Answered By: Leecy Barnett
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016     Views: 35

Since the Constitution is a legal document that is the same no matter where you find it, APA wants you to cite the Constitution itself and not worry about what website (or in this case app) on which you found it.  You need to cite the specific section of the Constitution to which you are referring.

Examples:

In text: The founding fathers addressed the process by which new states may join the union (U.S. Const. art. I, § 3).

Reference list: U.S. Const. art. I, § 3.

 

In text: Women gained the right to vote in 1920 (U.S. Const. amend. XIX).

                Reference list: U.S. Const. amend. XIX.

 

In text: During prohibition, the sale of liquor was made illegal (U.S. Const. amend. XVIII, repealed 1933).

Reference list: U.S. Const. amend. XVIII (repealed 1933).

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