RESEARCH DECADES OF CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS

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THE COMPLETE U.S. CONSTITUTION

Understanding the U.S. Constitution includes the complete text of the U.S. Constitution and all amendments. Browse the articles and amendments or jump directly to a well-known clause.

RESEARCH ON JSTOR

Each section of the Constitution links to the journal articles on JSTOR that cite or quote the clause or amendment.

A PATHWAY TO SCHOLARSHIP

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MULTIPLE ACCESS OPTIONS

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ADVANCED FEATURES

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THE CONSTITUTION IN CONTEXT

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"The Constitution is the guide which I never can abandon."
- George Washington

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