The Preamble
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  • Question 1
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    Which part of the U.S. Constitution states the six purposes of government?

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    Bill of Rights

    Article IV

    Preamble

    Article I

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    This newspaper headline describes an event in U.S. history. Which government purpose identified in the Preamble is reflected in the headline?

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    ensure domestic tranquility

    promote the general welfare

    secure the blessings of liberty

    provide for the common defense

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    The statement below is from a historical document. How is this statement reflected in the modern American political system?


    "We the People of the United States... do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America. "

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    Voters elect Congress members.

    The Electoral College elects Congress

    Congress enforces policies

    The president enacts policies

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    In the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, what is the meaning of the phrase “We the People”?

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    The people express their will through political parties.

    The people express their will by creating laws.

    Government receives taxes from the people and exists to support them.

    Government receives its power from the people and exists to serve them.

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    Which phrases are found in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution?

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    promote a strong economy, guarantee the pursuit of happiness, raise an army

    ensure peace, ensure that all men are equal, hold the union together

    form a more perfect union, ensure domestic tranquility, promote general welfare

    ensure domestic tranquility, protect life and liberty, protect freedom for all

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    Which statement explains the purpose of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution?

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    It creates a domestic policy for the federal government.

    It defines the responsibilities of the three branches of government.

    It establishes the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

    It outlines the goals of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Question 7
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    According to the Preamble, what was the first goal of the U.S. Constitution?

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    “to form a more perfect Union”

    “to end all disputes between States”

    “to preserve, protect, and defend the Union”

    “to satisfy the opinions of Mankind”

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    The passage below is from a presidential speech. Which purpose of government could be used to justify the position in the passage?

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    guarantee cooperation among Americans

    improve the quality of life for Americans

    guard the freedoms of American people

    protect American citizens from threats

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    The document excerpt below illustrates a government action. Based on the passage, how does the action illustrated in this document demonstrate that the government depends on the people for its power?


    "We the People of the United States...do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

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    The U.S. Constitution created the Supreme Court.

    The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech.

    The U.S. Constitution created the Congress.

    The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of petition.

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    Why did the Framers require that the U.S. House of Representatives have the sole power to introduce tax bills?

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    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are directly elected by the people.

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are required to have legal experience.

    Elections are more frequent and expensive for the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Laws are easier to debate and pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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    The statement below was made by President Lyndon B. Johnson during an address to the nation on March 31, 1968. Which intention of the Preamble is reflected in the statement?

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    Government promotes the general welfare.

    Government exists to serve the people.

    Government holds frequent elections.

    Government provides for the common defense.

  • Question 12
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    Below is the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Why did the Framers include the Preamble as the introduction to the US Constitution?

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    To ensure that the rights of the people were guaranteed

    To establish the goals and purposes of government

    To provide for the wellbeing of all citizens

    To ensure that people were free

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