Summary of Article 6 of the US Constitution: Supremacy, Debts and
A summary of Article 6 of the US Constitution
is as follows.
Article 6, Clause 1 establishes that the United States
will pay the debts that were agreed prior to the
adoption of the Constitution as it agreed to under the
Articles of Confederation.
Article 6, Clause 2 (Supremacy Clause) that the
Constitution, and the laws included in it, and all the
treaties included will be the supreme law of the land
and used by the judges in every state as their guide
when making decisions.
Article 6, Clause 3 (Loyalty Clause) states that the
senators and representatives, members of the state
legislatures, and all the officials of the individual
states and of the United States will promise to support
the US Constitution. The clause also affirms that there
will not be a religious requirement to serve in any
Article 6 of the US Constitution including amendments
The full text
of the Article 6 of the US Constitution includes parts that
have been amended or superseded the original wording. Each paragraph
is divided into clause numbers. Specific parts of Article 6 can
therefore be referred to by clause numbers.
Article 6 of the US Constitution
Article 6 of
the US Constitution Text
Clause 1: 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.
Clause 2: 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.
Clause 3: 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.
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