How does the Preamble define the basic goals of the Constitution?
The Preamble (opening statement) sets out the goals that the framers had for the new nation.
"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."--Preamble to the United States Constitution
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