Articles (as in the Constitution)
bhunter3 at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Dec 7 07:07:29 UTC 2004
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From: "Jan Kammert" <write at SCN.ORG>
> I teach 8th grade, and my students are reading the Constitution. I have asked them to write their questions > down as they read, and bring those questions back to class the next day. Today a student asked why the > seven parts of the Constitution are called "articles." Does anyone have an idea?
According to Black's Law Dictionary, (6th ed.):
Article - A separate and distinct part of an instrument or writing; one of several things presented as connected or forming a whole.
Articles - A connected series of propositions; a system of rules. The subdivisions of a document, book, etc.
Both the above definitions are truncated, but sufficient, I think.
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