Q. How would I cite the 2nd Amendment to the U.S constitution?


To cite an amendment to the U.S. 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.
  • Use Roman numerals for the amendment number.


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

2nd Amendment Examples:

  • In text: The second amendment about bearing arms was ratified in 1791 (U.S. Const. amend. II).
  • References page:  U.S. Const. amend. II.  Retrieved from...

Cite where you located the amendment. See the APA Help guide for examples.

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  • Last Updated Jul 11, 2019
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  • Answered By Patrick Mullane

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