In reality, Constitution is but a complex contract between certain parties. The Constitution of 1781, “The Articles of Confederation of the United States of America” was a concise contract between thirteen (13) American States. The Amended Articles of Confederation of the United States of America also called “the Constitution of 1789” is also, just an amended contract between the same parties (thirteen States).
The earlier version of this contract established a Congress with a President presiding over it for a term of one year. The newer Amended contract broadened the scope and created a Federal District (Later designated as Washington, D.C.) which was to be the seat of the Central or General Government of the Confederacy referred to also as the Federal or National Government.
The contract set powers for the General Government, a four year term for its President, and the organization by which the General Government would function and be funded. This contract was ratified by the various thirteen States and signed by the representatives of those States. Notice, the United States Federal Government is not a party to this contract, but the creature created, a child of this contract.
Owing to fears that the child would grow up to despise its parents (the States) and desire for itself, a King, a Bill of Rights containing the first Ten Amendments was Ratified in September 1789 and became effective December 15, 1791.
Today, the Constitution is still nothing but a contract between the original parties (13 States) and now including the new States as well. The Federal Government is still not a Party to the Constitution, but an unruly and demanding teenager created by that contract.
Today, the parties of that contract are the 50 States and they certainly and very easily can control the child if united to that purpose and if the child obeys. Otherwise, the contract parties (the States) are no longer bound to support such child, and may amend their contract or terminate their participation therein. (Secession).