Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.2c - Preamble to the Constitution

The student will apply social science skills to understand the foundations of American constitutional government by

c) describing the purposes for the Constitution of the United States as stated in its Preamble;

2008:


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The preamble of a constitution sets forth the goals and purposes to be served by the government.

ESSENTIALS

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States expresses the reasons the constitution was written.


Purposes of United States government

 To form a more perfect union

 To establish justice

 To ensure domestic tranquility

 To provide for the common defense

 To promote the general welfare

 To secure the blessings of liberty


The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States begins, “We the People,” thereby establishing that the power of government comes from the people.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018