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THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE OF

THE UNITED STATES,

AND

BARCLAY'S DIGEST.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFI

1867.

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CONSTITUTION

OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

CONSTITUTION.

We, the people of the United States, in order Preamblo.

to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general wel. fare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

ARTICLE I.

SECTION I.

All legislative powers herein granted shall be Congress. vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

SECTION II.

how chosen.

The House of Representatives shall be com- Representatives posed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.

No person shall be a Representative who shall Qualification of not have attained the age of twenty-five years,

representatives.

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