[Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and the Rules of the House of Representatives, 110th Congress]
[House Document 109-157]
[The United States Constitution]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]
Sec. 183. Each State to give credit to acts,
records, etc., of other States.
Section 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given
in each State to the Public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of
every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the
Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and
the Effect thereof.
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\1\ The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and
Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
Sec. 185. Extradition for treason, felony, or other
\2\ A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other
Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall
on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be
delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the
Sec. 186. Persons held to service or labor.
\3\ No Person
held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping
into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be
discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on
Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.
Sec. 187. Admission and formation of new
Section 3. \1\ New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no
new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any
other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more
States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of
the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held
that the property clause does not prohibit the transfer of United States
property to foreign nations through self-executing treaties. Edwards v.
Carter, 580 F.2d 1055 (1978), cert. denied, 436 U.S. 907 (1978).
Sec. 188. Power of Congress over territory and other
\2\ The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make
all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other
Property belonging to
the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so
construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any
Sec. 189. Republican form of government and
protection from domestic violence guaranteed to the States.
Section 4. The United
States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of
Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on
Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the
Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.