Signing of the Constitution
The scene at the signing of the Constitution oil painting by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940.
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. --Preamble - U.S. Constitution
Timeline and Overview
See the timeline and general history of how the U.S. Constitution was formed.