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1. Every substantive matter or point contained in each article, sec.

tion, and clause, embracing every subject and definition in the

Constitution, has been arranged in alphabetical order. 2. Under the head of each branch or department of the Government,

has been shewn its powers, duties, restrictions, privileges, and

joint or concurrent power with other branches or departments. 3. By this arrangement the entire instrument is resolved into its

elements, and presented in a form more inviting to the mental
vision, and more easily impressed upon the memory.

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THE CONSTITUTION,

As printed in this edition, has been collated with the original manuscript in the Department of State, and found to agree with it in every particular, as to text, letter, and punctuation.

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An Alphabetical Analysis of the Constitution of the United States, and of the

amendments thereto.

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Absence. In the absence of the Vice President the Senate shall choose a President pro tem.
Absent members. A smaller number than a majority of either House of Congress may com-

pel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties, as

each House may provide...
Accept. No person holding any office of profit or trust under the United States, shall, with-

out the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of

in any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign states..... Account. A regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public

money shall be published from time to time...
Accusation. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused to be informed of the nature and cause

of the accusation....
Acts, records; and judicial proceedings. Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to

the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State. And the
Congress may, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which such acts, records,

and judicial proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof..
Act as President. In case of the removal, death, resignation, or inability, of both the Presi-

dent and Vice President, the Congress shall, by law, declare what officer shall then
act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly until the disability be re-

moved, or a President shall be elected.. Adjourn from day to day. A smaller number than a majority of each House of Congress

may adjourn from day to day................

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ALPHABETICAL ANALYSIS-Continued.

Art. sec. cl. page.

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Adjourn. Neither House during the session of Congress shall, without the consent of the

other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which

the two Houses may be sitting.... Adjournment. If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays

excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its

return, in which case it shall not be a law... Adjournment. Every order, resolution, or vote, to which the concurrence of the Senate and

House of Representatives may be necessary, (except on a question of adjournment,) shall be presented to the President of the United States. (For proceedings, see re

solution)... Adjournment. In case of disagreement between the two Houses of Congress with respect to

the time of adjournment, the President may adjourn them to such time as he shall

think proper....
Admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. The judicial power shall extend to all cases of admi-

ralty and maritime jurisdiction.
Admitted. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union.
Adoption of this Constitution. All debts contracted or engagements entered into before the

adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this

Constitution as under the Confederation...
Advice and consent of the Senate. (See Senate.)
Affirmation. (See Oath or affirmation.)
Sige of qualification for a Representative in Congress, 25 years.
Age of qualification for a Senator in Congress, 30 years..
Age of qualification for President of the United States, 35 years.
Age of qualification for Vice President of the United States, 35 years..

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Agreement or compact. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, enter into any

agreement or compact with another State or a foreign power.
Alliance. No State shall enter into any alliance.
Aliens, or persons of foreign birth, not eligible as President or Vice President of the United

States.
Ambassadors. The President shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the

Senate, appoint ambassadors, &c...
Ambassadors. The President shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers.
Ambassadors. The judicial power shall extend to all cases affecting ambassadors, other pub-

lic ministers, and consuls.
Ambassadors. In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls, the Su-

preme Court shall have original jurisdiction... Amendments, as on other bills. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of

Representatives; but the Senate may propose, or concur with, amendments as on

other bills.
Amendments to the Constitution. The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall

deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the appli-
cation of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several States, shall call a convention
for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid, to all intents and
purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-
fourths of the several States, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one
or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that
no amendment, which may be made prior to the year 1808, shall, in any manner,
affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no

State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
Appellate jurisdiction. (See Supreme Court.)....
Appointed. No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected,

be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the U.States, which shall have
been created, or the emoluments of which shall have been increased during such time.

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ALPHABETICAL ANALYSIS--Continued.

Art. sec. cl. page.
Appointed. No Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit un-
der the United States, shall be appointed an Elector....

2 1 2 13
Appointments. The Executives of States may make temporary appointments of Senators in
the recess of the legislatures thereof to fill vacancies,

1 3 2 3
Appointment of officers of the militia reserved to the States respectively.

1 8 16 10
Appointment of Electors of President and Vice President of the United States. (See Elec- 2 1 2 13
tors)..

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Appointments. The President shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the

Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls, judges of the
Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States whose appointments are
not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law. But the
Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think

proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments 2 2 2 16
Appointments. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen dur-

ing the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions, (or appointments,) which
shall expire at the end of their next session...

2 2 3 16
Apportioned. Representatives and direct taxes to be apportioned among the several States
according to their respective numbers, &c...

1 2 3 2
Appropriation of money to the use of armies shall not be for a longer period than two years 1 8 12 9
Appropriations. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of appro-

priations made by law, and a regular statement and account of the receipts and ex-
penditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.

1 9 7 11
Approved. Every bill, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House

of Representatives may be necessary, (except on a question of adjournment,) shall be presented to the President of the U. S. to be approved or disapproved by him., 17 2-3 7-8

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