The Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence: A Guide to Obtaining Copies

Publication Date: August 2003

Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service


Research Area: Education



The texts of the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence are widely available. They can be found in the United States Government Manual, encyclopedias, almanacs, and many reference books -- works readily available in many school, public, and research libraries, and on the Internet. In addition, this report identifies how to locate these documents in various formats from sources such as the U.S. Government Printing Office, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Historical Documents Company, the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and the Law Library of Congress. It lists Internet addresses where applicable. This report will be updated yearly.