The Constitution

The Constitution of the United States of America
The Constitution of the United States of America

American citizens have certain rights, which are outlined in the US Constitution.

All the rights are written in the US Constitution, the oldest written Constitution in the world.

  • It is the supreme law of the land, and all citizens are subject to its provisions
  • It establishes the authority of the Federal government
  • It provides guarantees for fundamental citizens’ rights
  • It sets out the government's basic operating procedures

This written document is the foundation for a vast structure of judicial decisions, statutes, presidential actions and traditional practices that have been carried out over the past 200 years.

There have been 27 amendments to the constitution which guarantee specific personal freedoms and rights.