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Gouverneur Morris wrote the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. As a statesman from New York, Morris made many contributions to early American society, including being an outspoken advocate of the abolition of slavery. More »

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A preamble is a statement at the beginning of a legal document giving the reasoning for the parts that follow. The U.S. Constitution is a legal document, and its Preamble is the introduction outlining the framers' genera... More »

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The three main parts of the U.S. Constitution are the Preamble, the Articles (numbering seven) and the Amendments (numbering 27). The Constitution was drafted by the Founding Fathers in 1787 at the Constitutional Convent... More »

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The phrase "do ordain and establish this Constitution" in the preamble to the United States Constitution is an expression of popular sovereignty. Political authority in the United States is derived from the people rather... More »

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The term "establish Justice" in the preamble of the Constitution means to "begin fairness for all." There are reasons why this statement was added into the preamble of the Constitution. The preamble explains the reasons ... More »

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Gouverneur Morris wrote the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, as well as several sections of the document. He has been nicknamed the "Penman of the Constitution" for his stylistic flourishes. He was one of the 39 signat... More »

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The preamble to the United States Constitution is posted on several official federal websites, including the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress and the U.S. State Department's Inte... More »

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