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