Legislation, Presidential & Congressional Politics/Examples of the sections of the Preamble


What would be an example (preferably an event), historical or current, demonstrating each section of the Preamble (form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic peace and so on). I need to rate the effectiveness of that part of the Preamble based off of the event. I'm having a particularly hard time finding a specific event to show  promoting the general welfare and preserving the blessings of liberty and promoting general welfare. I thank you for your time

I suppose the most obvious example of promoting the general welfare might be the passage of laws providing welfare benefits to needy recipients during the Great Depression.  Other programs such as Social Security or Medicaid also provide for the welfare of those in need.  Securing the blessings of liberty one might consider the actions of the Federal government to protect the basic rights of Southern Blacks during the civil rights era - for example, ensuring that they had the right to vote, protest against unfair laws, and get equal treatment under the law.

I hope this helps!
- Mike  

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Michael Troy


I can answer just about any question about U.S. Political history, Constitutional law, the legislative process, elections, etc. I enjoy Presidential and Congressional historical trivia, but can answer more substantive questions too.


Former Staff member for a Congressman and Senator. I also worked on about 10 Congressional and Presidential campaigns (only one that won). For a short time, I worked in the legal department of the Federal Election Commission.    I have a B.A. in Political Science.

Former LBJ Fellow (paid fellowship for Congressional Staff).
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary Society).

Washington Post
Washington Times

J.D. University of Michigan
B.A. George Washington University (Poli. Sci. major).

Awards and Honors
LBJ Fellow
Truman Scholar

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