Article 1: The Legislative Branch
- Section 1 - The Legislature
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.Okay, that seems pretty straightforward. Tomorrow we can find out about the House.
Edited to add that I notice that there is no room here for legislative powers to be extended beyond our borders to other governing bodies like the United Nations. All legislative Powers described and granted in this constitution shall rest in the Congress.
It doesn't say most; it says all. I rather like this as I do recall getting to vote for a Senator and for a House Rep, but no-one has ever asked me who I would want to represent me in the UN. Hmmmm . . .
A road map, so you know where we are in this tour:
- Article 1 - The Legislative Branch
- ~ Section 1 - Legislative Power
- ~ Section 2 - House of Representatives
- ~ Section 3 - Senate
- ~ Section 4 - Elections of Senators and Representatives
- ~ Section 5 - Rules of House and Senate
- ~ Section 6 - Compensation and Privileges of Members
- ~ Section 7 - Passage of Bills
- ~ Section 8 - Powers of Congress
- ~ Section 9 - Limits on Congress
- ~ Section 10 -Limits on States
- Article 2 - The Executive Branch
- Article 3 - The Judicial Branch
- Article 4 - The States
- Article 5 - Amendment
- Article 6 - Debts, Supremacy, Oaths
- Article 7 - Ratification