Historic Documents - George Foster

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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

1.1.1. The General purpose of this document was to show our separation from the king and Europe.

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

1.2.1. The person responsible for writing the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Jefferson.

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

1.3.1. The Declaration of Independence was significant back in 1776 when it was written and has been since and still is today.

1.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

1.4.1. The document is structured into multiple different rules called Amendments that the public must follow.

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

1.5.1. The top five things to know are Freedom of speech, right to bear arms, search and seizure, right to a fair trial and the police cant arrest you without a reason.

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

2.1.1. The general purpose for this document was to establish the first United States territory.

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

2.2.1. Nathan Dane was the Framer, Complier, and Writer of the Northwest Ordinance passed on July 13, 1787 and signed into law on August 7, 1789 by President George Washington.

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

2.3.1. The time frame the document was Significant was 1787 to 1858 after six states joined it.

2.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

2.4.1. The Northwest Ordinance is organized into many paragraphs and is signed at the bottom.

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

2.5.1. Five things we need to know about this document are Slavery is not allowed, escaped slaves can still be taken from the northwest ordinance territory back to the south by there owner, for a state to join they must have an established government, a state must also have a population of 60,000 people or more, and the first state to join was Ohio in 1803.

3. Articles of Confederation

3.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

3.1.1. The Articles of Confederation served as the written document that established the functions of the national government of the United States after it declared independence from Great Britain.

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

3.2.1. John Dickinson was the author of the first draft of the Articles of Confederation. He was also a delegate from pennsylvania to the second Continental Congress.

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

3.3.1. The time frame of the Articles of Confederation was 1777 to 1781 until it was ratified and the new document that replaced it was the Constitution.

3.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

3.4.1. The document is structured into different paragraphs and then signed by the President and congress.

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

3.5.1. It was our countries first constitution, It was ratified and later removed from law, It substituted as our countries Constitution until a better and more in depth Constitution was written and approved, It stated many laws we have in effect today and it doesnt have as many laws as the constitution does.

4. Bill of Rights

4.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

4.1.1. The Bill of Rights is the name of the first ten amendments stated in the Declaration of Independence.

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

4.2.1. James Madison is responsible for writing and introducing the 39 amendments to the President and the House of Representatives on June 8, 1789.

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

4.3.1. This documents time frame was from 1789 to today as they are still in effect with the United States.

4.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

4.4.1. The document is structured into a list of 39 different amendments and signed by representatives of the House and the President.

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

4.5.1. The top 5 things to know about the Bill of Rights are It is the rights of the citizens of the United States, it is not all of our rights it is only 10 of them, these rights cannot be violated without a signed legal document by a court Judge, if these rights are violated without a signed legal document you can sew and these rights are what keeps things in order with the citizens of the United States.

5. Federalist Papers

5.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

5.1.1. The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution.

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

5.2.1. The men responsible for writing the Federalist papers were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay.

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

5.3.1. The time frame for these documents were October 27, 1787 to present day as they have been changed over the many years.

5.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

5.4.1. This document is structured in many different papers written and signed by important people.

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

5.5.1. Top 5 things we need to know about this document are it promoted the ratification of the United States Constitution, there are 85 pages, some founding fathers wrote them, they are not in effect anymore and they promoted the Constitution.

6. Anti-Federalist Papers

6.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

6.1.1. Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to the scattered writings of those Americans who during the late 1780s to early 1790s opposed to or who raised doubts about the merits of a firmer and more energetic union as embodied in the 1787 United States Constitution.

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

6.2.1. Many different people were responsible for writing the papers some people like founding fathers and the senate.

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

6.3.1. The time frame on the papers was the 1780's to 1790's.

6.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

6.4.1. The document is structured into many different papers objecting to the federalist papers written and signed by many people.

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

6.5.1. Top 5 things we need to know about this document are it was against the ratification of the United States Constitution, there are over 80 pages, people all around the United States wrote them, they are not in effect anymore and they went up against the Constitution.

7. Constitution

7.1. 1.) What is the General Purpose of this Document?

7.1.1. The Constitution is a written document that establishes the functions of the National Government and the laws of the citizens of the United States.

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

7.2.1. Many of the Founding Fathers were present when the Constitution was written but the Constitution was written by James Madison.

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

7.3.1. This documents time frame is from 1787 to present day.

7.4. 4.) How is the Document Structured?

7.4.1. The document is structured in different paragraphs listing the laws and rules of the government and then signed at the bottom by different Founding Fathers and the President at the time George Washington.

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