Part 1 - American GovernmentPart 1.1 - Principles of American Democracy

3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

The idea of self-government - We The People
  • We the People

The Constitution says: “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.”

With the words “We the People,” the Constitution states that the people set up the government. The government works for the people and protects the rights of people. In the United States, the power to govern comes from the people, who are the highest power. This is called “popular sovereignty.” The people elect representatives to make laws.

Learn more about The Preamble to the United States Constitution

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Las primeras tres palabras de la Constitución contienen la idea del autogobierno (de que el pueblo se gobierna a sí mismo). ¿Cuáles son estas palabras?

  • Nosotros, el pueblo

إن فكرة الحكم الذاتي واردة في الكلمات الثلاث الأولى من الدستور. ما هي هذه الكلمات؟

  • نحن الشعب

憲法的前三個字說明自治的概念 。這三個字是什麼?

  • 我們人民

자치제의 개념은 헌법의 첫 세 단어에 들어있다. 이 단어들은 무엇인가?

  • 우리 국민

Ang ideya ng sariling-pamamahala ay nasa unang tatlong salita ng Konstitusyon. Ano ang mga salitang ito?

  • Tayong mga Tao

Ý tưởng tự quản trị nằm trong ba chữ đầu tiên của Hiến Pháp. Các chữ này là những chữ nào?

  • Chúng tôi người dân (We the People)

הרעיון של ממשל עצמי מתבטא בשלוש המילים הראשונות בחוקה. מהן המילים?

  • We the People – אנחנו האנשים

Идея самоуправления выражена в первых словах Конституции. Что это за
слова?

  • “Мы, народ”

Koncepti I vete-qeverisjes qendron ne tre fjalet e para te Kushtetutes. Cilat jane keto tre fjale?

  • We the People – Ne Njerezit

Ideja o samo-vladi se nalazi u prve 3 riječi u ustavu. Koje su to riječi?

  • Mi, narod.

نظریۀ حکومت مردم بر خود در دو کلمۀ اول قانون اساسی آورده شده است. آن دو کلمه چیست؟

  • ما مردم

L’idée d’un gouvernement à sois-même est definit par les trois premiers mots de la Constitution. Quels sont ces trois mots?

  • Nous le Peuple

Lub tswv yim kev tswj teb chaws ntawm yus ntiag tug ntawm tus Txhooj Cai Lij Choj muaj peb los lus. Peblo lus ntawd yog hais li cas?

  • Peb yog Tib Neeg

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