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THE

Constitution

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

CONTENTS.

ARTICLE I.

SEC. 1.-Legislative power vested in Congress.
Senate and House of Legislature.
SEC. 2.-1. Representatives, election of.
qualification of electors.

2. Qualifications of members.
3. Apportionment of Representatives.

of direct taxes.

Census to be taken decennially.

Ratio of representation.

4. Vacancies in representation.

Executive to order election to fill.

5. House to choose its own officers.

thirty years of age.
nine years a citizen.

to be inhabitant of State for which chosen.

6. Senate to have sole power to try impeachments.
when so sitting, to be on oath or affirmation.
Chief Justice to preside on trial of President.
concurrence of two-thirds necessary for conviction.
7. Judgment on conviction, extent of.

not to operate against trial according to law.

SEC. 4.-1. Time and mode of elections to be fixed by State Legisla-

tures.

Congress may alter State regulations.
except as to the place of elections.

2. Congress to assemble at least once a year.

meeting to be on first Monday of December.

unless otherwise appointed by law.

SEC. 5.-1. Each house to judge the elections, returns, and qualifica-

tions of its members.

majority to constitute a business quorum.

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