We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.
I was just about to change the dates to the Wiki standard, but this article can't be edited. It doesn't have a "protected" template, so what's going on? Is this a wiki or not?
The document is American so American ortography should be used. The date format is not bad, it is as it should be in American English.
Protection[ edit ] This work seems like a prime candidate for protectionin view of the recent vandal attacks here. That's not the document's title. It is the Constitution of the United States of America; that's its formal name.
I think the correct title is "Constitution for the United States of America". I think it's important to keep "for" instead of "of" for a subtle, but important, reason as well as for historical accuracy.
Constitution "of" implies the authority of the document is granted by the United States of America and to someone who does not read history or the document, they might assume the government wrote it. However, the authority is granted by the People and the States when they created and accepted this document "for" the United States of America as a guide to how the government should be organized and run, like a procedures manual.
The writers used "for" in the Preamble to the Constitution. United States Statutes at Large Volume 1.
The sense of the sentence is "We the people Note also that in Article II, Section 1, the presidential oath includes the wording " I totally agree with your analysis. You said exactly what I want to say. It would be highly appreciated if these were left in place so all of the links don't break all of a sudden!
For example George Washington's name is written "Go Washington". In other cases, the first name William is written simply "Wm". Is this done intentially or accidently?
The signers signed their own names in the ways that they were accustomed to do, and an examination of the images linked on the page will demonstrate that some of them abbreviated their names and some of them didn't. No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
Article 1, third section What is that supposed to mean? He must be a citizen of the state? Can somebody explain that? Is it just a typing error or what? I think it means that if he "shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of the State for which he shall be chosen", then he WON'T be able to be elected.
Notice that it begins with a negative, so I think what it comes out to is that "noone shall be elected a Senator unless they're 30 years old, have been a citizen for 9 years, and reside in the state they're elected in.
Also, while I don't question the status of the work as public domain on other grounds, I think the copyright notice is a bit strange in claiming that this is the work of the "United State federal government" as the federation in question was created by the ratification of this document.
Regarding the copyright notice, a similar concern was raised at the top of Talk: United States Declaration of Independence.
I thought it might be around here. Preamble[ edit ] Could we possibly get the Preamble into audio form as well? It seems odd that all of the other sections have audio form, but not the Preamble. I would do it, but I don't have a microphone. We might want to add it before to make it clearer though I have to have some american symbols.
Do you realy think that there is a typo in the constitution? What's with the capitalization? Why are all these words capitalized? Are we sure that this is actually an apostrophe and not just a stray mark maybe the missing dot on the next "i"?
It's certainly not a question of "modern spelling" as the comment says, since every other place correctly uses "its". It at least needs some sort of "sic".A cross section of high school journalists shared their reflections on the aspirations expressed in the preamble to the U.S.
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List and discuss the six purposes of the Constitution according to the preamble. (1) "to form a more perfect union" (The first purpose for writing a new constitution was due to the weakness of the Union under the Articles of Confederation.).
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The First Amendment to the Constitution that is most relevant to me personally is the religious clause which says Congress cannot make any law preventing or forbidding my ability to freely exercise religion. This article is part of a series on the: Constitution of the United States of America; Preamble and Articles of the Constitution; Preamble.
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