Terms in this set (8)
Where is the preamble in the constitution?
the first sentence
How many goals does the preamble define?
What is the preamble
"We the people of the United States, in order to for a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America
What is the meaning to "to form a more perfect union"?
The framers wanted to work together as a unified nation rather then seperate nations
What is the meaning of " To establish justice"?
the nation needed a uniform system to settle legal disputes
What is the meaning of " To insure domestic tranquillity"?
the national government has the power to insure peace and order at home
What is the meaning of "to provide a common defense"?
the national government has the power to raise armies and navies
What is the meaning of "to promote a general welfare"?
give national government the means to promote the well being of all citizens