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  1. The Preamble • Copy the following paragraph. • Please underline all the words as they are shown.

  2. The Preamble • We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establishjustice, insuredomestictranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the generalwelfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  3. Preamble vocabulary • Copy the vocabulary word and the synonyms. You do not need to copy the definitions.

  4. union • Blending, coming together, combination • The act of joining together people or things

  5. establish • Create, start, begin, set up • To start or set up something that is intended to continue

  6. justice • Fairness, fair play, morality

  7. insure • Make certain, make sure • To make sure something will happen

  8. domestic • home, household, family, national, internal • Happening within one country

  9. tranquility • Peaceful, calm, quiet

  10. common • General, universal, shared, everyone’s • Belonging to, or shared by two or more people or things

  11. promote • Endorse, encourage, support, sponsor • To encourage the growth and development of something

  12. general • universal, common, wide-ranging • Including all or nearly all the members of a group

  13. welfare • well-being, health, security, success

  14. posterity • future generations

  15. ordain • order, proclaim, command, establish • To order or establish something formally, especially by law

  16. Assignment • Rewrite the Preamble changing the underlined words. It must make sense. Read it out loud to yourself to make sure. You can rearrange the words to allow your paragraph to make sense.