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