Q. 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.

Answer

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.

Thank you for using ASK US. For other questions, contact your Campus Library/ARC.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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