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3. Apportionment of Representatives.
Census to be taken decennially.
4. Vacancies in representation.
Executive to order election to fill.
5. House to choose its own officers.
to have sole power of impeachment.
SEC. 3.-1. Senate, of what composed.
Senators, how and when chosen.
2. Senators to be divided into three classes.
first class to vacate in two years.
third class at end of sixth year.
one-third to be chosen every second year.
vacancies during recess to be temporarily filled.
3. Qualifications for Senator.
thirty years of age.
nine years a citizen.
to be inhabitant of State for which chosen.
4. Vice-President to be President of Senate.
5. Senate to choose other officers.
to choose President pro tem. in absence of Vice.
6. Senate to have sole power to try impeachments.
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-
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-
Art. I, Sec. 5.-Continued.
smaller number may adjourn and comper at-
penalties may be prescribed for non-attend-
2. Each house may determine rules of its proceedings.
may punish for disorderly behavior.
with concurrence of two-thirds may expel.
3. Each house shall keep a journal of proceedings.
yeas and nays to be entered on desire of one-
4. Neither house shall adjourn for more than three days with-
nor to any other place than that in which
SEC. 6.-1. Compensation for services to be fixed by law.
to be paid out of U. S. Treasury.
Members to be privileged from arrest during the session.
except for treason, felony, and breach of peace.
for speech or debate not to be questioned else-
2. No member to be eligible for a civil office under Govern-
ment created or increased in emoluments
no person holding U. S. office to be eligible as
SEC. 7.-1. Bills for raising revenue to originate in the House; but the
Senate may propose or concur with amendments.
if returned, objections to be entered on the
on concurrence of two-thirds, the bill to be
if approved by two-thirds, to become a law.
the vote of both houses to be by yeas and nays.
names of members voting to be entered on
if bill not returned by President in ten days,
to be a law, unless Congress, by adjournment,
3. Concurrent resolutions to be presented to the President ex-
cepton question of adjournment.
if disapproved, require two-thirds
to provide for punishment of counterfeiting
to establish post-offices and post-roads.
to promote progress of science and useful arts
by securing to authors and inventors exclu-
to constitute tribunals inferior to Supreme
to define and punish piracies and felonies on
high seas, and offenses against law of na-
grant letters of marque and reprisal,
and make rules concerning captures.
appropriations to be limited to two years.
to provide and maintain a navy.
14. To make rules for government of land and naval forces.
15. To provide for calling forth the militia.
to execute laws, suppress insurrections, etc.
16. To provide for organizing and arming the militia.
and for governing them when in employ of
authority of States as to appointment of off-
also as to disciplining militia.
17. To exercise exclusive legislation over seat of government.
18. To make all laws necessary and proper to carry out its
SEC. 9.-1. Migration or importation of slaves, restriction of.
2. Habeas corpus not to be suspended except.
3. No bill of attainder or ex post facto law to be passed.
4. No direct tax unless in proportion to census.
5. No tax or duty on exports from any State.
no entry, clearance, or duties on vessels
7. Money to be drawn only on appropriations made by law.
8. No title of nobility to be granted.
no officer to accept presents from foreign powers.
or pass any bill of attainder.
or law impairing obligation of contract.
or grant any title of nobility.
3. No State, without consent of Congress, to lay duty on
SEC. 1.-1. The executive power is vested in a President.
his term of office shall be four years.
the term of office of Vice-President shall
they shall be elected together.
2. Each State shall appoint Presidential electors.
to be in number equal to the whole number of
their Senators and Representatives.
no Senator or Representative or public U. S.
3. Manner of voting by electors.
REPEALED. See XIIth Amendment.
4. Congress may determine time of choosing electors.
and the day of their meeting to elect.
to be the same throughout the U. S.
5. Natural-born citizens alone cligible for President.
to have attained the age of thirty-five, and
been fourteen years a resident.
6. The Vice-President to assume the duties of President in
case of his death, resignation, etc.
Congress may by law provide for the case of death, resig-
nation, etc., of the President.
and declare what officer shall then act.
7. The compensation of the President shall not be increased
or diminished during his term of
and he shall not receive during that pe-
8. Oath or affirmation of President.
SEC. 2.-1. President shall be Commander in Chief of Army and Navy.
and of the Militia of the several States, when
may require written opinions of executive of-
may grant reprieves and pardons, except in im-
2. By and with consent of Congress, may make treaties.
Congress may vest appointment of inferior officers
3. President may fill vacancies during recess of Senate.
SEC. 3.-President to give information of state of the Union.
to recommend measures to Congress.
on extraordinary occasions may convene Congress.
in case of disagreement may adjourn Congress.
to receive Ambassadors and Ministers.
to take care that the laws are administered.