Historic Documents - Ryan Shively

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1. Declaration of Independence

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

1.1.1. The purpose of the Declaration of Independence is to declare the colonies separated from England.

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

1.2.1. Thomas Jefferson

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

1.3.1. 1776 - Present

1.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

1.4.1. The Declaration is structured into 5 parts.They are the Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures.

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

1.5.1. 1. Declared serperation from England

1.5.2. 2. It started a riot when the news reached New York

1.5.3. 3. 8 of the 56 signers were born in Britain

1.5.4. 4. One signer later recanted

1.5.5. 5. There is something written on the back of it

2. Constitution

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

2.1.1. To establish the basic rights of citizens

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

2.2.1. James Madison

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

2.3.1. Since it was written

2.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

2.4.1. Preamble and 7 articles

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

2.5.1. 1. We could have been divided without it.

2.5.2. 2. Established a more perfect union.

2.5.3. 3. Made from the best laws there already were.

2.5.4. 4. Establishes a person's rights.

2.5.5. 5. Constitution day is September 17th.

3. Bill of Rights

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

3.1.1. It serves to protect citizens from to much government power.

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

3.2.1. James Madison

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

3.3.1. Since it was written.

3.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

3.4.1. With 10 amendments, these being the fist 10 to the constitution.

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

3.5.1. 1. Freedom of speech.

3.5.2. 2. Right to bear arms.

3.5.3. 3.Due process

3.5.4. 4. Trial by jury

3.5.5. 5. Powers of states and people

4. Northwest Ordinance

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

4.1.1. For creation of 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-Present

4.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

4.4.1. Its written

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

4.5.1. 1. Popular sovereignty

4.5.2. 2. Westward Expansion

4.5.3. 3. Admission of new states

4.5.4. 4. passed July 13, 1787

4.5.5. 5.Establishment of territorial government

5. Articles of Confederation

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

5.1.1. Provide a governing structure for the nation

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

5.2.1. John Dickinson

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

5.3.1. 1781-1789

5.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

5.4.1. 13 articles

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

5.5.1. 1. Adopted November 15, 1777

5.5.2. 2. Document before the Constitution

5.5.3. 3. All 13 states had to agree to any amendment

5.5.4. 4. Replaced by Constitution in 1789

5.5.5. 5. Denied Congress the power to collect taxes

6. Federalist Papers

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

6.1.1. To promote the ratification of the United States Constitution

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

6.2.1. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

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

6.3.1. 1781-1789

6.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

6.4.1. 85 articles and essays

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

6.5.1. 1. Appeared in New York news papers

6.5.2. 2. They were going for the Constitution

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7. Anti-Federalist Papers

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

7.1.1. They were against the constitution

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

7.2.1. Multiple writers

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

7.3.1. While the Constitution was being wrote

7.4. 4.) How is the document structured?

7.4.1. Multiple differnet artcles and essay

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

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