The national law of a nation is the body of rules that governs a State and its people. This body of rules establishes checks and balances, limits on governmental authority and, in some cases, includes a bill of rights. In the absence of a written constitution, custom and tradition can also provide enduring constitutional principles.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any Time make or alter such Regulations. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint another Day.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the United States, or any Place subject to their Jurisdiction. The President of the United States is elected by the people of the several States, and is accountable to them. The President may nominate and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States. He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Congress, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he may, in Cases of Imminent Danger, declare War against any Country, and call for a Convention of all the States for its Safety and Defence.