The Constitution of the United States
We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect
Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the com-
mon defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of lib-
erty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitu-
tion for the United States of America.
Section 1. Legislative powers; in whom vested
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of
the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representa-
Section 2. House of Representatives, how and by whom chosen Qual-
ifications of a Representative. Representatives and direct taxes,
how apportioned. Enumeration. Vacancies to be filled. Power of
choosing officers, and of impeachment.
1. The House of Representatives shall be co . . .