The Preamble to the Constitution

1. Copy the Preamble on your own paper.
2. Write the underlined words and the definitions. Use Microsoft Word or the Internet to look up the words.
3. Rewrite the Preamble in your own words using your definitions and synonyms to change the underlined words.

The Preamble

We the people, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.

If you use Microsoft Word to look up the definitions, click on the red tool box on the right side. It looks like this:


Once you do that, it will look like this:


If you use the Internet, Dictionary.com is a good place to start.