the U.S. constitution...?
can yall help me out plz? i dont understand Article IV, Section 1,2 and 4 and i also dont understand Articles V, VI and VII...can someone like..put them in simpler words?...i dont get old english lol...thnx so much
- Ooh, Ooh pick meLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
I can start you off.
Article 4 has to do with the rights of individual states.
Section 1 says that each state will acknowledge another state's laws and legal process.
Section 2 says that a citizen of a state is entitled to the rights & priviliges of a state when they go to that other state. It also says that if you comit a crime in a state and go to another state, that state is obligated to send you back to the state where you committed the crime.
Section 4 says that all states must have a "republican" form of government. Meaning a gonvernment of elected officials with one of those officials being the "head of state" or governor in our case.
Article 5 sets the rules for adding a new amendment to the Constitution. Basically, 2/3 of the House and Senate need to propose the new ammendment. Then 3/4 of the states need to vote for the ammendment in order for it to be added to the constitution.
Article 6. This is in a couple of parts.
Prior to the United States forming, the states had come together as the confederation of states. Part one of this article said that any debts the Confederation had would go to the United States.
Part two basically says that the Constitution takes presedence over all other documents.
Part three says that all elected officials will take an oath to follow and uphold the constitution. Interseting note, it also says that their religion will not be tested in this oath.
Article 7 Says that it would only take 9 of the original 13 states to ratify (bring into law) the constitution that all 13 would abide to.
Hope that helps
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