Kansas Secretary of State

KANSAS AND U.S. CONSTITUTIONS

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

The Kansas Constitution was originally known as the Wyandotte Constitution and was the fourth constitution proposed by the Territorial Legislature. President James Buchanan signed the bill into law on January 29, 1861, making Kansas the 34th state to enter the Union.

The entire Constitution of the State of Kansas document is here. (Used with permission of the Revisor of Statutes of the State of Kansas)

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

The Constitution of the United States is the fundamental law of the United States, drafted in Philadelphia in 1787, ratified in 1788, and put into effect in 1789. A constitution gives the government enough power to declare the actions of a majority illegal if those actions violate the rights of the minority as established in the Constitution.

The entire Constitution of the United States document is here. (Used with permission of the Revisor of Statutes of the State of Kansas)

EXPLORE MORE

CyberCivics (www.civics.ks.gov) is a website provided by the secretary of state’s office that strives to be a comprehensive and accessible resource for everyone with a desire to begin or improve their civic knowledge.

The KS Constitution chapter includes the process of writing, adopting, signing and amending the Constitution of the State of Kansas, with the full text of the document, sources to explore more and a quiz to check your knowledge.

The U.S. Constitution chapter includes online resources for kids to learn about The Constitution of the United States, an online Constitution course offered by Hillsdale College, the full text of The Constitution of the United States, and a quiz to check your knowledge.