List of clauses of the United States Constitution

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The United States Constitution and its amendments comprise hundreds of clauses which outline the functioning of the United States Federal Government and affect how the United States federal court system interprets the law. When a particular clause becomes an important or contentious issue of law, it is given a name for ease of reference.

Clauses of original constitution[edit]

Clauses of the Bill of Rights[edit]

First Amendment[edit]

Fifth Amendment[edit]

Sixth Amendment[edit]

Eighth Amendment[edit]

Clauses of the other Amendments[edit]

Fourteenth Amendment[edit]