6 Big Ideas of the Preamble

Ryan Albrecht

In Order to Form a More Perfect Union

Today we have a president to help have a more perfect union. He helps control the country but does not have too much power like in a dictatorship. This relates to the executive branch because the president is in the executive branch.


One reason we cannot have a completely perfect union is because no one will ever agree exactly the same on every issue. Congress might not agree with the president so then a law won't go through and the two sides might argue with each other. For this reason there will never be a perfect union.

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Establish Justice

When a criminal is charged with a crime he is brought to a court and a judge decides his fate. This means the USA has successfully created a fair legal system. Without this fair system more innocent people would be put in jail for things they never did. The relates to the judicial branch because it includes the courts.


The judicial branch is constantly enforcing laws that are written in the constitution. Whether it is a simple crime or a severe crime the judicial brach steps in to enforce the laws. They also interpret the laws to help make sure they are correct to help them establish justice. Overall, the judicial branch does a good job establishing justice.

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Ensure Domestic Tranquility

Our Armed Forces are a big part of the ensuring Domestic Tranquility. The USA does a great job to maintain order and give us peace at home with these Armed Forces. There is rarely any major attack on our country, and our country is well protected.


An example of the USA ensuring domestic tranquility would be boarder patrol officers. Our boarder patrol officers do a good job protecting the country, but not great. As known by everyone there are many illegal immigrants living in our country, but we have not found a way to eliminate that problem. So, the boarder patrol officers do a good job but do not stop everyone illegally entering the country.

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Provide For the Common Defense

We have national securities that do a very good job to help provide for the common defense. An example of this would be the FBI. They work hard to protect our national security and make sure we are safe. The FBI does a very good job making sure we are protected from possible invadors.


AN agency called the CDC helps protect us from diseases. Our country has not have any mass killings due to a disease which proves this agency is doing a good job providing for the common defense. Without them people could catch deadly diseases that could affect the entire country.

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Promote the General Welfare

Policemen and firefighters are constantly helping our citizens live safe lives. Without policemen burglaries and murders would become much more common. Citizens would not be safe in that situation and would always have to be on lookout for an attacker.


An example of the USA not promoting the general welfare well would be the Boston Marathon Bombings. This was an event with many people at it and local authorities failed to protect the citizens. Because of this three lives were lost

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Secure the Blessings of Liberty

Freedom of speech is an example of our individual rights protected under the Constitution. The USA does a good job protecting that right and ensuring people have this right that's stated in the constitution.


An example of the USA securing the blessings of liberty would be being able to get a free education. Without this right our country would be much less advanced and woulod be less likely to keep up with other countries. This right is very important because it allows kids to go to school that might have not been able to afford it otherwise.

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Final Examination

Overall Grade: B+

The USA does a good job with all of the things listed in the preamble. Some aspects are stronger than others but most are very strong. I feel that promoting the general welfare is the weakest of the 6 parts. Although the USA does provide services for citizens' well being they do not do as much as they should some times. AS stated earlier the Boston Marathon Bombings was an example of not providing enough services for the citizens. Because of this three lives were lost in an event that could have possibly been stopped with more people on duty. The strongest of the six in my opinion is ensuring domestic tranquility. The USA does a great job to give us peace at home. There is hardly ever any attacks on our soil thanks to all of our armed forces. Our country is known as one of the most powerful nations in the world which is a direct result of our country doing a great drop ensuring domestic tranquility. These and all the reasons stated in the rest of the paper are reasons I gave the USA a B+ grade.