The Essential Constitution

The Heritage Foundation

The Essential


Helping Americans appreciate the Constitution and defend its meaning and purpose


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. Download the eBook here.



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The Origins of the U.S. Constitution

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Interpreting the Constitution

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Debunking Myths About the Constitution

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The Essential Constitution