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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue : "We, the people of the United States" : political sovereignty and its influence on American constitutionalism "In order to form a more perfect union" : the social contract and the reclamation of American independence "Establish justice" : impartiality and equity under a federal constitution "Insure domestic tranquility" : a unified nation through a balanced government "Provide for the common defense" : protecting a new nation under the Constitution "Promote the general welfare" : the federal government and the public good "To secure the blessings of liberty" : the protection of personal rights in the Constitution Epilogue : "Do ordain and establish" : the Constitution and the modern American citizen.