THE PREAMBLE
Copy the definitions on your
own paper.
You will be rewriting the
Preamble in your own words
when we are done.
THE PREAMBLE
THE INTRODUCTION TO THE CONSTITUTION
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.
UNION
Blending, coming
together,
combination
ESTABLISH
Create, start,
begin, set up
To start or set up
something that is
intended to
continue
JUSTICE
Fairness, fair
play, morality
ENSURE
Make certain
To make sure
something will
happen
DOMESTIC
Home,
household,
family, national,
internal
Happening
within one
country
TRANQUILITY
Peaceful, calm,
quiet
PROVIDE
Give, offer, supply
To make something
available to
somebody
COMMON
General, universal,
shared
Belonging to, or
shared by two or
more people or
things
PROMOTE
Endorse, encourage,
support, sponsor
GENERAL
Universal, common,
wide-ranging, broad
Including all or nearly
all the members of a
group
WELFARE
Well-being,
interests, health,
security, success,
fortune
SECURE
Guarantee, certain,
assure, protect
Certain to be
achieved or gained
POSTERITY
future
generations
ORDAIN
Order, proclaim,
command,
establish
ASSIGNMENT
Rewrite the Preamble changing the
underlined words. It must make sense.
Read it out loud to yourself to make
sure. You can rearrange the words to
allow your paragraph to make sense.
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