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1. The Seven Documents

1.1. Declaration of Independence

1.1.1. What is the general purpose of this Document?

1.1.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to break away from the goverement

1.1.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.1.2.1. Who was responsible for writing the declaration of Independence was 56 people but Thomas Jefferson of Virginia wrote most of it.

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

1.1.3.1. The declaration of Independence is significant at all times because it is an important document which built the structure of our country.

1.1.4. How is the document structured?

1.1.4.1. The Declaration of Independence is structured into a five part essay.

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

1.1.5.1. The five most important things that we need to know about the Declaration of Independence are, We adopted freedom on July 4th 1776, All men are created equal, When the Congress were declared traitors by royal decree they responded by issuing the Declaration of Independence, Jon Handcock was he first to sign the Declaration of Independence, Not one of the men who signed it were born in America.

1.2. Northwest Ordinance

1.2.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.2.1.1. The general purpose was an act of freedom for the United States, passed July 13, 1787.

1.2.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.2.1. Who took responsibility for writing the Northwest Ordinance was Nathan Dane,and Rufus King.

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

1.2.3.1. What time frame is the Northwest Ordinance significant is, 1787 to now.

1.2.4. How is the document structured?

1.2.4.1. It is structured in a selection of paragraphs.

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

1.2.5.1. The 5 most important facts about the Northwest Ordinance are, it was signed on July 13, 1787, The primary affect of this document was the creation of the Northwest Territory, on August 7, 1789 George Washington signed it, it was also known as the Freedom Ordinance, and it was an act of the Congress of the Confederation.

1.3. Articles of Confederation

1.3.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.3.1.1. The purpose of the Articles was to provide government for the 13 colonies that had won their freedom from British Rule.

1.3.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.3.2.1. John Dickinson was responsible for writing the Articles of Confederation.

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

1.3.3.1. What time frame is the Articles of Confederation significant is, 1777-1787.

1.3.4. How is the document structured?

1.3.4.1. The document is structured into many different paragraphs to seperate the articles.

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

1.3.5.1. The five most important things you need to know about the Articles of Confederation are, The Articles of Confederation were the first constitution of the United States, John Dickinson wrote the Articles, The ratification of the Articles was signed March 1, 1781, The Articles reflected the nation's fear of power and authority, and under the Articles the states were more important than the Central Government .

1.4. Constitution

1.4.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.4.1.1. The general purpose of the Constitution is to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty.

1.4.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.4.2.1. Many of the founding fathers were at the convention for writing the Constitution but who is given most credit is, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, John Adams and George Washington.

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

1.4.3.1. What time frame is the Constitution significant is September 17, 1787 to present day.

1.4.4. How is the document structured?

1.4.4.1. It was structured into parts called "articles" in an organized way so that citizens could understand it and, then support it.

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

1.4.5.1. The five most important things you need to know about the Constitution are, Thomas Jefferson did not sign the Constitution, James Madison is known as the father of the Constitution, Out of the 42 people who were at the convention for the Constitution only 39 people signed it, The Constitution was written in the Pennsylvania state house, And the Constitution was written secretly.

1.5. Bill of Rights

1.5.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.5.1.1. The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee the individual rights of citizens.

1.5.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.5.2.1. James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights.

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

1.5.3.1. What time frame is the Bill of Rights significant is, December 15, 1791 to present day.

1.5.4. How is the document structured?

1.5.4.1. The Bill of Rights is structured into Amendments and separate paragraphs.

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

1.5.5.1. The five most important things you need to know about the Bill of Rights is, it is made up of many amendments, the first ten amendments of the Bill of Rights became law on December 15, 1791, The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution, The amendments guarantee essential rights and civil liberties,There was only 14 copies made of the Bill of Rights.

1.6. Federalist Papers

1.6.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.6.1.1. The general purpose of the Federalist papers are, a series of 85 articles and essays put together.

1.6.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.6.2.1. Who was responsible for writing the Federalist papers was, James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton.

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

1.6.3.1. What time frame are the Federalist papers significant is, October 27, 1787 to present day.

1.6.4. How is the document structured?

1.6.4.1. The Federalist papers are structured into Essay form.

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

1.6.5.1. The five most important things you need to know about the Federalist papers are, That the three men that wrote it used the name "Publius" to be written under, It wasn't until Hamilton's death in 1804 that a list crediting him as one of the authors went to the public, When being written the Federalist papers were a secret, The Federalist Papers consist of eighty-five letters, The Federalist Papers originated in a contentious debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

1.7. Anti-Federalist Papers

1.7.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.7.1.1. Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to the scattered writings of those American people who during the late 1780s to early 1790s opposed to or who raised doubts about the Federalist papers,

1.7.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.7.2.1. Who was responsible for writing the Anti-Federalist papers is, George Clinton, and Robert Yates.

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

1.7.3.1. What time frame are the Anti-Federalist papers significant is, 1788-1791.

1.7.4. How is the document structured?

1.7.4.1. The Anti-Federalist papers are structured into Essay form.

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

1.7.5.1. The five most important things you need to know about the Anti-Federalist papers are, That it is made up of scattered writings of the American people, It is the people that feared a strong central government supported states' rights, Anti-federalists insisted that a Bill of Rights must be included in the Constitution to protect individual's rights against a powerful central government, Anti-federalists typically were members of the poorer classes, Anti-federalists strongly opposed the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in Virginia and New York.