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9thJORGECIVICS

9thPREAMBLE OF CONSTITUTION

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What is the Preamble? The Preamble is the opening statement to the United States Constitution.
Why did the forefthers add the Preamble to the Constitution The preamble explains the reasons why the Framers of the Constitution made our government a republic.
What does the Preamble replace on the Constitution? It replaces the Articles of Confederation.  
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PREAMBLE? he Preamble helped explain why the Constitution was written. However, it is not the law.  
We the people: In order to form a more perfect union: The previous government was based on the Articles of Confederation, which were very limited.  When the Framers wrote this, they felt that they were making new government that would be a better way to govern the country.
Establish justice: The reasons why there was Revolution against England were still important to the American citizens, so they wanted to make sure that they would have justice under the Constitution.
Insure domestic tranquility: One of the main reasons why the Constitutional Convention was held was because of Shays’ Rebellion. This was an uprising of farmers in Massachusetts against the state for having to repay war debts. Citizens were worried with the keeping peace within the country’s borders.
Provide for the common defense:  here was still a change of being attacked by other countries. No individual state had the power to defend itself against attacks. Because of this, the Framers knew that it was important for the states to defend the nation together.
Promote the general welfare: This phrase meant that the well-being of the citizens would be taken care of as well as possible by the Federal government.
Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity: The point of this phrase in the Preamble, and the constitution as a whole was to help protect the country’s hard-earned rights for liberty, unjust laws, and freedom from a tyrannical government.
Ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America: This last phrase of the Preamble is a powerful statement saying that the people made this document, and the people give the country its power.
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