Reply To: What Articles of the US Constitution Are Still Zealously Followed?


According to the Constitution as ratified, very little, with the exception of term lengths, as you suggested. In fact, I would suggest that the ratified Constitution died in 1789 with the Judiciary Act. You had several proponents of the document become arch-Jeffersonians in the early federal period when they realized that others lied about ratification, John Dickinson most prominent among them.