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1. Anti feralist papers

1.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

1.1.1. to show the issues with the government the constitution would put into effect

1.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. If there are many people, give a general description of who they were. (Ex: "delegates from various states")

1.2.1.1. unknown but, Cato (likely George Clinton), Brutus (likely Robert Yates), Centinel (likely Samuel Bryan)

1.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

1.3.1. 1787-1788

1.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

1.4.1. How is it broken down? Chapters, articles, amendments, etc.?

1.4.1.1. writings of multiple authors

1.4.2. Create a general outline of its structure

1.4.2.1. 1-85

1.4.2.2. cato

1.4.2.3. brutus

1.4.2.4. centinel

1.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

1.5.1. 1. Written by authors that are not known for sure

1.5.2. 2. Written by the Anti federalists

1.5.3. 3. disapproved of the constitution

1.5.4. 4. expressed to the people in many ways

1.5.5. 5. had 85 articles and opposed the federalist papers

2. Federalist Papers

2.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

2.1.1. to support the passing of the constitution

2.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay

2.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

2.3.1. 1787-1788

2.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

2.4.1. How is it broken down? Chapters, articles, amendments, etc.?

2.4.1.1. essays

2.4.2. Create a general outline of its structure

2.4.2.1. 1: The Challenge and the Outline

2.4.2.2. 2-14: “The Utility of the Union

2.4.2.3. 15-22: The “Insufficiency” of the Articles of Confederation

2.4.2.4. 23-36: The Minimum “Energetic” Government Requirement

2.4.2.5. 37-51: “The Great Difficulty of Founding”

2.4.2.6. 52-84: “The True Principles of Republican Government”

2.4.2.7. 85: Analogy to State Governments and Added Security to Republicanism

2.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

2.5.1. 1. Supported the constitution to be ratified

2.5.2. 2. Made up of 85 essays

2.5.3. 3. written by the federalists who supported the ratification of the constitution

2.5.4. 4. Published mainly in the New York Newspapers

2.5.5. 5. Written by a few of the founding fathers of America

3. The Declaration

3.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

3.1.1. To Declare our freedom from great britain

3.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, John Adams, Robert R. LIvingston

3.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

3.3.1. 1776

3.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

3.4.1. Create a general outline of its structure.

3.4.1.1. 1- Preamble 2-Declaration of Natural Rights 3-List of Grievances 4-Resolution of Independence by the United States

3.4.2. How is it broken down? Chapters, articles, amendments, etc.?

3.4.2.1. articles

3.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

3.5.1. 1. It promises us life

3.5.2. 2. liberty

3.5.3. 3. and the pursuit of happiness

3.5.4. 4. It declared seperation from great Britain

3.5.5. 5. The main reason for the revolutionary war

4. Northwest Ordinance

4.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

4.1.1. To settle the Northwest territory

4.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. Nathan Dane

4.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

4.3.1. 1787 which is the year it was written

4.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

4.4.1. It was organised into articles of main principals

4.4.2. - worship

4.4.3. - trial

4.4.4. - following the Articles of Confederation

4.4.5. - encouraged communities

4.4.6. - boundaries

4.4.7. - no slavery

4.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

4.5.1. 1. that slaves were not allowed in the Northwest Territory

4.5.2. 2. Made a process for creating new states

4.5.3. 3. Attempted to share with the Native americans

4.5.4. 4. Promoted our Natural rights in the northwest territory

4.5.5. 5. Organized government in the Northwest territory

5. Articles of confederation

5.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

5.1.1. To serve as a government for the new free United States

5.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. If there are many people, give a general description of who they were. (Ex: "delegates from various states")

5.2.1.1. The second continental congress delagates from the states

5.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

5.3.1. written 1777-1787 replaced by the constitution

5.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

5.4.1. How is it broken down? Chapters, articles, amendments, etc.?

5.4.1.1. Articles

5.4.2. Create a general outline of its structure

5.4.2.1. Article 1 naming the new country

5.4.2.2. Article 2-13 rules and powers of people and government

5.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

5.5.1. 1. weak government

5.5.2. 2. gave the states too much power

5.5.3. 3. required votes from all 13 states to make a decicion

5.5.4. 4. government had only one branch

5.5.5. 5. lack of leadership and president had little power

6. Constitution

6.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

6.1.1. To serve as the main government in the United States of America

6.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. Delegates from the states and many of the founding fathers of America

6.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

6.3.1. 1787- Now because we still use it to this day

6.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

6.4.1. How is it broken down? Chapters, articles, amendments, etc.?

6.4.1.1. Articles and Sections

6.4.2. Create a general outline of its structure

6.4.2.1. Article 1: Congress

6.4.2.2. Article 2: President of the United States

6.4.2.3. Article 3: Judicial power of the United States

6.4.2.4. Article 4: States

6.4.2.5. Article 5: Amendments

6.4.2.6. Article 6: The United States

6.4.2.7. Article 7: Ratification of the Constitution

6.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

6.5.1. 1: It replaced the Articles of Confederation as our new government

6.5.2. 2: strong government that lasts to this day

6.5.3. 3. has 3 branches Judical, Executive, Legislative

6.5.4. 4: Required 9 of the 13 states to agree on the government

6.5.5. 5: creates a government that gives the government and states the right amount of power

7. Bill of Rights

7.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document

7.1.1. To add basic rights of the people to the contitution

7.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. James Madison

7.3. 3.) What time frame was/is the document significant?

7.3.1. 1791- Now because we still use them to this day

7.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

7.4.1. amendments

7.4.2. 1 right to speak and choose

7.4.3. 2 right to own a weapon

7.4.4. 3-4 protection from law enforcement

7.4.5. 5-8 rights of court

7.4.6. 9-10 powers of amendments and states against the constitution

7.5. 5.) What are the top 5 most important things we need to know about this document?

7.5.1. 1. The first 10 amendments to the constitution

7.5.2. 2. Gave people power so that the government did not completely control us

7.5.3. 3. Keeps the people safe from unfair punishment in court

7.5.4. 4. Gaurentees that people and states will have powers in the government

7.5.5. 5. protects the property of the people against the government