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Approved. Any bill returned by the President with objection, may become a law if approved
by two-thirds of both 'Houses of .Congress.... Armies. Čongress shall have power to raise and support armies, but no appropriation of
money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years:
Arming. Congress shall have power to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the
Arms. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Army. Congress shall have power to make rules for the government and regulation of the
land and naval forces..
Army. The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the army...
.... Army. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of
the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Army or navy. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime,
unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in
the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service, in time of war or
Arrest. Senators and Representatives shall, in all cases except treason, felony, and breach
of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the sessions of
their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same.....
Arsenals, &c. Congress shall have power to exercise exclusive legislation over arsenals,'&c.
Arts. Congress shall have power to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by se-
curing, for limited times, to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their re-
spective wr tings and discoveries.....
..... Assemble. Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, on the first Monday in De
cember, unl ess they shall by law appoint a different day..
Assemble. Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assem-
ble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
Attainder. No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed...
Altainder. No State shall pass any bill of attainder
Attainder of treason. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason,
but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture, except
during the life of the person attainted. Attendance. Less than a quorum of either House may compel the attendance of absent
Attendance. Members of Congress privileged from arrest during their attendance at sessions,
&c. (See Arrest.).
Authentication of records, acts, and judicial proceedings of States.
Authors may secure exclusive rights to their writings for a limited time.
Bail. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and un-
usual punishments inflicted...
Baldwin, deputy from Georgia, signed this Constitution. George.
Ballot. The electors shall vote by ballot for President and Vice President U. S. They shall
name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and, in distinct ballots, the
person voted for as Vice President.. Ballot. If no person have a majority of the electoral votes, the House of Representatives
shall choose, immediately, by ballot, the President..
Bankruptcies. Congress shall have power to establish uniform laws on the subject of bank-
ruptcies throughout the United States.
Bassett, deputy from Delaware, signed this Constitution. Richard.
Bedford, jr., deputy from Delaware, signed this Constitution. Gunning.
Bill of attainder. No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
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..
Bill. Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate shall,
before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States ; if he
approve, he shall sign it, but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to that
House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on
their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds
of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objec-
tions, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if ap-
proved by two-thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases,
the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of
the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the Journal of each
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Bill. 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.....
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Bill. 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 U. s.; and before the same shall take effect, shall
be approved by him, or, being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two-thirds
of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations
prescribed in the case of a bill..
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Bills of credit. No State shall emit bills of credit.
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Blair, deputy from Virginia, signed this Constitution. John.......
Blood. No attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood or forfeiture, except during
the life of the person attainted....
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Blount, deputy from North Carolina, signed this Constitution. William....
Borrow money. Congress shall have power to borrow money on the credit of the U. S.... 1
Bound. Persons bound to service for a term of years, included in representative numbers.. 1 2 3
Breach of the peace. For a breach of the peace, a Senator or Representative may be arrested 1 6 1
Brearley, deputy from New Jersey, signed this Constitution, David. .....
Capital crime. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime,
unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in
the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or
Capitation tax. No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the
census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken..
Capitation tax. No amendment shall be made prior to 1808 to affect the preceding clause..
Captures. Congress shall have power to declare war, to grant letters of marque and reprisal,
and make rules concerning captures on land and water
Care. The President shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed
Carroll, Deputy from Maryland, signed this Constitution, Daniel..
Cases to which the judicial power shall extend, (see Judicial Power,).
Cause. No warrant shall issue but upon probable cause...
Census to be taken within three years after first meeting of Congress, and every ten years
thereafter, in such manner as they shall by law direct.....
Census. No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census
or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.... Census. No amendment shall be made prior to 1808 to affect the preceding clause.........
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Cession. On the cession by particular States of a district, (not exceeding ten miles square,)
and the acceptance of Congress, it may become the seat of Government of the
Charge of treason. A person charged in any State with treason, &c., who may fly from jus-
tice, to be delivered up and removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime..
Chief Justice shall preside when the President of the United States is tried on an impeach-
ment by the Senate. The....
Chosen. (See Elected, &c.)
Chuse. (See Elect.)
Citizen of United States. No person shall be a Representative in Congress who has not been
years a citizen of the United States....
Citizen of United States. No person shall be a Senator in Congress who has not been nine
years a citizen of the United States.
Citizen. No person, except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the
time of the adoption of the Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President
Citizens. "The judicial power shall extend to controversies between a State and citizens of
another State; between citizens of different States; between citizens of the same
State claiming lands under grants of different States; and between a State, or the
citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens, or subjects..
Citizens. The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citi-
zens in the several States ... Citizens. The judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any
suit in law or equity commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by
citizens of another State, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign State..
Civil office. (See Office.)
Civil officers. All civil officers of the U. States shall be removed from office on impeachment
for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.. Claim. Fugitive slayes shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom they belong, &c.