What are ways that the United States promotes general welfare?
I am drawing a complete blank
- lareLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
the federal government has provided many specific things that help people generally. think highways. Grand Coulee Dam that provides Microsoft in Seattle with low cost abundant electricity so they can afford to give you a free copy of Windows10. A postal system so that stuff you buy on eBay or Amazon can be mailed to your home. The research and development that led to the internet you are using right now. Vaccines so you don't die from easily spread viruses like flu. Regulation of radio spectrum so that television and radio broadcast services operate effectively.
- ?Lv 75 years ago
The general welfare referred to means whatever is best for the individuals, because it is only through many individuals (not groups) can you find what is best (generally) for the welfare of all.
The entire Constitution was written for the general welfare, in two parts. The 2nd part is the Bill of Rights, which laid out only a few of the things called 'natural rights', the things we all are born with. There are too many to write about in a Bill, so they only put in the ones that people insisted on. But the Tenth Amendment says anything not written in the Bill or the body of the Constitution belongs to the States or 'to the people'--which means individuals, not the whole, because only individuals can exercise rights.
The first part of the general welfare is the body of the Constitution, written to provide as little government interference in our natural rights as possible. But it can be changed to another form of government if we find one better. The Bill is a list of things that exist in our selves and it can be changed on paper but it can't be changed in life.
- ?Lv 65 years ago
Having a police force and general rule of law for everybody. Having an army. Etc.
- 5 years ago
Military, roads, canals, bridges, and things like that.