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what does "we the people" mean in the constitution?

A/ The power of government comes from the people.

It's slightly ironic because some people were actually really angry about it being we the people rather than we the states, like in the Articles of Confederation (the failed government in the US after the British but before the constitution)

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13y ago

That we ourselves did something

No it simply means every legal voting citizen in the US. That includes those who wrote the constitution, and the citizens who voted to ratify it, and even those who didnt.

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Everybody, our nation big or small, black or white. We the people. everybody is "the people".

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It's from the preamble to the US Constitution. See link below:

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"We the People" in the constitution means, "Us, the citizens of the United States of America".

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it comes from the Declaration of Independence.

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"We The People" is the opening phrase of the Constitution of the United States of America.

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It comes from the first sentence of the preamble of the United States constitution. No other prior source.

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