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Need help!!! In five sentences, explain the significance of capitalizing the word "Posterity" in the 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 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."

I need help. I simply don't get it.

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  1. At the time the Preamble was written, capitalization rules were different or nonexistent.

    Our Prosperity refers to the children and descendants of the writers of the Constitution. They wanted to emphasize that Prosperity was the Americans who through the coming years would benefit from the Constitution.

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    Ms. Sue
  2. Thank you so very much Ms. Sue. This clarified things much better.

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  3. You are very welcome, Ari.

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    Ms. Sue
  4. The word was Posterity, not prosperity. To be clear the 39 who wrote and signed the document were exact in their use of capitalization's. We (the authors) the People (Those who make the claim), and our Posterity (those whom they choose to leave the reigns of power). The originators made a deal with the King, read the Peace Treaty! The new nation was a grant by the king, in the form of the "Union East India Company", the flag say it all! So, the reality is that the citizens of that nation are "subjects", read it all! And laws are written as needed by Congress, hence the rights are actually privileges conferred by Congress. Remember, you are a subject controlled by the corporation, but are ruled by the Crown.... Hurts doesn't it!

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  5. Can someone please help me?

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    In four to six sentences, explain how the structure of the First Amendment supports equal weight of each freedom it guarantees.

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  6. I need help please!!!
    In three to five sentences, explain the significance of capitalizing the word "Justice" in the Preamble.

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