The United States Constitution eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 17 pages of information about The United States Constitution.


All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States


The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.

Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,

Go.  Washington—­
Presid. and deputy from Virginia

New Hampshire

John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman


Nathaniel Gorham
Rufus King


Wm. Saml.  Johnson
Roger Sherman

New York

Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey

Wil:  Livingston
David Brearley
Wm. Paterson
Jona:  Dayton


B Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robt Morris
Geo. Clymer
Thos FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
James Wilson
Gouv Morris


Geo:  Read
Gunning Bedford jun
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jaco:  Broom


James Mchenry
Dan of St Thos.  Jenifer
Danl Carroll


John Blair—­
James Madison Jr.

North Carolina

Wm. Blount
Rich’d Dobbs Spaight
Hu Williamson

South Carolina

J. Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler


William Few
Abr Baldwin

Attest:  William Jackson, Secretary

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