Preamble, Louisiana Constitution
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We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property; afford opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; assure equality of rights; promote the health, safety, education, and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; ensure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and justice to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.
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- Louisiana State Senate, "Louisiana Constitution"
- Archives.org, "Louisiana 1812 Constitution"
- Archives.org, "Louisiana Purchase Treaty"
- Louisiana History.org, "Timelines"
- Hargrave, W. Lee (1991). The Louisiana State Constitution: A Reference Guide, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press
- Louisiana (1812). Constitution or Form of Government of the State of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana: Jo. Bar. Baird