Essay on United States and u. s. Constitution

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David Kline
Hist. 471
U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution is the single greatest document in United States history. On September 17, 1787 the almost forty five hundred word document was written. Of those forty five hundred words, fifty two of the make up the Preamble. The Preamble of the Constitution breaks down the Constitution and what it is meant to accomplish. The original plan was for the Continental Congress to meet in 1787 in Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation. During this meeting our founding fathers decided on writing a new document rather than amending the current one. Members of the Congress felt as if the Articles of Confederation were too weak for a new and growing nation. After much debate a new document was written by Thomas Jefferson and introduced to the Congress. The Constitution breaks down the three branches of government. The legislative branch, which breaks down the limitations of what Congress can and cannot do, is the biggest portion of the Constitution. The executive branch, which breaks down the limitations of what power the president of the United States has, also gives his job description. The judicial branch is the section that governs the Supreme Court. The most important part of the Constitution is the Preamble. The Preamble contains fifty- two words, but outlines six key objectives the Constitution would be responsible for. The first objective outlined in the Constitution, “to form a perfect union,” means that each state would be connected. The second objective is “to establish justice,” which means to establish justice. The third objective is “to ensure domestic tranquility,” which means to ensure peace. The fourth objective “to provide for a common defense” means to provide