The Constitution of the United States

   The image below shows the original page one (of four pages) of the U.S. Constitution.  It was written in Philadelphia in 1787 and ratified (officially approved) by the states the next year. 
   The first paragraph, beginning with "We the People," is called the Preamble.  It tells the purpose or goals of the Constitution. 

 Constitution of the U.S.

The document image is from the National Archives.
It has been resized for this page.

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