Promote the General Welfare Clause
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.
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- The Federalist No. 41
- James Madison to Tench Coxe · recipient: Tench Coxe
- James Madison to Edmund Pendleton · recipient: Edmund Pendleton
- James Madison to John Tyler · recipient: John Tyler