The United States Code is a consolidation and codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States; it does not include temporary, private or local laws.
The United States Code consists of 50 titles, a general index, a list of acts cited by popular name and various tables. Prior to Title 1 in the 1982 edition are copies of the following:
- The Declaration of Independence
- Article of Confederation
- the Ordinance of 1787
- the Northwest Territorial Government
- the Constitution of the United States and Amendments
- an Analytical Index to the Constitution of the United States
Beginning with the seventh article, Agriculture, the titles are alphabetically arranged.
To locate a Law in the United States Code either a subject or a statute approach may be used.
the General Index provided subject access
the index consists of 5 volumes in the 1982 edition
the index provides references to titles and section numbers
to update using the General Index check the same index, under the same term, in the latest annual supplement
when the name of a statute is known, use the list of Acts Cited by Popular Name
this list is alphabetically arranged according to statute name and provides references from the Statutes at Large to the United States Code.
United States Code, 1964 - present
US1 AC 195 -S75 (MILLS Data/Text)
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