3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?

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The Constitution says:/ “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./

With the words/ “We the People,”/ the Constitution states that/ the people set up/ the government./ The government works/ for the people/ and protects/ the rights of people./ In the United States,/ the power/ to govern comes /from the people,/ who are the highest power./ This is called/ “popular sovereignty./” The people elect/ representatives/ to make laws./

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