Saturday, December 6, 2008

Article VI

Almost finished with the articles of the constitution...then on to the amendments. This one is pretty much self-explanatory. It does have an interesting combination of clauses though, but all add to establish this constitution as the supreme governing document in the United States.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Only one more article, and then to the amendments. With the amendments, I will try to give a little background to the amendment if I have any time to investigate a little. Maybe I will even add a few pictures...the articles did not seem to lend themselves to pictures.

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