Note from the National Archives: The following text is a transcription of the Constitution as it was inscribed by Jacob Shallus on parchment (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflect the original.
Note from the Publisher: The publisher has re-formatted the National Archives Transcription, including commonly used article, section, and clause titles, to ensure the content is searchable. For example, “Article. IV.” now reads “Article 4.” The integrity of each paragraph’s text, however, reflects that of the transcription provided by the National Archives, including original spelling and punctuation.