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Thepreamble

  1. 1. Purposes of Government
  2. 2. The Preamble What are the main purposes of Government??? The Preamble to the Constitution explains why Government is needed. Read the Preamble on p. C2 of your text book.
  3. 3. 5 purposes listed: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  4. 4. Establish Justice “To provide Justice is the most sacred of the duties of government.” – Thomas Jefferson
  5. 5. Insure Domestic Tranquility “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” – James Madison
  6. 6. Provide for the Common Defense
  7. 7. Promote the General Welfare
  8. 8. Secure the Blessings of Liberty  “They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary security deserve neither liberty or safety.”- Benjamin Franklin  “Eternal Vigilance is the price of Liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
  9. 9. Homework: P. 11- #2, 5, and 6

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