We The People: From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama
We the People in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure 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 Constitituion of the United States of America.
The Preamble to the Constitution sets forth the framework and background under which the rest of the Constitution is to be interpreted. It was adopted as part of the Constitutional Convention which was held in the Pennsylvania State House, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now known as Independence Hall. The Constitution was adopted by 39 of 55 representatives present.