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United States Constitution Utah Constitution Primary Sources
What are we doing today? Today we are talking about primary documents!! By the end of today you will… Know what a primary document is and its purpose and why it is important Read parts of the Utah Constitution and U.S. constitution. Explain how the Utah Constitution compares to the U.S. constitution. Understand the role the Utah Constitution played in achieving statehood.
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Reading Primary Documents What are the key words? What do the key words mean? What point is the author trying to make?
U.S. Constitution “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.”
U.S. Constitution “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
Utah Constitution “Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we, the people of Utah, in order to secure and perpetuate the principles of free government, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION.”
Utah Constitution “All political power is inherent in the people; and all free governments are founded on their authority for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform their government as the public welfare may require.”