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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.1.1. The general purpose of The Deceleration of Independence was to Explain to foreign nations why they had separated from Great Britian.

1.2. How is this document structred?

1.2.1. This document is structered by sections each making a different point.

1.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

1.3.1. Thomas Jefferson was responible for writing this document

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

1.4.1. It is still used in the us today.

1.4.2. One of America’s most important founding documents.

1.4.3. More than one copy exists.

1.4.4. There was a 44-year age difference between the youngest and oldest signers.

1.4.5. Eight of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in Britain.

1.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

1.5.1. From 1764 to today

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to create the northwest territory.

2.2. How is this document structred?

2.2.1. This document is structured by sentences.

2.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

2.3.1. Thomas Jefferson is responsible for writing this document.

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

2.4.1. This document created the northwest territory.

2.4.2. Provided for the scientific surveying of the territory’s lands and for a systematic subdivision of them.

2.4.3. Laid the basis for the government of the Northwest Territory.

2.4.4. It stipulated that each district could send one representative to Congress upon its attaining a population of 20,000, and it would become eligible for statehood when its population equaled that of the least populous existing state.

2.4.5. Under this ordinance, each district was to be governed by a governor and judges appointed by Congress until it attained a population of 5,000 adult free males, at which time it would become a territory and could form its own representative legislature.

2.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

2.5.1. 1787 to today.

3. Articles of Condfederation

3.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. The general purpose of this document to provide a general government for the 13 colonies that had won their freedom from British rule.

3.2. How is this document structred?

3.2.1. This document is structured by articles.

3.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

3.3.1. John Dickson wrote this document.

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

3.4.1. The Articles of Confederation represent the first constitutional agreement made between the 13 American states.

3.4.2. The document was adopted by the Congress on November 15, 1777 In its final form.

3.4.3. The Articles of Confederation were comprised of a preamble and 13 articles.

3.4.4. The document maintained the aspect of voting done by states.

3.4.5. This document was made after winning its independence from Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.

3.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

3.5.1. 1777 to now.

4. U.S. Constitution

4.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

4.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to define americas framework for law and order.

4.2. How is this document structred?

4.2.1. This document is structured by articles.

4.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

4.3.1. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Etc.

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

4.4.1. Without the Constitution we could have been the Divided States of America.

4.4.2. It’s tailor-made from the best of what was already there. Nothing in the Constitution was new. Every part of it came from the Articles of Confederation, state constitutions and bills of rights, or the Northwest Ordinance.

4.4.3. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.

4.4.4. The Constitution is a series of compromises. Ultimately, by dividing power and separating different branches of the federal government with checks and balances.

4.4.5. At only 52 words, the Preamble announced a major change.

4.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

4.5.1. This document was important from 1787 to now.

5. The Bill of Rights

5.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to make sure our new government wouldn't overreach there power.

5.2. How is this document structred?

5.2.1. This document is structured by amendments.

5.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

5.3.1. James madison was responsible for writing this document.

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

5.4.1. It is used in american life everyday.

5.4.2. People have the right to be free is one of the big points in this document.

5.4.3. Established the rights we have today.

5.4.4. Most people are not aware of the rights in this bill.

5.4.5. It is one of the most important documents in us history.

5.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

5.5.1. These documents were ratified in 1789 so from 1789 to now are the time frame this document is important in

6. Federalist Papers

6.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

6.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to gain popular support for the us constitution.

6.2. How is this document structred?

6.2.1. This document is sorted by 85 essays.

6.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

6.3.1. The writers of this document were John Jay,James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton.

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

6.4.1. These documents were supporting the ratification of the constitution.

6.4.2. The essays had an immediate impact on the ratification debate in New York and in the other states.

6.4.3. Today, The Federalist Papers helps us to more clearly understand what the writers of the Constitution had in mind when they drafted the constitution.

6.4.4. Alexander Hamilton wrote over 60 percent of these essays.

6.4.5. The 85 essays succeeded by helping to persuade doubtful New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution.

6.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

6.5.1. The time frame this document was significant in was 1787 to now.

7. Anti-Federalist Papers

7.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

7.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to speak against the constitutions ratification.

7.2. How is this document structred?

7.2.1. This document is structured by various writings.

7.3. Who is responsible for writing it?

7.3.1. People who were responsible for writing this document were George Mason, Luther Martin, Joseph Taylor, and etc.

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

7.4.1. These documents contain warnings of dangers from tyranny that weaknesses in the proposed Constitution did not adequately provide against.

7.4.2. This document was made of arguments against the constitution.

7.4.3. Some of the arguments were correct.

7.4.4. There are 85 writings.

7.4.5. This was not a official document it was several different writings put together.

7.5. What time frame was/is this document significant?

7.5.1. The time frame this document was significant 1787 to now.