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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

1.1.1. The General purpose of the document was to encourage foreign nation to help America, explain congress's position, and encourage reluctant colonists that loyalty to Great Britain was a lost cause.

1.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

1.2.1. The person responsible for writing the document is Thomas Jefferson.

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

1.3.1. The document was significant from 1764- 1789

1.4. How is the document structured?

1.4.1. The document is structured in several sections each representing a different purpose.

1.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

1.5.1. 1.It was written by Thomas Jefferson. 2.It was written during the revolutionary war. 3. It helped gain foreign aid. 4.It Declared independence from Great Britain. 5.It warned other countries not to try and take land from America.

2. Northwest ordinance

2.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

2.1.1. The Northwest Ordinance was like a blue print for continental expansion.

2.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

2.2.1. Nathan Dane was responsible for writing the Northwest Ordinance.

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

2.3.1. The document was significant from 1787 to the present day.

2.4. How is the document structured?

2.4.1. The Northwest Ordinance was structured like a letter because it addressed the audience of the changes they wish to make.

2.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

2.5.1. 1. It was structured like a letter 2.Nathan Dane wrote it 3.Helped plan expansion 4. It was written in 1787 5.It was written at the same time as the federalist and anti-federalist papers

3. Constitution

3.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

3.1.1. The main purpose was to ensure the natural rights of the American community.

3.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

3.2.1. Thomas Jefferson was responsible for writing the constitution.

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

3.3.1. The Constitution was significant from 1787 to the present day.

3.4. How is the document structured?

3.4.1. The Constitution was organized in section called "Articles".

3.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

3.5.1. 1.Includes the Bill Of Rights 2.Lists all amendments 3. Written in 1787 4.1.Includes the Bill Of Rights 2.Lists all amendments 3. Written in 1787 4.Talks about natural rights 5.contains 7 articles

4. Bill Of Rights

4.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

4.1.1. The general purpose was to list the first ten amendments.

4.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

4.2.1. The person responsible for writing the Bill of Rights was James Madison.

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

4.3.1. The Bill of rights was significant from 1791 to the present day

4.4. How is the document structured?

4.4.1. The Bill of rights was structured as a list of ten amendments.

4.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

4.5.1. 1.They were the original ten amendments. 2.They helped shape the government. 3.There were ten of them 4.They gave colonists their natural rights 5.They are in the constitution

5. Federalist Papers

5.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

5.1.1. The general purpose of the Federalist Papers was to persuade doubtful colonists and help us understand what the writers for the Constitution had in mind.

5.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

5.2.1. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were all responsible for writing the federalist Papers.

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

5.3.1. The Federalist Papers were significant from 1787 to the present day.

5.4. How is the document structured?

5.4.1. The Federalist papers were structured in 85 essays.

5.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

5.5.1. 1.Includes the Bill Of Rights 2.Lists all amendments 3. Written in 1787 4.

6. Articles of Confederation

6.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

6.1.1. The general purpose was to provide a government for the original colonies that had won their freedom from British rule.

6.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

6.2.1. John Dickinson was responsible for writing The Articles of Confederation.

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

6.3.1. The Articles of Confederation were significant from 1777 to the present day

6.4. How is the document structured?

6.4.1. The Articles of Confederation were organized in Articles

6.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

6.5.1. 1.Provided government for early America 2.No longer in use 3.Created by Americans 4.One of the most significant events of the Confederation period 5.Created by Confederates

7. Anti-Federalist Paperes

7.1. What was the General Purpose of this Document?

7.1.1. The purpose was to argue against the federalist papers

7.2. Who was responsible for writing the document?

7.2.1. James Warren, Mercy Warren Dewitt Clinton, Etc.

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

7.3.1. They were significant from 1787 to the present day

7.4. How is the document structured?

7.4.1. They are structured in essays

7.5. What are the top 5 most important things about the document?

7.5.1. 1. Signed in 1878 2.Wrote in essays 3. Many authors 4.Had many arguments with the federalist papers 5. Written in newspapers