The Pros And Cons In The Preamble Of The Constitution

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In the Preamble of the Constitution, written by Thomas Jefferson and signed by others, our Founding Fathers believed that in order to maintain a stable country a constitution needed to be established. The preamble stated that: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure 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." These six elements were important for establishing our nation. According to our Founding Fathers, they wanted a "more perfect union" which meant that both state and federal governments would have…show more content…
Some might argue that these were just words on paper and that the Founding Fathers did not comply to the previous promises stated. For example, Thomas Jefferson was born into a slave-owning family and even owned slaves himself. Slavery didn't end when the Declaration of Independence was drafted.This completely contradicts the essence of what our country's is based off of, which is that "all men are created equal." Although this is true, they acknowledged that it was an unjust form of cruelty and it went against the idea of liberty in America. Moreover, slavery was abolished and our country turned out to be one full of liberty and opportunity, regardless of your race, sex, and social status. The Constitution helped shape and mold our country to make it what it is today, a country full of opportunity. Furthermore, the six elements stated in the preamble have kept our country united and have kept its public
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