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for any speech or debate in either house, they shall not be questioned in any other place.
II. No senator or representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office, under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments of which shall have been increased, during such time; and no person holding any office under the United States shall be a member of either house, during his continuance in office.
I. All bills, for raising revenue, shall originate in the house of representatives: but the senate shall propose or concur with amendments, as on other bills.
II. 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 it, 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 re-consider it. If, after such re-consideration, two-thirds of that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise bo re-considered: and, if approved by two-thirds of that house, it shall become a law. But, in all such cases, the votes of botn houses shall be determined by yeas and nays i and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each house respectively. 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.
III. Every order, resolution or vote, to which the concurrence of the senate and bouse of representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the president of the United States; and, before the same shall take effect, be approved by him; or, being disapproved by him, shall be re-passed by two-thirds of btjth houses, according' to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.
The congress shall have power—
I. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and" excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States: but all duties, imposts, and excises, shall be uniform throughout the United States.
II. To borrow money on the credit of the United States.
III. To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.
IV. To establish a uniform rule of naturalization; and uniform lairs on the subject of bankruptcies, throughout the United States.
V. To coin money; to regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; and fix the standard of weights and measures.
VI. To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States.
VII. To establish post offices, and post roads.
VIII. To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times, to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.
IX. To constitute tribunals inferior to the supreme court.
X. To define and punish piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations.
XI. To declare war; grant letters of marque and reprisal; and make rules concerning captures on land and water.
XII. To raise and support armies. But no appropriation of money for that use shall be for a longer term than two years.
XIII. To provide and maintain a navy.
XIV. To make rules for the government and regulation of the land aud naval forces.
XV. To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.
XVI. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of tnem as may be employed in the service of the United States; reserving to the Btates respectively the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by congress.'
XVII. To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cessiqn of particular states, and the acceptance of congress, become the seat of the government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings; and s
XVIII. To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by thi.- constitution in the government of the United States, or any department or office thereof.
I. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the congress, prior to the year ODe thousand eight hundred and eight; but a tax may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.
II. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it.
III. No bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.
IV. No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
V. No tax or duties shall be laid on articles exported from any state. No preference shall be given, by any regulation of commerce or revenue, to the ports of one state, over those of another: nor shall vessels bound to or from one state, be oblige ed to enter, clear, or pay duties in another.
VI. No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time. •
VII. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person, holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
I. No state sball enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.
II. No state shall, without the consent of congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the net produce of all duties and imposts laid by any state on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the United States; and all such laws, shall be subject to the revision and control of congress. No state sball, without the consent of congress, lay any duty on tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
. . . ARTICLE II.
• Section i. •.
I. The executive power shall be rested in a president of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the vice-president, chosen for the same term; be elected as follows.
II. Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of senators and representatives, to which the state may be entitled in the congress. But no senator or representative, or person holding atiy office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be. appointed an elector. t
III. The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for, two persons, one of whom at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves. And they shall make a list of all the persons voted for, and of the number of votes for each; which list they shall sign and certify, and transmit, sealed, to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the-president of the senate. The president of the senate Bhall in the preseuce of the senate and house of representatives, open all-the certificates, and the votes shall then be counted. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be the presidents if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed ; and if theret»e more than one who have Such majority, and have an equal number of votes, then the house of representatives shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for president; and if no person have a majority, then, from the five highest on the list the said house-shali in like manner choose the president. But in choosing the president, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote: a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states: and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, after the choice of the president, the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors, shall be the vice-president. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the senate shall choose from them, by ballot, the vice-president.
IV. The congress may determine the time of choosing electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the United States.
V. No person, except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president. Neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the ags of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States. •
VI. In case of the removal of the president from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the vice-president; and the congress may, by law, provide for the case of removal, death, or inability both of the president and vice-president, declaring what officer shall then act as president: and .such officer shall act accordingly, until the disability be removed, or a president shall be elected.- ', •
VII. The president shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for whicb he shall have been elected: and be shall not receive, within that period, any other emolument from the United States, or any of them. »:
VHI. Before lie enter on the execution ef his office, be shall take the following dath or affirmation:; 4*"
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute tiie office of president of the United States; and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States." .
• SECTION 11. .. •
I. The president shall be commander in chief of (he army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States. He may require the opinion in writing of the principal officers in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons, for offences against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.
II. He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the senators present concur: and he 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 oourt, 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. • • * .•"
III. The president shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the senate, by granting (commissions whicb shall expire at the end of their next session,