North Carolina Constitution
The McNeil Law Firm is a small, boutique law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina which provides individuals and families with representation and mediation in family law and divorce matters. As a resource, we are providing the text of the North Carolina State Constitution.
The Constitution of the State of North Carolina was first drafted in 1776 and has been revised and amended several times. The Constitution of North Carolina sets out the structure for the North Carolina government, legislature and judicial branches. While the Constitution of North Carolina can be amended, it is subject to Federal overview in the event that the Constitution of the State of North Carolina conflicts with the U.S. Constitution.
The North Carolina State Constitution consists of the Preamble and Fourteen Articles, each of which set forth the constitutional basis for actions of the government within the State of North Carolina. Mr. McNeil believes that every citizen of North Carolina should have an understanding of the North Carolina State Constitution, the rights conveyed therein, how the North Carolina State Constitution affects their daily life, the workings of the government and the powers that each branch of government are granted.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE CONSTITUTION
We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union and the existence of our civil, political and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those blessings to us and our posterity, do, for the more certain security thereof and for the better government of this State, ordain and establish this Constitution.
The Articles of the North Carolina State Constitution:
- ARTICLE I: Declaration of Rights
- ARTICLE II: Legislative
- ARTICLE III: Executive
- ARTICLE IV: Judicial
- ARTICLE V: Finance
- ARTICLE VI: Suffrage and Eligibility to Office
- ARTICLE VII: Local Government
- ARTICLE VIII: Corporations
- ARTICLE IX: Education
- ARTICLE X: Homesteads and Exemptions
- ARTICLE XI: Punishments, Corrections and Charities
- ARTICLE XII: Military Forces
- ARTICLE XIII: Conventions; Constitutional Amendment and Revisions
- ARTICLE XIV: Miscellaneous
Written By: John McNeil