United States Constitution

PREAMBLE : We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, 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



Article IV

In the first three articles, the Constitution set up the structure of the federal government: Article I set up the legislative branch, Article II set up the executive branch, and Article III set up the judicial branch. Now, with Article IV, the Constitution turns to the states. In the clauses contained within Article IV, the Constitution deals with a number of issues that govern how states are run, and how the federal government interacts with state power.
Annotated Constitution Credits: Donald Scarinci (Editor), Joshua Levy (Contributing Author), 'Travis Translation' Reprinted With Permission From Cathy Travis