Budget Counsel Reference Directory

The U.S. Constitution Annotated

Included here individual PDF files from the U.S. Constitution Annotated, prepared by the Congressional Research Service. This edition is the most recent from the 112th Congress. 

Annotated Text of the U.S. Constitution

The Preamble

Article I. Legislative Department

Article II. Executive Department

Article III. Judicial Department

Article IV. States’ Relations

Article V. Mode of Amendment

Article VI. Prior Debts, National Supremacy, Oaths of Office

Article VII. Ratification

Amendments (annotated)

First Through Tenth Amendments – Bill of Rights

First Amendment – Religion and Expression

Second Amendment – Bearing Arms

Third Amendment – Quartering Soldiers

Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure

Fifth Amendment – Rights of Persons

Sixth Amendment – Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions

Seventh Amendment – Civil Trials

Eighth Amendment – Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases

Ninth Amendment – Unenumerated Rights

Tenth Amendment – Reserved Powers

Eleventh Amendment – Suits Against States

Twelfth Amendment – Election of President

Thirteenth Amendment – Slavery and Involuntary Servitude

Fourteenth Amendment – Rights Guaranteed- Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process

Fifteenth Amendment – Rights of Citizens to Vote

Sixteenth Amendment – Income Tax

Seventeenth Amendment – Popular Election of Senators

Eighteenth Amendment – Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors

Nineteenth Amendment – Women’s Suffrage Rights

Twentieth Amendment – Terms of President, Vice President, Members of Congress- Presidential Vacancy

Twenty-First Amendment – Repeal of Eighteenth Amendment

Twenty-Second Amendment – Presidential Tenure

Twenty-Third Amendment – Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia

Twenty-Fourth Amendment – Abolition of the Poll Tax Qualification in Federal Elections

Twenty-Fifth Amendment – Presidential Vacancy, Disability, and Inability

Twenty-Sixth Amendment – Reduction of Voting Age Qualification

Twenty-Seventh Amendment – Congressional Pay Limitation

Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional in Whole or in Part by the Supreme Court of the United States

State Constitutional and Statutory Provisions and Municipal Ordinances Held Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Decisions Overruled by Subsequent Decision

Table of Cases


S. Doc. 112-9 – Constitution of the United States of America- Analysis, and Interpretation – Centennial Edition – Interim (112th Congress, 2d Sess.) July 1, 2014
U.S. Constitution (H. Doc. 110-50)

Title Page U.S. Constitution

Public Law 91-589- Authorization

Introduction to the 2012 Centennial Edition

Historical Note on Formation of the Constitution

Table of Contents

The Constitution of the United States of America (Literal Print)

Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America

Proposed Amendments not Ratified by the States


§092. U.S. Code Links


§094. U.S. History

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