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What Is the Supremacy Clause?

Supremacy Clause is part of the U.S Constitution, Article IV Section 2 which states "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

This article basically says that all the constitution and the Laws of the United States of America shall be considered the Land’s supreme law. Knowing that this is part of a constitution, it goes to show how important is its role in the society. This makes sure that people whether citizens, politicians, are taking into consideration, understanding and following what the article is pointing at which is all about the laws.

A citizen of a specific country should be aware of the different laws surrounding him or her, meaning he or she should know their purpose and most especially their origin so they won’t remain ignorant.

It was only in the 1930’s that the Supremacy Clause’s purpose of giving broad national power to the federal government took effect. This is right after when the court decided to shift its position. One great factor needed by the Supremacy Clause is state legislatures because they play an important role in taking into account different policies that were embraced and adopted by the federal government.

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