Questionnaire on the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.

    Section 1 of 8

    Please provide your opinions on the following phrases contained in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. "We the People of the United States..."
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    Section 2 of 8

    The next phrases refer to the purposes of government created by the Constitution. "...in order to form a more perfect Union..."
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    Section 3 of 8

    The next purpose of government is to “…establish justice…”
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    4. To what extent are the benefits and burdens of society distributed fairly among people?

    a. To what extent is each of the following benefits of society distributed fairly?

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    b. To what extent is each of the following burdens of society distributed fairly?

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    Section 4 of 8

    The next purpose of government is to “…insure domestic Tranquility…”
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    Section 5 of 8

    The next purpose of government is to “…provide for the common defence…”
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    2. To what degree do you think the government’s involvement in the following actions is necessary to provide for the common defense?

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    Section 6 of 8

    The next purpose of government is to “…promote the general Welfare…”
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    2. To what extent do you think the following are related to the general welfare?

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    Section 7 of 8

    The next purpose of government is to "...secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity..."
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    Section 8 of 8

    The final phrase of the Preamble does not state a purpose of government, but completes the opening phrase. “We the People…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
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