The purpose of the preamble of the Constitution is to
introduce and explain the core ideas of the government’s important principles.
The president vetoes a bill proposed to become law by Congress. In this situation, what is the purpose of this power?
to limit the power of the legislative branch
The framers of the US Constitution wrote the Preamble to
introduce the core ideas of the new government.
Which best describes a role of the executive branch of the federal government?
Why were the Articles of Confederation replaced with the Constitution?
The Articles of Confederation did not give strong power to the federal government.
To which branch of government does the power to interpret laws and apply the Constitution to the law belong?
Read the excerpt from the preamble to the Constitution.
. . . [A]nd secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
According to this excerpt of the preamble, who were freedoms and rights established for?
present and future generations
Read the Preamble to the US 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 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.
According to the Preamble, where does the power for government come from?
The Constitution regulates government powers by
providing guides and limits to the government’s power.
The division and sharing of power between state and national governments is the principle of
The power to create laws and to regulate taxes and commerce belong to which branch of government?
The Constitution’s creation of a national government with separation of powers
prevents the national government from being controlled by one branch.
How does a writ of habeas corpus safeguard individual freedom?
by allowing the accused to request a trial by jury
According to the Preamble, which responsibility of the Constitution most relates to the United States’ interactions with other nations?
“provide for the common defence”
Under the Constitution, political rights protect the freedoms of
every American citizen.