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Popular Names of Sections and Clauses

Certain parts of the U.S. Constitution have popular names by which they are referred from time to time. This page lists those popular names and provides links back to the appropriate section of the Constitution.

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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 ERA - Equal Rights Amendment
A failed amendment
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
TANA - The Anti-Nobility Amendment
A failed amendment
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


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