Each state in the United States has its own constitution. Of course, all
state constitutions are inferior (in a legal sense) to the United States
Constitution, and when reading state constitutions, this must be kept in mind
— a state constitution, for example, cannot validly authorize a state
religion. However, many state constitutions guarantee civil rights that the
United States Constitution does not. The Vermont Constitution, for example,
abolished slavery long before the U.S. Constitution did so.
Below is a list of links to online versions of state constitutions. Whenever
possible, the sites are hosted by the states themselves. HTML versions were
preferred over PDF versions, but were not always available. Some states do not
supply an easily read or linked-to page. In these instances, trusted
third-party sites were used. From time to time, sites change the format of
their web sites, rendering these links unusable — if you find such a bad
link, please let the Webmaster know.
Also see the
The following U.S. territories also have constitutions:
This site has a survey of mentions of God in
the state constitutions.
Other resources can be found on the Resources