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The preamble lyrics

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  • 1. The Preamble Lyrics …. Schoolhouse Rock<br />Lyrics:Hey, do you know about the U.S.A.?Do you know about the government?Can you tell me about the Constitution?Hey, learn about the U.S.A.In 1787 I'm toldOur founding fathers did agreeTo write a list of principlesFor keepin' people free.The U.S.A. was just startin' out.A whole brand-new country.And so our people spelled it outThe things that we should be.And they put those principles down on paper and called it the Constitution, and it's been helping us run our country ever since then. The first part of the Constitution is called the preamble and tells what those founding fathers set out to do.We the people,In order to form a more perfect union,Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,Provide for the common defense,Promote the general welfare andSecure the blessings of libertyTo ourselves and our posterityDo ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.In 1787 I'm toldOur founding fathers all sat downAnd wrote a list of principlesThat's known the world around.The U.S.A. was just starting outA whole brand-new country.And so our people spelled it outThey wanted a land of liberty.And the Preamble goes like this:We the people,In order to form a more perfect union,Establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,Provide for the common defense,Promote the general welfare andSecure the blessings of libertyTo ourselves and our posterityDo ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.For the United States of America...Note:The lyrics here have a slightly abridged wording of the Preamble to the United States Constitution. The actual document starts, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..."<br />

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