Bill of Indictments
It serves as the introductory paragraph of the US Constitution
It establishes that the authority of government comes from the people (popular sovereignty)
It outlines the six goals of the US Government
It defines the branches of government and their powers
States working together
Collective bargaining with employers
Cooperating with other countries
Look after peaceful interactions within the country
Work with other nations
Be peaceful in times of war
Provide families with money when they are in need
Have a top-notch football team
Have a military (or militia)
Endorse the idea of general well-being and looking after the common good
Support the idea of giving money to individuals in need
Cooperate with other nations
Tax citizens to provide things like parks and public pools
Encourage and protect our natural rights
Give us rights
Make us free
Create a constitution
To have police monitor lawbreakers
To have a court system that applies laws fairly
To have police interpret laws and determine punishments
To have the police and court system work together to penalize suspected law-breakers
Serves as an introduction and purpose for the document.
Reasons why the Articles of Confederation failed.
List of grievances against the King
Establishes a need for a Bill of Rights
"We the people"
"in order to form a more perfect union"
"to ourselves and our Posterity"
"insure domestic Tranquility"