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We the people of the United States, in order to 
form a more perfect union, establish justice, 
insure domestic tranquility, provide for the 
common defense, promote the general welfare, 
and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves 
and our posterity, do ordain and establish this 

for the United States of America.

Editor’s Note: Just to refresh your memory here is a synopsis of what is in the U.S. 
Constitution. At the end of this list you will find a website where you can read the entire 




Article I [The Legislative Branch] 

 Section 1. [Legislative Power Vested] 

 Section 2. [House of Representatives] 

 Section 3. [Senate] 

 Section 4. [Elections of Senators and Representatives] 

 Section 5. [Rules of House and Senate] 

 Section 6. [Compensation and Privileges of Members] 

 Section 7. [Passage of Bills] 

 Section 8. [Scope of Legislative Power] 

 Section 9. [Limits on Legislative Power] 

 Section 10. [Limits on States] 

Article II [The Presidency] 

 Section 1. [Election, Installation, Removal] 

 Section 2. [Presidential Power] 

 Section 3. [State of the Union, Receive Ambassadors, Laws 
Faithfully Executed, Commission Officers]

 Section 4. [Impeachment] 

Article III [The Judiciary] 

 Section 1. [Judicial Power Vested] 

 Section 2. [Scope of Judicial Power] 

 Section 3. [Treason] 

Article IV [The States] 

 Section 1. [Full Faith and Credit] 

 Section 2. [Privileges and Immunities, Extradiction, 
Fugitive Slaves] 

 Section 3. [Admission of States] 

 Section 4. [Guarantees to States] 

Article V [The Amendment Process] 

Article VI [Legal Status of the Constitution] 

Article VII [Ratification] 

 Signers (Listed on the left side of this page)

Amendment I [Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, Petition (1791)] 

Amendment II [Right to Bear Arms (1791)] 

Amendment III [Quartering of Troops (1791)] 

Amendment IV [Search and Seizure (1791)] 

Amendment V [Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, 
Due Process (1791)] 

Amendment VI [Criminal Prosecutions - Jury Trial, Right to Confront 
and to Counsel (1791)] 

Amendment VII [Common Law Suits - Jury Trial (1791)] 

Amendment VIII [Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment (1791)] 

Amendment IX [Non-Enumerated Rights (1791)] 

Amendment X [Rights Reserved to States or People (1791)] 

Amendment XI [Suits Against a State (1795)] 

Amendment XII [Election of President and Vice-President (1804)] 

Amendment XIII [Abolition of Slavery (1865)] 

Amendment XIV [Privileges and Immunities, Due Process, Equal Protection, 
Apportionment of Representatives, Civil War Disqualification 
and Debt (1868)] 

Amendment XV [Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race (1870)] 

Amendment XVI [Income Tax (1913)] 

Amendment XVII [Election of Senators (1913)] 

Amendment XVIII [Prohibition (1919)] 

Amendment XIX [Women's Right to Vote (1920)] 

Amendment XX [Presidential Term and Succession (1933)] 

Amendment XXI [Repeal of Prohibition (1933)] 

Amendment XXII [Two Term Limit on President (1951)] 

Amendment XXIII [Presidential Vote in D.C. (1961)] 

Amendment XXIV [Poll Tax (1964)] 

Amendment XXV [Presidential Succession (1967)] 

Amendment XXVI [Right to Vote at Age 18 (1971)] 

Amendment XXVII [Compensation of Members of Congress (1992)] 



The 38 signers of the U.S. Constitution were delegates from the original 
states who gathered several times and in several places, first drafting the 
Declaration of Independence, and then, after the colonists defeated the 
British army and won independence, writing the U.S. Constitution. The 
signers of the two documents have some overlap — Benjamin Franklin 
signed both, but John Hancock wrote large only on the Declaration 
of Independence. The delegates are here grouped by the states they 

Connecticut: William Samuel Johnson, Roger Sherman

Delaware: George Read, Gunning Bedford Jr., John Dickinson, Richard 
Bassett, Jacob Broom

Georgia: William Few, Abraham Baldwin

Maryland: James McHenry, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Daniel Carroll

Massachusetts: Nathaniel Gorham, Rufus King

New Hampshire: John Langdon, Nicholas Gilman

New Jersey: William Livingston, David Brearley, William Paterson, 
Jonathan Dayton

New York: Alexander Hamilton

North Carolina: William Blount, Richard Dobbs Spaight, Hugh 

Pennsylvania: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, George 
Clymer, Thomas FitzSimons, Jared Ingersoll, James Wilson, Gouverneur 

South Carolina: John Rutledge, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Pierce 

Virginia: George Washington (President and deputy), John Blair, James 
Madison Jr.

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