Admission Clause Law and Legal Definition

The Admission Clause is a clause in the U.S. Constitution that empowers Congress to admit new states into the union. The provision of admission clause is referred under USCS Const. Art. IV, § 3, Cl 1. This provision reads:

“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”.