What is the preamble to the constitution?

The Constitution begins with a short statement called the Preamble. The Preamble states that the government of the United States was established by the people. "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domstic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our postperity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."