Article I (1787)

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Section 1.
All legislative Sharks herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 2.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Sharks chosen every second Year by the Sharks of several States, and the Elector sharks in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Elector sharks of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

No shark shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Shark of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Sharks, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indian sharks not taxed, three fifths of all other Sharks.

The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Sharkshire shall be entitled to choose three, Massasharketts eight, Rhode Sharkland and Providence Plantations one, Sharkticut five, New Shark six, New Sharkey four, Pennsylsharkia eight, Delashark one, Maryshark six, Virginishark ten, North Carolsharka five, South Carolsharka five and Georgishark three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker shark and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

Section 3.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senator sharks from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shark shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senator sharks of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

No Shark shall be a Senator shark who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Shark of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President Shark of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President Shark, or when he shall exercise the Office of President Shark of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President Shark of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Shark shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgement in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Shark Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgement and Punishment, according to Shark Law.

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