Most Americans recognize the opening words to the Preamble to the Constitution:
“We the People, of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility…”
However, while most Americans recognize the words, they might not recognize that the words are from the Preamble to the Constitution.
According to the U.S. Senate Reference, “the Preamble explains the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States.”
If you need a refresher on the significance of the Preamble, this oldie but goodie Schoolhouse Rock song can jog your memory.
Happy Constitution Day!