What Does The Preamble Of Indapendance State?


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Here is the preamble to the glorious United States Constitution:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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."

FYI - domestic tranquility common interpretation: Domestic Tranquility was one of the concerns of the framers because it was thought that the government prior was unable, by force or persuasion, to quell rebellion or quarrels amongst the states. The government watched in paralysis and horror as Shay's Rebellion transpired just before the convention, and some states had very nearly gone to war with each other over territory (such as between Pennsylvania and Connecticut over Wilkes-Barre). One of the main goals of the Convention was to ensure the federal government had powers to quash rebellion and to help keep peace between the states.

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