Summary of Article 6 of the US Constitution: Supremacy, Debts and Oaths
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 government positions.
Text of 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The full text of the Article 6 of the US Constitution includes parts that have been amended or superseded the original wording.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.
Text of 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.
Article 6 of the US Constitution: Video of the Presidents
The article on the Article 6 of the US Constitution of the Constitution provides the text, definition and summary of the most important document in American history. The following video will give you an overview of the lives and the important political events of all of the Presidents of America.