Promote the general Welfare,

from Constitutional Convention (Ft. James Madison & Thomas Jefferson) – The U.S. Constitution (Preamble) on Rap Genius

Meaning

This, and the next part of the Preamble, are the culmination of everything that came before it — the whole point of having tranquility, justice, and defense was to promote the general welfare — to allow every state and every citizen of those states to benefit from what the government could provide. The framers looked forward to the expansion of land holdings, industry, and investment, and they knew that a strong national government would be the beginning of that.

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