Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We The People: A Project!

According to George Washington, the Articles of Confederation were "...little more than shadow without substance." They did not form an ideal government for the country. In fact, they barely formed ANY sort of government at all.

The country needed more. They needed the Constitution. This document opens with one famous, nearly run-on, sentence: The Preamble.

The Preamble text:
“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.”

Today, we will begin working on our first project. In the project, we will examine the Preamble and evaluate whether or not it still has relevance to modern life, government and politics.

Your annotated bibliography, with a minimum of 4 sources, is due Monday, September 26, 2011.

The final project is due Thursday, 9/29/11.

Examine the introduction to the project. 

Then, open your book to p. 68 and examine the breakdown of the Preamble phrases.

Now, a collection of rubrics:

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