Historic Documents- Nick Glowski

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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. What is the general purpose of the document?

1.1.1. To declare independence from Great Britain, and to explain why they were doing it.

1.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and John Adams

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

1.3.1. 1776- Now

1.4. How is the document structured?

1.4.1. Part 1:Preamble, Beliefs, Complaints , Attempts to Address Grievances, Declaring Independence ,The Signatures

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

1.5.1. Broke ties with Great Britain, it officially declared war with Great Britain, started a new system of government, signing the Declaration was considered treason, took a big risk signing it

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. What is the general purpose of the document?

2.1.1. To make the territory, have laws for the territory , and to have official requirements for territories to become states.

2.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Nathan Dane

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

2.3.1. 1787- 1858

2.4. How is the document structured?

2.4.1. Broken up into 14 sections and and 6 articles

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

2.5.1. Outlawed slavery, gave free access to all rivers, encouraged education, gave requirements for statehood, gave

3. Articles of Confederations

3.1. What is the general purpose of the document?

3.1.1. Organized government, set up laws, served as first Constitution

3.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. John Dickinson

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

3.3.1. 1781-1789

3.4. How is the document structured?

3.4.1. 13 Articles

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

3.5.1. Each state only had 1 vote, only 1 house in Congress, only 1 branch of government,To pass a law, 9 out of 13 states had to approve it

4. Federalist Papers

4.1. What is the general purpose of the document?

4.1.1. To promote ratification of the Constitution

4.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay

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

4.3.1. 1787 - 1789

4.4. How is the document structured?

4.4.1. 85 Articles

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

4.5.1. Promoted ratification of the Constitution, opposed the Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers failed, Madison wrote the best one, Hamilton wrote the best one

5. Anti-Federalist Papers

5.1. What is the general purpose of the document?

5.1.1. To gain support against the ratification of the Constitution

5.2. Who was for responsible writing it?

5.2.1. Cato likely George Clinton , Brutus likely Robert Yates , Centinel (Samuel Bryan), and the Federal Farmer (either Melancton Smith, Richard Henry Lee, or Mercy Otis Warren

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

5.3.1. 1787-1789

5.4. How is the document structured?

5.4.1. 85 Papers

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

5.5.1. Against Constitution, many writers, not very successful, not very organized, many articles

6. Constitution

6.1. What is the general purpose of the document?

6.1.1. To organize the government, gives the rights of the peoples and the government, and tells the government how to operate.

6.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

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

6.3.1. 1788- Now

6.4. How is the document structured?

6.4.1. Preamble, 7 articles, and the amendments

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

6.5.1. Provides sense of direction for the government, the Constitution gives us rights that can't be taken away, foundation of the country, outlines how the branches of government interact with each other and the citizens, breaks government into 3 branches