Preamble Breakdown. Preamble - An introduction *The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution provides an introduction to the Constitution. What is a Preamble?. So how does the Preamble Begin?. Click the picture to watch School House Rock’s Preamble (America Rock) video!
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*The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution provides an introduction to the Constitution.
What is a Preamble?
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Who are We the People ?
Every person in the United States
How is this statement an example of social contract?
The people agree to live under a government and have that government create laws all will follow.
In return, the people gain the protection of the government…
What is a “Union” in context of the Preamble?
The “Union” refers to the United States.
How would you put “in order to form a more perfect Union”in your own words?
What does “justice” mean?
Fairness; the act of applying or upholding the law
How would you put “establish justice”in your own words?
What does “tranquility” mean?
What does “domestic” mean?
Within a country
domestic + tranquility = ?
Peace within a country
How would you put “insure domestic tranquility”in your own words?
What does “common defense” mean?
Security of all people
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How would you put “provide for the common defense”in your own words?
What does “Welfare” mean in the context of the Preamble?
Well- being; the state or condition of being healthy, safe, happy, and/or prospering
So what would the “general Welfare”be?
The well-being of the community as a whole.
How would you put “promote the general welfare”in your own words?
What does “posterity” mean?
All future generations
What does “liberty” mean?
How would you put “Secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” in your own words?
United States of America.
What does “ordain” mean?
Establish formally or by law
How would you put “Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”in your own words?