The U.S. Constitution (Wildenthal annotated edition)

30 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2018 Last revised: 27 Jul 2021

Date Written: May 31, 2018


This paper is an annotated edition of the Constitution of the United States of America, as proposed by the 1787 Convention, ratified in 1788, and effective in 1789, together with the amendments ratified since that time.

This edition may be of most use to law students, but may also be of interest to law professors, other scholars, and the general public.

Extensive annotations, which may be of particular interest, are provided by Professor Wildenthal to the Reconstruction Amendments (1865-70) (13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments) at pages 16-21, to the 25th Amendment (1967) at pages 25-27, and to the 27th Amendment (1992) at pages 28-29.

Keywords: Constitution, United States Constitution, annotated Constitution, Reconstruction Amendments, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment, 25th Amendment, 27th Amendment, ERA extension

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Wildenthal, Bryan H., The U.S. Constitution (Wildenthal annotated edition) (May 31, 2018). Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 3188256, Available at SSRN: or

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