The Preamble to the Constitution: Definition, Summary, Purpose & Examples


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Which of the following best describes the Articles of Confederation?

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1. Which of the following describes one of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?

2. Which of the following best describes the U.S. Preamble's inclusion of the phrase 'We the People?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to form a more perfect understanding of the preamble to the US Constitution, this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the legal and historical significance of the preamble. You will also learn how to interpret key phrases in the preamble to the US Constitution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will learn:

  • The legal relevance of the Constitution's preamble
  • The significance of the phrases We the People and A More Perfect Union
  • How the Articles of Confederation differed from the US Constitution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about strengths and weaknesses in the Articles of Confederation in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the significance of the preamble and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why states felt the need to amend the Articles of Confederation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Constitution, review the accompanying less on The Preamble to the US Constitution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the history of how the Articles of Confederation gave way to the US Constitution
  • Interpret key phrases in the preamble to the US Constitution
  • Understand how the preamble has been legally interpreted