Historic Documents - John Herman

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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.1.1. To break away from britain.

1.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. Thomas Jefferson

1.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

1.3.1. June 11-28 1776

1.4. How is the document structured?

1.4.1. It is a letter

1.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document

1.5.1. 1. It started the revolutionary war

1.5.2. 2. It is the nations most cherished symbol of liberty

1.5.3. 3.Some of the most famous lines in history come from it.

1.5.4. 4. It started independence day.

1.5.5. 5. It is the document that created america

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. To admit more states into the country.

2.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Nathan Dane and Rufus King.

2.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

2.3.1. July 13, 1787.

2.4. How is the document structured?

2.4.1. Like the bill of rights.

2.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document?

2.5.1. 1. It added 5 more states.

2.5.2. 2. it outlawed slavery in the new land

2.5.3. 3. it was like the constitution in a smaller area

2.5.4. 4. it meant defeat for the native americans

2.5.5. 5. declared victory for anthony wayne

3. Articles Of Confederation

3.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. to make a government

3.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. continental congress

3.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

3.3.1. 1781

3.4. How is the document structured?

3.4.1. just like the constitution

3.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document?

3.5.1. 1. it made the state governments strong

3.5.2. 2. it made the federal government weak

3.5.3. 3. it made america a confederation

3.5.4. 4. it was the first constitution

3.5.5. 5. it conducted diplomacy with europe

4. Constitution

4.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

4.1.1. to create a federalist government

4.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. Thomas Jefferson

4.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

4.3.1. 1788

4.4. How is the document structured?

4.4.1. like the articles of confederation

4.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document?

4.5.1. 1. it is what built our government

4.5.2. 2. it includes the bill of rights

4.5.3. 3. it has all of the ammendments in it

4.5.4. 4. it had 39 of the 55 signatures

4.5.5. 5. it is one of the most important documents

5. Bill of Rights

5.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. to list the rights of citizens

5.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. James Madison

5.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

5.3.1. 1789-1791

5.4. How is the document structured?

5.4.1. like a list

5.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document?

5.5.1. 1.it is included in the constitution

5.5.2. 2. it lists all the rights of citizens

5.5.3. 3. it protects our freedom

5.5.4. 4. it limits the governments power

5.5.5. 5. it makes any other power not listed reserved for the people

6. Federalist Papers

6.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

6.1.1. to ratify the constitution

6.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. federalists

6.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

6.3.1. 1787-1788

6.4. How is the document structured?

6.4.1. organised notes

6.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document?

6.5.1. 1. it helped ratify the constitution

6.5.2. 2. it was made by famous people

6.5.3. 3. it talks about democracy and if it can work

6.5.4. 4. it is made up of 85 articles

6.5.5. 5. 77 of the 85 were published

7. Antifederalist Papers

7.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

7.1.1. to go against the union

7.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. multiple people

7.3. What timeframe was the document significant?

7.3.1. 1780-1790

7.4. How is the document structured?

7.4.1. a series of notes

7.5. What are the top five most important things to know about this document?

7.5.1. 1. it contains 85 documents

7.5.2. 2. it has many different authors

7.5.3. 3. it warns about tyranny

7.5.4. 4. it warns about things the constitution missed

7.5.5. 5. not all the authors have been identified