Historic Documents - Tanner Hertzfeld

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1. declaration of independence

1.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.1.1. The main purpose of this document was to explain why the colonies had chosen to separate from Britain.

1.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. Thomas Jefferson

1.3. What time frame was this document from?

1.3.1. july 4th 1776 - present

1.4. How is the Document structured?

1.4.1. It's in a letter format

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

1.5.1. It declared the colonies were separating from Britian

1.5.2. It set our countries birth day

1.5.3. was written by the second continental congress

1.5.4. more than one copy exists

1.5.5. 8 of the signers (56 total) were born in Britian

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. To submit more states into the country

2.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Nathan Dane and Rufus King

2.3. What time frame was this document from?

2.3.1. july 13th 1787

2.4. How is the Document structured?

2.4.1. like the bill of rights

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

2.5.1. you cant have slaves in the new teritory

2.5.2. give a way to make a new state

2.5.3. gave religous freedom

2.5.4. it encourage deducation

2.5.5. Provided that the new territory should be cut up into states

3. Articals of confederation

3.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. to give a starting give a government to the new nation

3.2. Who was responsible for writing it?Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. John Dickinson

3.3. What time frame was this document from?

3.3.1. November 15, 1777

3.4. How is the Document structured?

3.4.1. like a constitution

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

3.5.1. was the first constitution

3.5.2. ratified on March 1, 1781

3.5.3. central government lacked the ability to levy taxes and regulate commerce

3.5.4. states remained independent

3.5.5. states had all the power

4. Constitution

4.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

4.1.1. To replace the articles of confederation

4.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. James Madison

4.3. What time frame was this document from?

4.3.1. September 17, 1787 - present

4.4. How is the Document structured?

4.4.1. like the articals of confederation

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

4.5.1. Constitution has 4,400 words

4.5.2. Constitution has been on display in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC

4.5.3. The Constitution does not set forth requirements for the rights of the people, that is what the bill of rights was for

4.5.4. James Madison, “the father of the Constitution,” was the first to arrive in Philadelphia for the Constitutional Convention

4.5.5. Of the forty-two delegates who attended most of the meetings, thirty-nine actually signed the Constitution

5. bill of rights

5.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. to give the people of America rights

5.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. James Madison

5.3. What time frame was this document from?

5.3.1. September 25, 1789 - present

5.4. How is the Document structured?

5.4.1. like paragraphs split by headings for each right

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

5.5.1. it said freedom of religion

5.5.2. it said right to bare arms

5.5.3. it said freedom of speech

5.5.4. it said you had the right to privacy

5.5.5. i said you are innocent until proven guilty

6. Federalist papers

6.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

6.1.1. it was part of a written argument about the constitution

6.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay

6.3. What time frame was this document from?

6.3.1. September, 1787, to ratification in 1789

6.4. How is the Document structured?

6.4.1. like a letter

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

6.5.1. desired to establish a strong central government

6.5.2. desired a weaker state government

6.5.3. thought the constitution was fine the way it was

6.5.4. it was a big debate over the consttution

6.5.5. the future of the nation was at stake in the contest over the Constitution

7. Anti-Federalist papers

7.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

7.1.1. it was part of a written argument about the constitution

7.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. written by multiple anti- federalists

7.3. What time frame was this document from?

7.3.1. September, 1787, to ratification in 1789

7.4. How is the Document structured?

7.4.1. like a letter

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

7.5.1. desired to establish a weak central government

7.5.2. desired a stronger state government

7.5.3. Federalists were concerned that the constitution did not equally divide power

7.5.4. it was a big debate over the consttution

7.5.5. thought thay had no rights with the constitution the way it was