The Preamble is not "legally" part of the Constitution of September 17, A.D. 1787, which is the document that was ratified, as required, by the ninth State on June 21, A.D. 1788 to become the Constitution of the United States.“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The most important phrase in the Constitution, “United States,” is not defined in the Organic Laws of the United States of America. The discovery of the eighteen year age of majority hidden in the Article I Section 2 Clause 2 qualifications for Representative reveals the existence of two “United States.”
The minimum age of twenty-five years and seven years a Citizen of the United States makes it possible for an eighteen year old to be and act as an adult, something not possible under the English common law in the several States that comprise the Confederacy, the United States of America, under the Articles of Confederation of November 15, A.D. 1777. This possibility is further explained by reference to the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, A.D. 1787, where “free male inhabitants of full age” are made electors of representatives from the counties or townships within the district, the Northwest Territory.No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
The Northwest Ordinance made provision for a temporary government of that district and a property law for the lands of that district, which acknowledged the rights of proprietors and their children specifically mentioning the right of transfer by written will, by those of “full age.” There can be no doubt that “full age” meant eighteen years, which made that “United States” the territory belonging to The United States of America and subject to its exclusive legislative power.
The English common law is the unwritten law of English speaking people. Any change to the common law is going to be slow and deliberate. The legislative power of Congress to change the English common law is without limit in the United States, the territory owned by and subject to the exclusive legislative power of The United States of America.
This is the first and most important sentence in the Constitution of September 17, A.D. 1787:
Using the insights we gained by ascertaining the correct “full age” of the Representative to the House of Representatives, we can conclude that the “legislative Powers herein granted” are vested in a Congress of the United States of America.“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”