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1.6 Intentions of the Preamble

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Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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SS.7.C.1.6

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  • Q1
    Which part of the U.S. Constitution states the six purposes of government?
    Preamble
    Article I
    Bill of Rights
    Article IV
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q2
    In the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, what is the meaning of the phrase "We the People"?
    The people express their will through political parties
    The people express their will by directly creating laws
    Government receives its power from the people and exists to serve them
    Government receives taxes from the people and exists to support them
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q3
    How is this statement reflected in the modern American political system?
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    Voters elect Congress members.
    The Electoral College elects Congress.
    The president enacts policies.
    Congress enforces policies.
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q4
    This statement below was made by President Lyndon B. Johnson during an address to the nation on March 31, 1968. Which intention of the Preamble is reflected in the statement?
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    Government exists to serve the people
    Government promotes the general welfare
    Government provides for the common defense.
    Government holds frequent elections
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q5
    Why did the Framers require that the U.S. House of Representatives have the sole power to introduce tax bills?
    Laws are easier to debate and pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.
    Elections are more frequent and expensive for the U.S. House of Representatives.
    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are directly elected by the people.
    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are required to have legal experience.
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q6
    This newspaper headline describes an event in U.S. history. Which government purpose identified in the Preamble is reflected in the headline?
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    ensure domestic tranquility
    secure the blessings of liberty
    provide for the common defense
    promote the general welfare
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q7
    Above is the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Why did the Framers include the Preamble as the introduction to the US Constitution?
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    To ensure that people were free
    To ensure that the rights of the people were guaranteed
    To establish the goals and purposes of government
    To provide for the wellbeing of all citizens
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q8
    Which intention of the Preamble is reflected in the Amendment Process of the Constitution, which allows for changes to the Constitution based on concerns by the people?
    provide for the common defense
    promote the general welfare
    establish justice
    form a more perfect union
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q9
    Which intention of the Preamble focuses on the "public interest", which allows every state and citizen to benefit from the government's services like environmental protection?
    insure domestic tranquility
    promote the general welfare
    provide for the common defense
    secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q10
    Which intention of the people has the purpose of protecting citizens from internal conflict, like rebellions and local violence?
    form a more perfect union
    promote the general welfare
    establish justice
    insure domestic tranquility
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q11
    Which part of the Preamble requires that the government follows the principle of the rule of law and provides equal treatment under the law?
    we the people
    establish justice
    form a more perfect union
    insure domestic tranquility
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q12
    Which part of the Preamble protects the principles of the Constitution for future generations?
    insure domestic tranquility
    secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
    we the people
    promote the general welfare
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q13
    Which phrase in the Preamble is demonstrated by the example of the 17th amendment (1912), which allowed for direct election of US Senators?
    Provide for the common defense
    Establish justice
    Promote the general welfare
    We the People
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q14
    Which phrase in the Preamble is demonstrated by federal spending on Medicare, Social Security, food stamps, and other Safety Net Programs?
    Insure Domestic Tranquility
    Provide for the common defense
    Establish Justice
    Promote the general welfare
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6
  • Q15
    Which phrase from the Preamble is demonstrated in the Bill of Rights protections for people accused of crimes, which guarantee all citizens a fair trial?
    form a more perfect union
    insure domestic tranquility
    promote the general welfare
    establish justice
    30s
    SS.7.C.1.6

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