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2022 High School Essay Contest - Jacksonville | Essay Prompt

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Essay Prompt

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution, which begins with the following preamble: "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."

Since its ratification, the Constitution has been amended 27 times. Choose one of the 27 Amendments to the United States Constitution and, using relevant external sources, explain how that Amendment promotes the goals the framers articulated in the preamble.