tween a State, or the citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens, or subjects. ..... 3 2 1 18
Foreign State. The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to
any suit, in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United
States by citizens of another State, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign State.. 11th amend. 28
Forfeiture. No attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture, except dur-
ing the life of the person attainted...
3 3 2 19
Form a more perfect union. The Constitution established in order to form a more perfect
Forts, &c. Congress shall have power to exercise exclusive legislation over forts, &c. ..... 1 8 17 10
Franklin, Deputy from Pennsylvania, signed this Constitution. Benjamin...
Free State. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right
of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed......
2d amend. 25
Freedom of speech and of the press. Congress shall make no law respecting an establish-
ment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press..
1st amend. 25
Fugitives from justice. 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
4 2 2 19
Fugitive slaves. No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, es-
caping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be dis-
charged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party
to whom such service of labor may be duen esta
4 2 3 20
Art. . cl.
fare............. dreamsel. page, General welfare. The Constitution established to promote the general welfare......... Preamble. 1 General welfare. Congress shall have power to provide for the general welfare.
1 8 1 8 General laws. Congress may, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which the public
acts, records, and judicial proceedings of States shall be proved, and the effect
4 1 1 19
Georgia entitled to three Representatives in the first Congress
1 2 3 3
Gilman, Deputy from New Hampshire, signed this Constitution. Nicholas.
Gold and silver coin. No State shall make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in pay-
ment of debts.....
1 10 1 12
Good behavior. The Judges, both of the Supreme and Inferior Courts, shall hold their of-
fices during good behavior...
3 1 1 17
Gorham, Deputy from Massachusetts, signed this Constitution. Nathaniel...
Governing the militia. Congress shall have power to provide for governing such part of the
militia as may be employed in the service of the United States.
.1 8 16 9
Government. Congress shall have power to make rules for the government and regulation of
the land and naval forces.
1 8 14 9
Government. Seat of Government established..
1 8 17 10
Government of the United States. Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall
be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all
other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States,
or in any department or office thereof...
1 8 18 10
Government. The United States shall guaranty to every State in this Union a Republican
form of government..
4 4 1 20
Government. Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to as-
semble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
1st amend. 25
Grand jury. No person shall be held to answer for a eapital or otherwise infamous crime, un-
less on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, &c...
5th amend. 26
Grant. No State shall grant any title of nobility.......
Grant. The President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against
the United States, except in cases of impeachment..
Granted powers. All legislative powers granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United
Granting commissions. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may
happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall ex
pire at the end of their next session....
Grants of States. The Judicial power shall extend to cases between citizens of the same
State claiming lands under grants of different States..
Grievances. Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to as-
semble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances..
Guaranty. The United States shall guaranty to every State in this Union a Republican form
Habeas corpus. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless
when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it.
Hamilton, deputy from New York, signed this Constitution. Alexander.
Happen. When vacancies happen in the representation from any State, the Executive au-
thority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.
Happen. When vacancies happen, by resignation or otherwise, during the recess of the
Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary appoint
Happen. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the
recess of the Senate, &c.
Heads of Departments. The President may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal
officer in each of the Executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.
Heads of Departments. The Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of such inferior
officers as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the
heads of Departments. High crimes and misdemeanors. The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the
U.S. shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason,
bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Honor. Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from
office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit,
under the United States.. House of Reps. Congress shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.... House of Reps. Members of the House of Representatives chosen every second year by
House of Reps., members of the. (See Representatives.)
House of Reps. Qualifications of electors of members of the Ho. Reps., the same as for
electors of the most numerous branch of the State Legislature.
House of Reps. shall choose their Speaker and other officers. The.
House of Reps. shall have the sole power of impeachment. The...
House of Representatives. The-
Shall be the judge of the elections, returns, and qalifications of its own members,
and a majority shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members in such manner, and under such penalties, as that House
may provide.... May determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly be
havior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.. Shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, ex
cepting such parts as may, in their judgment, require secrecy; and the yeas
and nays of the members of either House, on any question, shall, at the desire
of one-fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.
Shall not, during the session of Congress, without the consent of the Senate, ad-
journ for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the
two Houses shall be sitting. House of Reps. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,
but the Senate may propose, or concur with, amendments, as on other bills.
House of Reps. and Senate. Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representa-
tives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of
the United States; if he approve, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with
his objections, to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the
objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such re-
consideration, two-thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent,
together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be re-
considered, and if approved by two-thirds of that House, it shall become a law.
But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and
nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill, shall be entered
on the journal of each House respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the
President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to
him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Con-
gress, by their adjournment, prevent its return; in which case it shall not be a law.
House of Reps. and Senate. Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of
the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary, (except on a question
of adjournment,) shall be presented to the President of the United States, and be-
fore the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him; or, being disapproved by
him, shall be repassed by two-thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives,
according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill....... House of Representatives and Senate. See Congress.