Preamble, Kentucky Constitution

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The Preamble of the Kentucky Constitution precedes twelves articles.

Preamble

Text of Preamble:

We, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy, and invoking the continuance of these blessings, do ordain and establish this Constitution. This preamble to Kentucky's present Constitution is the first one of the four adopted in Kentucky to use the term “Commonwealth of Kentucky.” It is also the first one to make reference to Almighty God.[1]

Original text

Original Text of Preamble:

(1792) We, the representatives of the people of the State of Kentucky, in Convention assembled, do ordain and establish this Constitution for its government.

(1799) We, the representatives of the people of the State of Kentucky, in convention assembled, to secure to all the citizens thereof the enjoyment of the right of life, liberty, and property, and of pursuing happiness, do ordain and establish this Constitution for its government.

(1850) We, the representatives of the people of the State of Kentucky, in convention assembled, to secure to all the citizens thereof the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty, and property, and of pursuing happiness, do ordain and establish this Constitution for its government.[1]

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