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Why did the Preamble to the Constitution begin with the phrase, "We the People"?

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The writers of the Constitution began their document with the three words "We the People" because they wanted to signify the fact that the citizens of the United States give the power to the government. Without this, our government would fail to be a democratic republic - a government controlled by the people.

The first words of the Constitution solidify the idea that the Constitution is of the people, for the people, and by the people.

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