It took 5 men to write the 52-word Preamble, but we think you can do it in 140 characters on Twitter (or in the comments below). From today through September 17—the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution—we’re asking you to condense the meaning of the Preamble in a bite-sized tweet and let us know at @USNatArchives.
 On Constitution Day, the Archivist of the United States will choose the winner, who will receive a pocket-size Constitution from the Foundation for the National Archives. The rules are simple: shorten the Preamble down to as few words (or letters) as possible while retaining the Preamble’s meaning, then tweet us your response using the hashtag #Preamble. (Or, just put your submission in the comments below) “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.” Full details here: http://go.usa.gov/r7TH

It took 5 men to write the 52-word Preamble, but we think you can do it in 140 characters on Twitter (or in the comments below).

From today through September 17—the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution—we’re asking you
to condense the meaning of the Preamble in a bite-sized tweet and let us know at @USNatArchives.


On Constitution Day, the Archivist of the United States will choose the winner, who will receive a pocket-size Constitution from the Foundation for the National Archives.

The rules are simple: shorten the Preamble down to as few words (or letters) as possible while retaining the Preamble’s meaning, then tweet us your response using the hashtag #Preamble. (Or, just put your submission in the comments below)

“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.”

Full details here: http://go.usa.gov/r7TH
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    Why Tweet it when we can just sing it?
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    Yes America!! Do it!
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    When I was in school our history teacher told us he would pay us $1 if we could say the Preamble without singing it. No...
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    My try: We the people enact this Constitution to form a lasting nation devoted to justice, peace, defense, prosperity,...
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    so doing this
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