The preamble to the United States Constitution begins with the famous words, "We the People," and it serves to introduce the aims and scope of the articles and later amendments that follow it. It can be viewed at the web... More »

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The purpose of the preamble is the outline the reasons behind the writing of the U.S. Constitution and the goals of the document. Although the preamble gives useful insight into the framers' intentions, the courts do not... More »

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 »

The 27 amendments to the United States Constitution are additions that were ratified by the required number of states and have formally become part of the Constitution. The original 10 amendments were established in 1791... More »

The Bill of Rights is an important set of amendments to the United States Constitution, as the Constitution itself contained very few rights for the individual. The original United States Constitution was proposed in 178... More »

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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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... More »

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