2 Preamble- An introduction What is a Preamble?Preamble- An introduction*The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution provides an introduction to the Constitution.
3 We the People of the United States, Who are We the People ?Every person in the United StatesThe 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…
4 What is a “Union” in context of the Preamble? …in order to form a more perfect Union,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?
5 …establish Justice, What does “justice” mean? Fairness; the act of applying or upholding the lawHow would you put “establish justice” in your own words?
6 …insure domestic tranquility, What does “domestic” mean?Within a countryWhat does “tranquility” mean?Peacedomestic + tranquility = ?Peace within a countryHow would you put “insure domestic tranquility” in your own words?
7 What does “common defense” mean? …provide for the common defense,What does “common defense” mean?Security of all peopleDefense is spelled defence in the ConstitutionImage fromHow would you put “provide for the common defense” in your own words?
8 What does “Welfare” mean in the context of the Preamble? …promote the general Welfare,What does “Welfare” mean in the context of the Preamble?Well- being; the state or condition of being healthy, safe, happy, and/or prosperingSo 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?
9 …secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, What does “liberty” mean?freedomWhat does “posterity” mean?All future generationsHow would you put “Secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” in your own words?
10 What does “ordain” mean? Establish formally or by law …do ordain and establish this Constitution for theUnited States of America.What does “ordain” mean?Establish formally or by lawHow would you put “Do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” in your own words?