Historic Documents, Trenton Betts

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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. Q: what is the general purpose of this document?

1.1.1. A: The purpose was to make the colonies break away from the kings harsh ruling and start their own government.

1.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

1.2.1. A:Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of independence.

1.3. Q: How was this document structured?

1.3.1. This document is structured into five parts. the order is preamble,Self evident truths, List of grievances to the king, They have spoke out but not heard, They declare that they want to be free.

1.4. Q: top 5 most important things

1.4.1. 1There was a committee of 5 people in charge of this document.2 Jefferson spent 2 in a half weeks on the draft.3 he wrote it in the market and 7th street. 4 it declared independence from Great Britain. 5 it scared other countries into thinking they cant mess with them.

1.5. what time frame was/in the document significant?

1.5.1. 1764 till now because it is still in effect today but it was made in 1776.

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. Q: what is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. A: To provide a system if government for the North West

2.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

2.2.1. A: Nathan Dane

2.3. Q: How was this document structured?

2.3.1. A: It was basically in essay form

2.4. Q: top 5 most important things.

2.4.1. A: 1.George Washington signed it. 2. Other than the Declaration it was the most important ever signed. 3. signed August 7 1789. 4. said that they would expand to the Northwest. 5. It said it would create more states

2.5. Q: what time frame was/in the document significant?

2.5.1. A: August 7, 1789 till now

3. Articles of Confederation

3.1. Q: What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. A: A plan of government based on the principles fought for in the Revolutionary road.

3.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

3.2.1. A: John Dickson

3.3. Q: How was this document structured?

3.3.1. It was in 85 essays.

3.4. Q: top 5 most important things.

3.4.1. A: they couldn't collect taxes. 2. It didn't work out.3. Principles were very weak.4. it made the next document better because they knew what they needed.5. set first form of government.

3.5. Q: what time frame was/in the document significant?

3.5.1. A: 1777-1781

4. Constitution

4.1. Q:What is the general purpose of this document

4.1.1. A: to safeguard all americans rights.

4.1.2. A: To establish a federal government and to improve on the Articles of confederation

4.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

4.2.1. A: James Madison and George Mason

4.2.2. A: Thomas jefferson, James Madison, and Thomas Paine

4.3. Q: How was this document structured?

4.3.1. A: Broken into 7 articles.

4.3.2. A: Essay form

4.4. Q: top 5 most important thing.s

4.4.1. it has three branches, Executive legislative and judicial. 55 delgates were involved in it. 39 signed it. It was written i Independence Hall. John Hancock signed his name the largest.

4.4.2. A: inspired by a book thomas paine wrote. It replaced the Articles of conderation. It had all the things that the articles lacked. It took only 9/13 states to ratify this document. Made the three branches.

4.5. Q:what time frame was/in the document significant?

4.5.1. A: June 21 1788 till now

4.5.2. A: 1787 till present day.

5. Federalist Papers

5.1. Q:What is the general purpose of this document

5.1.1. A: the purpose was to show the critics of the constitution that it is good for the country

5.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

5.2.1. A: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

5.3. Q: How was this document structured?

5.3.1. A: 85 essays

5.4. Q: top 5 most important things.

5.4.1. A: The articles capture the motivation and philosophy regarding our version of government. The three authors used the fake name "PUBLIUS" to stay anonymous. it showed critics the good that the constitution was doing for our country. The Federalist Papers provided an exposition of reasons for those rules. John Jays contributions were limited.

5.5. Q:what time frame was/in the document significant?

5.5.1. A: 1787 till present.

6. Anti Federalist Papers

6.1. Q:What is the general purpose of this document

6.1.1. A: to state that the constitution was weak and and it could form a tyranny.

6.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

6.2.1. A: George Clinton, Robert Yates, Samuel Bryan and 18 others

6.3. Q: How was this document structured?

6.3.1. A: 85 sections

6.4. Q: top 5 most important thing.s

6.4.1. A: people that signed had fake names. Many of the letters were in response to the federalist papers. They were sort of cammiting treason . A series of articles appeared in the Poughkeepsie Country Journal. The letters were said to be from the federal farmer

6.5. Q:what time frame was/in the document significant?

6.5.1. A: 1787 till now

7. Bill of Rights

7.1. Q:What is the general purpose of this document

7.1.1. A: to set the first ten laws of the USA

7.2. Q: Who is the person responsible for writing this document?

7.2.1. A: James Madison

7.3. Q: How was this document structured?

7.3.1. First ten Ammendments.

7.4. Q: top 5 most important thing.s

7.4.1. A: Based off of the rights they didn't have under the king. It was created Sept. 25 1789. it is a symbol of our free country. originally it excluded africans and women from having rights. Different way of saying first ten amendments.

7.5. Q:what time frame was/in the document significant?

7.5.1. A: Dec. 15 1791 till now.