MLA citation of the U.S constitution?

How do you cite the 13th amendment in the constitution? This quote to be exact. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

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  • 8 years ago
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    ANSWER:

    The 7th edition of the Modern Language Association (MLA) handbook says the following about citing the U.S. Constitution:

    "In general, do not italicize or enclose in quotation marks the title of laws, acts, and similar documents in either the text or the list of works cited (Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Taft-Hartley Act). Such titles are usually abbreviated, and the works are cited by sections. The years are added if relevant."

    __IN-TEXT, PARENTHETICAL CITATION:

    Your in-text, parenthetical citation is written as (US Const. amend. XIII, sec. 1). You may also reference the U.S. Constitution in your sentence itself and only provide the amendment and section number in the parentheses at the end of the sentence.

    __WORKS CITED ENTRY:

    MLA's directives are not specific; however, you may use the following as a guide:

    U.S. Constitution. Amend. XIII, Sec. 3.

    For verification and formatted examples, please see:

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/18/ ["How do I cite the US Constitution in MLA?"]

    __NOTE

    Amendment XIII to the U.S. Constitution reads:

    "Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

    For verification and annotation, please see:

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentx...

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/amdt13_user...

    Good luck.

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    4 years ago

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