Constitution of Indiana

Overview

The constitution of the state of Indiana is the collection of fundamental principles upon which the state is governed. Indiana’s constitution was established in 1851 and is composed of a preamble and 16 articles.

The resources set out below provide programmatic access to the constitution, both in it’s combined form and in it’s individual articles.

The API exposes archived versions of the constitution but the current version can also be obtained by substituting current for year in the url patterns below.

Note

Currently, the API exposes articles for the current constitution only, a 404 response will be returned if articles for previous versions are requested.

Resources

Resource Description Alternative Representations
/const The list of archived constitutions available, including a link to the current constitution  
/const/{year} Provides a downloadable version of the constitution for the given year, current can be provided here for the up to date version application/pdf
/const/{year}/articles Provides a downloadable version of the constitution for the given year, current can be provided here for the up to date version application/pdf
/const/{year}/articles/{article_number} An individual article of the constitution, denoted by article_number application/pdf

Examples

Get a PDF of the constitution as it was in 2013:

curl -i \
  -X GET \
  -H "Accept: application/pdf" \
  -H "Authorization: Token my4pp1c4t10nt0k3n"
  https://api.iga.in.gov/const/2013

Get a PDF of Article 1 of the current Indiana constitution:

curl -i \
  -X GET \
  -H "Accept: application/pdf" \
  -H "Authorization: Token my4pp1c4t10nt0k3n"
  https://api.iga.in.gov/const/current/articles/001

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