In this and related sections we dissect the US Constitution into its parts and subparts. Because many articles from the original constitution have been amended or superseded, we follow the text linking strategy set forth by the National Archives to correlate related texts. While maintaining these important correlations, we also add add a more intuitive format to these correlations and to the text in general.
Desktop users will notice that when certain areas of text are hovered over, the display of related amendments or articles appear in the side margin. We believe that displaying relevant text in this manner makes the Constitution much easier to study and comprehend because the reader is not forced to juggle multiple documents. As stated, we rely on the National Archives to make these important correlations.
In addition to the unique hovering effect, we have also dissected sections down to clause level for the purpose of integration and discussion among other topics. One such example is Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 which gives context to a series of historical videos on the Presidential Oath of Office.
In summary, we hope that you find our copy of the US Constitution easier to study and comprehend. We also hope to tie in relevant information that provides a deeper understanding of the Constitution and related subjects.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.