Constitution Clauses Reference Guide

Find the clause on the U.S. Constitution

 

The Admissions Clause

Article 4, Section 3, Clause 1

The Advice and Consent Clause

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2

The Anti-Title Amendment

A failed amendment

The Appointments Clause

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2

The Arisings Clause

Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1

The Bear Arms Amendment

2nd Amendment

The Bill of Rights

Amendments 1 through 10

The Civil War Amendments

Amendments 13, 14, and 15

The Coefficient Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18

The Comity Clause

Article 4, Section 1

The Commerce Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3

The Compact Clause

Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3

The Confrontation Clause

6th Amendment, Clause 2

The Contract Clause

Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1

The Copyright Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8

The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause

8th Amendment

The Disestablishment Clause

1st Amendment

The Diversity (of Citizenship) Clause

Article 3, Section 2, Clause 1

The Double Jeopardy Clause

Amendment 5

The Due Process Clause

Amendment 5

Amendment 14, Clause 1

The 1808 Clause

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1

The Elastic Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18

The Emoluments Clause

Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8

The Enclave Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17

The Equal Protection Clause

14th Amendment, Clause 1

The Establishment Clause

1st Amendment

The Excepting Clause

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2

The Exceptions Clause

Article 3, Section 2, Clause 2

The Export Clause

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 5

The Free Exercise Clause

1st Amendment

The Freedom of the Press Clause

1st Amendment

The Freedom of Speech Clause

1st Amendment

The Fugitive Slave Clause

Article 4, Section 2, Clause 3

The Full Faith and Credit Clause

Article 4, Section 1

The General Welfare Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1

The Guarantee Clause

Article 4, Section 4

The Impeachment Clauses

Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5

Article 1, Section 3, Clauses 6 and 7

Article 2, Section 4

The Implied Powers Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18

The Import/Export Clause

Article 1, Section 10, Clause 2

The Income Tax Amendment

16th Amendment

The Incompatibility Clause

Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2

The Indian Commerce Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3

The Ineligibility Clause

Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2

The Ineligibility and Incompatibility Clause

Article 1, Section 6, Clause 2

The Interstate Commerce Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3

The Just Compensation Clause

5th Amendment, last clause

The Liberty Clause

5th Amendment, penultimate clause

The Loyalty Clause

Article 6, Clause 3 (oath of office)

Amendment 14, Section 3 (rebellion)

 

The Migration or Importation Clause

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1

The Naturalization Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4

The Necessary and Proper Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18

The Orders, Resolutions, and Votes Clause

Article 1, Section 7, Clause 3

The Origination Clause

Article 1, Section 7, Clause 1

The Presentment Clause

Article 1, Section 7, Clause 2

The Privileges and Immunities Clause

Article 4, Section 2

The Prohibition Amendment

Amendment 18

The Property Clause

Article 4, Section 3, Clause 2

The Qualifications Clause

Article 1, Section 2, Clause 2

Article 1, Section 3, Clause 3

Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5

The Reconstruction Amendments

Amendment 13

Amendment 14

Amendment 15

The Republican Form Clause

Article 4, Section 4

The Reserve Clause

Amendment 10

The Right to Bear Arms Amendment

2nd Amendment

The Search and Seizure Clause

4th Amendment

The Slavery Amendment

13th Amendment

The Speech or Debate Clause

Article 1, Section 6, Clause 1

The Speedy Trial Clause

6th Amendment

The Spending Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1

The Subscription Clause

List of Signatories

The Supremacy Clause

Article 6, Clause 2

The Suspension Clause

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 2

The Sweeping Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18

The Take Care Clause

Article 2, Section 3

The Takings Clause

5th Amendment, last clause

The Territorial Clause

Article 4, Section 3, Clause 2

The Three-fifths Clause

Article 1, Section 2, Clause 3

The Tonnage Clause

Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3

The Treaty Clause

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2

The Trial by Jury Clause

7th Amendment

The Vesting Clauses

Article 1, Section 1

Article 2, Section 1

Article 3, Section 1

The War Clause

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11

We the People

The Preamble

The Women's Suffrage Amendment

Amendment 19