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Sources of Federal United States Law

This guide was designed for use by non-U.S. law students at UCONN Law School.

Organic Laws of the United States

You can find official texts of the Organic Laws of the U. S. in the first volume of the United States Code (and in the first volume of the legislative codes for each of the 50 States).  There are other electronic copies of the documents from the Library of Congress and the National Archives and an interactive Constitution app too.


Library Materials on Constitutional Amendments (selected)

Selected books in the Law Library collection on the 1st-15th Amendments:

Constitutional History


Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention (1774-1789)

 Documentary History 1786-1870

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Unratified Constitutional Amendments