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C O N STITUTION.

We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare 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 Congress. be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and .House of Representatives.

SECTION II.

The House of Representatives shall be com-Representaposed of members chosen every second year o how choby 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 Qualification shall not have attained to the age of twenty- *Forena. five years, and been seven years a citizen of “” the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct taxes shall be Apportionapportioned among the several States which : Repmay be included within this Union, according.”.” to their respective numbers, which shall be taxes.

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