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.