The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution was originally created with seven articles, and it is the national frame of government. Its first three articles embody the principle of the separation of powers, where the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, executive and judicial.
- What was the purpose for writing the U.S. Constitution?
- How would you summarize each article?
"We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..." Constitutional Convention, September 1787. Courtesy of Library of Congress