Originally the Act of Union was not a constitution, but the first parliament decided to use it as the basis for the constitution of The Baltic Union adding a series of Act of Union Amendments and Parallel Acts. At present, the Act of Union is considered as the "de facto" constitution of The Baltic Union.
When The Baltic Union was formed, the Constituent Assembly sought for a document as a basis for the creation of the new nation. Nevertheless, this basis should be in line with the traditions of the countries that form the union. The Norwegian Constitution was unveiled as the perfect base for the charter of the new nation with the necessary Amendments and Parallel Acts.
- Articles §§ 1–2: Form of Government and Religion
- Articles §§ 3–48: The Executive Power, the King and the Royal Family
- Articles §§ 49–85: Rights of Citizens and the Legislative Power
- Articles §§ 86–91: The Judicial Power
- Articles §§ 92–112: General Provisions
From time to time proposals are made to separate the church from the state, which would imply an amendment of §2 of the constitution. This has never been supported by a majority in the Union Parliament but is constantly a matter of debate.