Engraving From 1867 featuring the American statesman and Founding Father Gouverneur Morris. (iStock) Comment on this story Even if you don’t know Gouverneur Morris’s name, you probably know his words. You may even have been forced to memorize a string of them in school, which start: “We the People of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union …”

While James Madison gets most of the credit for writing the Constitution, it was Morris who wrote the Preamble and who, in a last-minute flourish, added the word “United” to “States of America.” A congressman, senator, […]

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