The first sentence should be:The United States Constitution defines the framework of national government. The Constitution originally consisted of seven articles. The first three articles of the Constitution embody the doctrine that the federal government has three branches, namely the legislative, the executive and the judicial. The concepts of federalism are embodied in Articles 4, 5 and 6. They describe the rights and responsibilities that state governments and states have with respect to the federal government. The article Seven outlines the procedures that the thirteen States will use to ratify the treaty.