How to Cite the U.S. Constitution in MLA on a Works Cited Page

Updated April 17, 2017

Step 1

Begin the entry with “U.S. Constitution” in italics and follow with a period.

Step 2

Enter the number of the article you are citing, in the format “Art. XII,” and follow with a comma.

Step 3

Enter the number of the particular section you are citing within that article, in the format “Sec. 3” and follow with a period. Your entry should look like this: “U.S. Constitution. Art. XII, Sec. 3.

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  • Arrange entries in alphabetical order on the works cited page.

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