The Constitution’s Original Preamble

by Gary North

This is a forgotten aspect of American history. It is worth mentioning.

The Preamble is the most famous section of the Constitution.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.

The phrase, “We the People of the United States,” has been quoted ever since its adoption in 1788. But it was not in the original Preamble.

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