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1. Every substantive matter or point contained in each article, sec.
tion, and clause, embracing every subject and definition in the
Constitution, has been arranged in alphabetical order. 2. Under the head of each branch or department of the Government,
has been shewn its powers, duties, restrictions, privileges, and
joint or concurrent power with other branches or departments. 3. By this arrangement the entire instrument is resolved into its
elements, and presented in a form more inviting to the mental
As printed in this edition, has been collated with the original manuscript in the Department of State, and found to agree with it in every particular, as to text, letter, and punctuation.
An Alphabetical Analysis of the Constitution of the United States, and of the
Absence. In the absence of the Vice President the Senate shall choose a President pro tem.
pel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties, as
each House may provide...
out the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of
in any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign states..... Account. A regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public
money shall be published from time to time...
of the accusation....
the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. And the
and judicial proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof..
dent and Vice President, the Congress shall, by law, declare what officer shall then
moved, or a President shall be elected.. Adjourn from day to day. A smaller number than a majority of each House of Congress
may adjourn from day to day................
Art. sec. cl. page.
Adjourn. Neither House during the session of Congress shall, without the consent of the
other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which
the two Houses may be sitting.... Adjournment. 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 Congress by their adjournment prevent its
return, in which case it shall not be a law... Adjournment. 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. (For proceedings, see re
solution)... Adjournment. In case of disagreement between the two Houses of Congress with respect to
the time of adjournment, the President may adjourn them to such time as he shall
ralty and maritime jurisdiction.
adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this
Constitution as under the Confederation...
Agreement or compact. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, enter into any
agreement or compact with another State or a foreign power.
Senate, appoint ambassadors, &c...
lic ministers, and consuls.
preme Court shall have original jurisdiction... Amendments, as on other bills. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of
Representatives; but the Senate may propose, or concur with, amendments as on
deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the appli-
State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the U.States, which shall have
Art. sec. cl. page.
2 1 2 13
1 3 2 3
1 8 16 10
12th amend. 28
Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls, judges of the
proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments 2 2 2 16
ing the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions, (or appointments,) which
2 2 3 16
1 2 3 2
priations made by law, and a regular statement and account of the receipts and ex-
1 9 7 11
of Representatives may be necessary, (except on a question of adjournment,) shall be presented to the President of the U. S. to be approved or disapproved by him., 17 2-3 7-8