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

Preamble, Constitution of the United States

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.

4 Images The Watergate Break-in Featured S. Res. 60, Resolution to establish a select committee, February 7, 1973
6 Images Wartime Internment of Civilians Featured Dust storm at Manzanar War Relocation Authority Center, photograph by Dorothea Lange, July 3, 1942
3 Images The Kennedy and King Assassinations Featured Three members of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, photograph, ca. 1976