General Welfare Clause
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- James Madison to Andrew Stevenson · recipient: Andrew Stevenson