We the people of the United States, 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, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
– Preamble to the Constitution
How to use this video in the classroom:
- Challenge your students to learn and recite the Preamble.
- Research and study the Constitution using informational text from Ben’s Guide.
- Analyze the Constitution, which is a primary document, using The National Archive’s Charters of Freedom.
- Help students understand the meaning of the Preamble with a Preamble Remix. It helps the students understand what the Preamble, introduction to the Constitution, means by using plain speak.
- We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect country, establish justice, guarantee peace at home, provide for the safety, promote the general well being of everyone, and secure the blessings of freedom to ourselves and our children and their children and so on, do order and organize this Constitution for the United States of America.
Did you know? September 17 is Constitution Day. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.