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.


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 citation: Women gained the right to vote in 1920 (U.S. Const. amend. XIX).
  • Example - References page: U.S. Const. amend. XIX.  Retrieved from...

Cite the resource where you found the amendment.

To see other APA examples:

  • Visit APA Help.
  • Click on References and In-text Citation Examples.

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  • Last Updated May 15, 2019
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