The Constitution, Part II

Introducing … the Preamble, one of the best-loved and most well-recognized of our historical writings:

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility [peace], 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.

The George Washington Memorial Chapel near Valley Forge


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  1. Aunt Judy June 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I had it memorized for about a half hour but now it’s gone…out the back door! Oh well, I did enjoy learning it again, about 45 years after I learned it the first time in high school. I hope high school students still memorize it. It is a beautiful document. Hillsdale College offers an excellent free video course on the Constitution online.

  2. Kelly June 17, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I memorized the Preamble when I was in 5th grade, a very long time ago. I still remember it today. :)

    My 15 year old son memorized it last year and wrote an essay on what the Preamble means to him. This was a great lesson and made the Constitution more personal to him.

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