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Constitutional Law

U.S Constitutional Resources in Print

The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Preamble of the US Constitution, printed by Dunlap and Claypoole, September 17, 1787. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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