Title 1 of the United States Code outlines the general provisions of the United States Code.[1]

Chapter 1

Main articles: Statutory interpretation and United States person

Chapter 1: Rules of Construction

Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Acts and Resolutions; Formalities of Enactment; Repeals; Sealing of Instruments

Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Code of Laws of the United States and Supplements; District of Columbia Code and Supplements


Title I was originally passed by the 80th Congress in 1947, along with titles 3, 4, 6, 9, & 17.[3] Chapter 1 was influenced[4] by the "Dictionary Act"[5] passed in the 41st Congress.


  1. ^ "United States Code". Office of the Law Revision Counsel. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "James ROWLAND, Former Director, California Department of Corrections, et al., Petitioners, v. CALIFORNIA MEN'S COLONY, UNIT II MEN'S ADVISORY COUNCIL". Resource.org. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. ^ "United States Code: Historical Outline and Explanatory Notes" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  4. ^ Barnet, Emily J. "Hobby Lobby and the Dictionary Act". www.yalelawjournal.org. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  5. ^ "Session 3, Chapter 71: An Act prescribing the Form of the enacting and resolving Clauses of Acts and Resolutions of Congress, and Rules for the Construction thereof". www.loc.gov. 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2019-08-02.