The Preamble to the Constitution

(A preamble is an introductory statement in a document that explains the document's purpose and underlying philosophy. ) The preamble to the Constitution tells why it was written and what the founders intended the Constitution to accomplish. Watch the movie, and check the websites below. Then answer the questions on the We the People worksheet:

We the people of the United States
The People- It is the people who create the government and the government exists for the people
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,
WHY what is the purpose of a Constitution?
To form a strong nation
To protect the rights and freedoms of the people
To protect the people from outside threats
To improve people's lives
do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America
Establish this Constitution
Further Reading:

Library of Congress- American Memory

Charters of Freedom