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This part tells what is the document's purpose. This should always be at the beginning of your constitution.

Whereas statement

Generally, these statements would start with the word "whereas" just to sound more fancy and lawlike. A general whereas statement for something like a constitution would likely be "WHEREAS the people from <land claims> voted to unite into one nation. This document outlines the governance of this new nation."

Citation

Quite important. This will tell people how to cite this document. They usually have 2 names, a short and a formal name. Most short names are "Constitution Act, <year>", whilst most long names are usually "An act to constitute <nation name>, <year>".

Commencement

This will basically tell people when this document will be law. It is usually

  • Day after the signing and ratification of the document
  • Immediately after the signing and ratification of the document

Furthermore, this will also tell which land claims that this act will be effected upon.