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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
JEFFERSON'S MANUAL OF PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICE,
STANDING RULES AND ORDERS
FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE OF
THE UNITED STATES,
We, the people of the United States, in order Preamble.
to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
All legislative powers herein granted shall be Congresr. vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives shall be com- Representatives, posed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature. No person shall be a Representative who shall Qualification of
representatives. not have attained the age of twenty-five years,