The United States Constitution

In 1788, the document that the United States uses as its source of law for all disputes, its guide when creating the law, and its instructions when executing the law, was ratified.  The United States Constitution was the successor to the Articles of Confederation that were drafted after Independence from England was declared.

The official site and source for this document can be found at the National Archives in Washington D.C., and can be viewed online here.

State Constitutions

One of the great things of our republic is each sovereign state having its own constitution.

Each state’s constitution serves as the supreme law of that state.  Each state’s legislature create laws that are only bound by individuals within in its sovereign borders, and judicial decisions made within the boundaries of a state only impact the people within those boundaries.

Please note that each link below takes you to a location owned and operated by that state.