Document debate: The U.S. Constitution in
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The reading of the text of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives is but one recent instance of the more than 200-year-old document becoming a hot-button issue. The annotated document below highlights the sections of the Constitution that have been called into question recently by political figures.

View either an annotated version of the original document or click the "TEXT" tab to read the full text of the Constitution.

SOURCES: U.S. National Archives, Staff reports. GRAPHIC: Mark S. Luckie / The Washington Post - January 6, 2011.