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February 20

posted Feb 20, 2013, 8:59 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 21, 2013, 4:59 AM ]
Day 17--

Today we'll review the last unit test. RETAKES are encouraged; if you aren't happy with your score, schedule a retake, anytime after today.

Then, we'll begin our next set of assignments, part of a mini-unit on the US Constitution. 
Page 7 of your textbook shows the Preamble to the Constitution, and explains how the six purposes set out there explain the reasons and powers of our govenment:

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.

As we begin this new unit, we'll look together at the ideas contained in the Preamble, and see if we can find examples of those ideas at work in government today.

HOMEWORK: Find another example, of your own, of one of the 6 purposes at work in our government today.