Do I need to cite an amendment of the constitution? If so, how?
I am quoting an exerpt from the 14th amendment, and could not find anything on whether or not to cite it.
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To cite an Amendment of the Constitution (according to the APA Style blog):
- "All citations of the U.S. Constitution begin with U.S. Const., followed by the article, amendment, section, and/or clause numbers as relevant."
- Example - In text: Women gained the right to vote in 1920 (U.S. Const. amend. XIX).
- Example - References page: U.S. Const. amend. XIX. Retrieved from...
You should cite the resource where you found the amendment.
To see other APA examples:
- Visit APA Help
- Click on References and In-text Citation Examples.
- You will see drop down menus for each different type of sources you might need to cite, including articles from journals, websites and books.
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