General Purposes of Government Maintain order Protect life and property Provide public goods A product or service that is available for all people to consume, whether they pay for it or not
Preamble Introduction to the US Constitution – 1 sentence States where power comes from Lists the 6 goals of US government We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.
Preamble “We the People of the United States” The power of the US government is in the hands of the people “Form a more perfect union” Act as one country “Establish justice” The law must be reasonable, fair, and impartial “Insure domestic tranquility” Keep peace within the country; maintain order at home
Preamble “Provide for the common defense” Protect US interests in the world “Promote the general welfare” Provide people with basic services “Secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity” Guarantee our freedoms today and for future generations
Preamble in Practice Pair up with someone sitting next to you and give examples of how each purpose of the Preamble fulfilled in everyday life Be ready to share your examples with the class.