Where Is a Script of the Preamble to the Constitution Available Online?


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Several online sources provide a transcript of the preamble to the United States Constitution, including government-affiliated websites such as the National Archives and Records Administration, or NARA, and the Bureau of International Information Programs under the U.S. Department of State. A digital image of the preamble is also posted on the official website of the Library of Congress.

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The preamble serves as the preliminary statement where it explains the purpose of the Constitution and the inherent power of the citizens to form a government. Aside from the preamble, NARA also includes all the articles of the Constitution and a list of the Founding Fathers of the country. The image posted by the Library of Congress contains hand-written corrections made by President George Washington during a convention held in 1787.

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