Historic Documents - Grace Hoover

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1. Top 5 most important things you need to know.

1.1. 1.The Bill of Rights is there to protect our rights as people.

1.2. 2. There Bill of Rights consists of 10 ammendments.

1.3. 3. The Bill of Rights were ratified in 1791.

1.4. 4.

1.5. 5.

2. Declaration of Independence

2.1. What was the General Purpose of the Document?

2.1.1. Some of the General Purposes of the Declaration of Independence was to persuade the hesitant colonists to enter America. Another purpose was to list the complaints the colonists had against King George III and how serious they were about becoming their own country.

2.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. There were 56 different men who joined together to write the Declaration of Independence. But there was one man who wrote most of it and that was Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.

2.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

2.3.1. The time frame this document is signifigant in is the 21st century. We are currently still using the Declaration.

2.4. How is the document structured?

2.4.1. This document is structured as one long essay.

2.5. Top 5 most important things you need to know

2.5.1. 1. The document was adopted July 4, 1776

2.5.2. 2. The Declaration established the colonists' freedom.

2.5.3. 3. We have inalienable rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

2.5.4. 4. We made the Declaration because King George III was being unreasonable with things such as taxes and laws.

2.5.5. 5. The Declaration tells us and other countries that we are our own country and we belong to no one.

3. Northwest Ordinance

3.1. General Purpose?

3.1.1. The General purpose of the Northwest Ordinance was to gain land in the Northwest Territory.

3.2. Who is responsible for wrinting it?

3.2.1. The person who was responsible for writing it was Nathan Dane.

3.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

3.3.1. The time frame that the document was signifigant in was in 1727.

3.4. How is it structured?

3.4.1. This document is structured as a collection of paragraphs

3.5. Top 5 most important things you need to know.

3.5.1. 1. We gained five new states. Those states include Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconson.

3.5.2. 2. It provided a method for making new governments for the new territories.

3.5.3. 3. It prohibited slavery in the new territory.

3.5.4. 4. It addressed equality to all of the citizens.

3.5.5. 5 It was signed in 1787.

4. Articles of Confederation

4.1. General Purpose?

4.1.1. The general purpose of the Articles of Confederation was to serve as a constitution.

4.2. Who is responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. The person who is responsible for writing it was John Dickinson.

4.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

4.3.1. The time frame this document was signifigant in was 1781-1789.

4.4. How is it structured?

4.4.1. This document is structured as a collection of paragrgaphs.

4.5. Top 5 most important things you need to know.

4.5.1. 1. We no longer use the Articles.

4.5.2. 2. The government could not tax.

4.5.3. 3. We could not regulate trade.

4.5.4. 4. It gave to much power to the state.

4.5.5. 5. There was no standing army under the Articles of confederation.

5. Constitiution

5.1. General Purpose?

5.1.1. The general purpose was to set a basic set of laws to keep the people in order.

5.2. Who is responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. There were 55 people who took part in writing the constitution. They all met together and were called the Constitutional Convention.

5.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

5.3.1. The time frame this document is signifigant in is the 21st century. We still use the constitution today.

5.4. How is the document structured?

5.4.1. This document is structured into articles.

5.5. Top 5 most important things you need to know.

5.5.1. 1.

5.5.1.1. The constitution seperates the government into three branches. Those branches include the legislative, the executive, and the judiciary.

5.5.2. 2.

5.5.2.1. We still use the constitution today.

5.5.3. 3.

5.5.3.1. It is the highest law in the United States.

5.5.4. 4. There are 27 ammendments in the constitution.

5.5.5. 5. 10 of those 27 ammendments include the Bill of Rights.

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6. Bill of Rights

6.1. General Purpose?

6.1.1. The general purpose of the Bill of Rights was to insure that every american had there own rights and that they were not to be violated.

6.2. Who is responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. The person who is responsible for writing it is James Madison.

6.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

6.3.1. The time frame this document is signifigant is 1789-Present Day.

6.4. How is the document structured?

6.4.1. This document is structured into ammendments.

7. Federalist Papers

7.1. General Purpose?

7.1.1. The General Purpose of th eFederalist papers was to promote the ratification of the Constitution.

7.2. Who is responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. The people who were responsible for writing the Federalist papers was Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

7.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

7.3.1. The time frame this document was signifigant in was 1787-1789.

7.4. How is the document structured?

7.4.1. This document is structured into 85 different articles and essays.

7.5. Top 5 most important things you need to know.

7.5.1. 1. Alexander Hamilton wrote 2/3 of the papers himself.

7.5.2. 2. Three people were responsible for writing it. Those people include Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

7.5.3. 3. These articles capture the motivation and beliefs of ou rversion of the government.

7.5.4. 4.

7.5.5. 5.

8. Anti-Federalist Papers

8.1. General Purpose?

8.1.1. The General Purpose was to explain why the Federalist weer wrong.

8.2. Who is responsible for writing it?

8.2.1. There were no specific authors.

8.3. What time frame was or is the document signifigant?

8.3.1. THe Anti-federalist Papers were signifigant from 1787-1789.

8.4. How is the document structured?

8.4.1. This document is structured into essays.