This Constitution 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.
- Anecdote by George Bancroft
- Extract from James Madison's Will
- Timothy Pickering to John Lowell · recipient: John Lowell
- James Madison to Peter S. Duponceau · recipient: Peter S. Duponceau
- William Jackson to John Quincy Adams · recipient: John Quincy Adams
- Abraham Baldwin in the United Sates Senate
- The Federalist No. 84
- Robert R. Livingston's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates
- Journal Notes of the Virginia Ratification Convention Proceedings
- Observations by [Luther Martin?]
- Delaware Convention Proceedings: Maryland Journal
- Response to Elbridge Gerry's Objections by Rufus King and Nathaniel Gorham · recipient: Nathaniel Gorham
- Charles Cotesworth Pinckney to Matthew Ridley · recipient: Matthew Ridley
- United States Constitution
The Constitution of the United States.
- George Mason to Council of State
- Benjamin Rush to Timothy Pickering · recipient: Timothy Pickering
- Abraham Lansing to Abraham Yates · recipients: Abraham Yates, Abraham Yates, Jr.
- Draft Sketch of Constitution by Edmund Randolph