Constitution Week - September 17-22

Join the Capitol Visitor Center for Constitution Week. Complete schedule here.


Proclamation to the residents of the Province of Louisiana, December 20, 1803

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union... do ordain and establish this Constitution...

E pluribus unum—Out of many, one—expresses the ideal of our Union: many states, one nation. Representing all of the states, Congress has promoted national unity through a process of inquiry, debate, compromise, and consensus. These documents record the continuing legislative efforts to meet the broadest needs of the people.