Question by  Lynore (191)

Which title is correct: Constitution of the United States or Constitution for the United States?

I have seen it written both ways.


Answer by  shadowyguy (16)

The proper way from what I can tell would be that it is the Constitution Of The United States as the government was created as a result of the drafting of the document rather than the United States existing and then having a constitution created for it. So it would be the Constitution Of The United States.


Answer by  malone (4817)

The proper title is: The Constitution of the United States. The document is the supreme law of the land. There is no such thing as a constitution "for" the U.S.

Reply by Lynore (191):
I found the problem , Congress passed the act of 1871 which formed a corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. This corporation owned by foreign interests shoved the organic version of the Constitution aside by changing the word "for" to "of".  add a comment

Answer by  Kazekami (197)

I think that it can be both. I have also seen it written as the United States Constitution. For the Most part its avout personal preference in how to word things.

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