The 7 Articles of the US Constitution
The first article in the constitution establishes a legislative branch for our government. The legislative branch includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. Article one also explains some of the legislative branch's powers which include the power to tax, create laws, and print money.
Article two states what the Executive Branch is. The Executive Branch contains the president, vice president, and the president's advisers, who are called the cabinet. Some of the powers of the executive branch are veto laws, make treaties, and appoint supreme court justices.
Article three describes the judicial branch which includes the supreme court. While congress's job is to make new laws, the supreme court's job is to make sure that the laws are not unconstitutional If you are a member of the supreme court, you can keep your job for your entire life.
Article four describes the states' powers. States have to make their own laws however these laws cannot be unconstitutional. Article IV also states that a citizen of one state will be treated equally as one from another state (section 2). Article IV commands states to respect each other.
Article five states the steps on how to amend or "change" the constitution. In order for an amendment to be added, 3 out of 4 states must approve the amendment.
Article VI States that the constitution is the supreme law of the land, and that no law can be unconstitutional. Article VI also states that all appointed officials must swear to an oath of allegiance to the constitution and the United States prior to taking office.
Article VII explains Ratification. This article is specified to June 21, 1788 when the constitution was officially ratified.