"We the people" are the first words of the Preamble. What do these words mean and how are they reflected in the United States government system today?

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The phrase "we the people" as it relates to the constitution was meant to signal a large-scale inclusiveness of the voting population--meaning that the Founding Fathers wanted to ensure that all eligible (mainly male, white) citizens could have an equal say in government, so that tyranny did not form. 

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