The Preamble of the United States Constitution

The Preamble is basically a summarized introduction of the United States Constitution, and it goes a little something like this:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure 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.”

Here goes my attempt at further explaining each series of phrases in the Preamble.

“We the People of the United States”- you and your fellow Americans

“in Order to form a more perfect Union”- to form the togetherness of the people of the United States

“establish Justice”- establish just, fair, and neutral laws for all

“ensure domestic Tranquility”- make peace at home certain

“provide for the common defense”- fund the government

“promote the general Welfare”- support the health and happiness of the people

“secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”- make our freedoms certain not only to ourselves but to others as well

“do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”- regular citizens made the document and gave the government its power suggesting that, though we may not be political figures in the U.S., we are still in control.

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