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Creating a More Perfect Union


Corner of Constitution document with 'We The People' in text

"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."1

Thus begins our national framework of government - the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution created a new form of government, a government that was based on the 1777 Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.