Acknowledgement of God in the Constitutions of the 50 States

“Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” (William Penn)

Alabama, 1901. Preamble: “We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution . . .”

Alaska, 1956. Preamble: “We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land . . .”

Arizona, 1911. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution . . .”

Arkansas, 1874. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government …”

California, 1879. Preamble: “We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . . .”

Colorado, 1876. Preamble: “We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe . . .”

Connecticut, 1818. Preamble: “The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy – – -“

Delaware, 1897. Preamble: “Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences”

Florida, 1845. Preamble:  “We,
the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty . . . establish this Constitution.”

Georgia, 1777. Preamble: “We, the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution . . .”

Hawaii, 1959. Preamble: “We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance … do ordain and establish this Constitution . . .”

Idaho, 1889. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom …”

Illinois, 1870. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy . . .”

Indiana, 1851. Preamble: “We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our own form of government. . .”

Iowa, 1857. Preamble: “We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings . . .”

Kansas, 1859. Preamble: “We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges . . .”

Kentucky, 1891. Preamble: “We, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy, and invoking the continuation of those blessings . . .”

Louisiana, 1921. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy . . .”

Maine, 1820. Preamble: “We the People of Maine . . . acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe . . .”

Maryland, 1776. Preamble: “We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty . . .”

Massachusetts, 1780. Preamble: “We . . . the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe . . .”

Michigan, 1908. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom … do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

Minnesota, 1857. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings . . .”

Mississippi, 1890. Preamble: “We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work . . .”

Missouri, 1845. Preamble: “We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His   goodness . . .”

Montana, 1889. Preamble: “We, the people of Montana, grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state . .
. and desiring to secure the blessings of liberty . . .”

Nebraska, 1875. Preamble: “We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . . . establish this Constitution.”

Nevada, 1864. Preamble: “We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . . . do establish this Constitution . . .”

New Hampshire, 1792. Bill of Rights, Article 5: “Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience and reason . . .”

New Jersey, 1844. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy . . .” (next page, please)

New Mexico, 1911. Preamble: “We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty . . .”

New York, 1846. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . . .”

North Carolina, 1868. Pre­amble: “We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the American Union . . .”

North Dakota, 1889. Preamble: “We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain and establish this Constitution.1”

Ohio, 1852. Preamble: “We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . . .”

Oklahoma, 1907. Preamble: “Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty . . .”

Oregon, 1857. Bill of Rights, Article I, Section 2: “All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences.”

Pennsylvania, 1776. Preamble: “We, the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance . . .”

Rhode Island, 1842. Preamble: “We the People of the State of Rhode Island … grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy . . .”

South Carolina, 1778. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of South Carolina, grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

South Dakota, 1889. Preamble: “We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties … do ordain and establish this Constitution . . .”

Tennessee, 1796. Article I, Section HI, Declaration of Rights: “That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience.”

Texas, 1845. Preamble: “Humbly invoking the blessings of Almighty God, the People of the State of Texas do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

Utah, 1896. Preamble: “Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we the people of Utah … do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

Vermont, 1777. Preamble: “Whereas all government ought to be instituted … to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man . . .”

Virginia, 1776. Bill of Rights, XVI: “. . . religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator.. . can be directed only by reason and conviction . . . and it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and Charity . . .”

Washington, 1889. Preamble: “We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.”

West Virginia, 1872. Preamble: “Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia . . . reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God.”

Wisconsin, 1848. Preamble: “We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . . . do establish this Constitution.”

Wyoming, 1890. Preamble: “We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties … do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

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