The Preamble To The Constitution

The Preamble to the Constitution outlines the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States.

The following was prepared by the Office of the Secretary of the Senate with the assistance of the Library of Congress, providing the original text of each clause of the Constitution with an accompanying explanation of its meaning and how that meaning has changed over time. Source: U.S. Senate, Library Of Congress

Original Text Explanation
Preamble
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. The Preamble explains the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States.

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