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Article IV 

    Section 3

    • Clause 1
    • New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

      • ArtIV.S3.C1.1 Admission of New States
        • ArtIV.S3.C1.1.1 Admission of and the Rights of New States
          • ArtIV.S3.C1.1.1.1  Admission of and the Rights of New States: Historical Background
          • ArtIV.S3.C1.1.1.2  Admission of and the Rights of New States: Doctrine and Practice