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banner Tuesday, 22 February, 2000, 18:15 GMT
Constitution of the United States

The fundamental law of the United States
The fundamental law of the US federal system of government, the US Constitution defines the principal organs of government, their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens.

It is upheld as the supreme law of the land, meaning all federal and state laws, executive actions and judicial decisions must be consistent with it.

The US Constitution is the oldest written national constitution in operation.

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