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Arti­cle. VI.

All Debts con­tracted and Engage­ments entered into, before the Adop­tion of this Con­sti­tu­tion, shall be as valid against the United States under this Con­sti­tu­tion, as under the Confederation.

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, any Thing in the Con­sti­tu­tion or Laws of any State to the Con­trary notwithstanding.

The Sen­a­tors and Rep­re­sen­ta­tives before men­tioned, and the Mem­bers of the sev­eral State Leg­is­la­tures, and all exec­u­tive and judi­cial Offi­cers, both of the United States and of the sev­eral States, shall be bound by Oath or Affir­ma­tion, to sup­port this Con­sti­tu­tion; but no reli­gious Test shall ever be required as a Qual­i­fi­ca­tion to any Office or pub­lic Trust under the United States.

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