Preamble
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The Preamble to the Constitution describes the general purpose of the Constitution, but does not, in any way, confer any powers to the government. It is purely a description of the nature of the Constitution, and nothing in the Preamble can be used to define or expand governmental powers.
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Summary: 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.
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Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
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Ratification date: 12/7/1776
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