Historic Documents - Chad Collins

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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

1.1.1. There are three main purposes to this document, one is to explain a general statement of a new theory to give people natural rights, and to also explain the purpose of the new government. Second reason is to list all of the grievances they have against the British King. Lastly it was to officially declare independence from britian to go on their own.

1.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. There were more than one person who wrote the Declaration, it was a group of people. The people in this group were Thomas Jefferson from Virginia, Robert Livingston of New York, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, and lastly John Adams of Massachusetts.

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

1.3.1. The time frame was around 1776. The document was signed on July 4 of 1776, but this document is still important to the government today.

1.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

1.4.1. The document begins with a introductory called the Preamble. The rest of it is split into different sections, and all of the different sections has their own purpose.

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

1.5.1. 1.) Everyone has natural born rights, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

1.5.2. 2.) It declared that the Thirteen Colonies in America were now "free" from Britian

1.5.3. 3.) It listed all of the grievances that the Americans had with King George III

1.5.4. 4.) The Declaration was signed on July 4, 1776

1.5.5. 5.) It was the first offical thing that declared America was going to be it's own nation

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. The purpose was to create the Northwest Territory. It was the first organized territory

2.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Thomas Jefferson drafted the document, but it was passed by Congress

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

2.3.1. This was mostly significant in the year of 1787

2.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

2.4.1. A document that created a new territory, and listed all of the new laws in that territory

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

2.5.1. 1.) Westward expansion for new territory in America

2.5.2. 2.) Created a new method to admit new states

2.5.3. 3.) Slavery was not allowed in this new territory

2.5.4. 4.) Established how America would expand westward

2.5.5. 5.) Territory went from lands south of the Great Lakes, north and west of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi RIver

3. Articles of Confederaion

3.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. To provide a government for the 13 colonies that had won their freedom from British rule and to bring about a "perpetual union" to the new states

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

3.2.1. John Dickson, a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Second Continental Congress

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

3.3.1. Mostly significant in the year 1777

3.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

3.4.1. It was a document that stated a new form of government for the 13 colonies

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

3.5.1. 1.) Created a new government for the colonies that was not apart of Britain

3.5.2. 2.) Had new rules for the states about how to do things in the government

3.5.3. 3.) Articles of Confederation was based on tradition of defensive unions, but was formed in a time of peace

3.5.4. 4.) The apportionment of taxes according to the population

3.5.5. 5.) Created a new aspect of voting by states

4. Constitution

4.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

4.1.1. To create a new and efficient way of government

4.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. Many of the people who were at the Constitution Convention, like James Madison wrote a document that helped form the Constitution

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

4.3.1. It was created in 1788, but is still relevant to the government today

4.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

4.4.1. There is a preamble that states the purpose of the document, and then there are different articles

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

4.5.1. 1.) Divides the government into three branches, Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary

4.5.2. 2.) It outlines the procedure to go to war

4.5.3. 3.) The amendments are very important part of it

4.5.4. 4.) An interesting and less known fact is that the Constitution actually had a clause that stated that slavery would be abolished in twenty years after its signing

4.5.5. 5.The actual United State’s Constitution was adopted on September 17th, 1787 in Philadelphia at the National Convention

5. Bill of Rights

5.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. A list of natural born rights that Americans have

5.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. James Madison proposed the idea of the Bill of Rights

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

5.3.1. It was adopted in 1971 and it is effective still to this day

5.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

5.4.1. Is it a list of different amendments

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

5.5.1. 1.) all of the amendments are natural born rights if you are born in America

5.5.2. 2.) the first ten amendments make up the bill of rights

5.5.3. 3.) It was quickly ratified by the states after it was proposed

5.5.4. 4.) the Bill of Rights of 1689—served as another inspiration for the U.S. Bill of Rights

5.5.5. 5.)The original Bill of Rights included 12 amendments, but only 10 became law in 1791

6. Federalist Papers

6.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

6.1.1. provides all the reasons to support the new plan of government described in the U.S. Constitution

6.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton

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

6.3.1. Mostly significant in 1788

6.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

6.4.1. There are many different essays in the papers

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

6.5.1. 1.) There are 85 different essay apart of it

6.5.2. 2.)First published on Oct. 27 1787

6.5.3. 3.) Papers were supposed to influence In the campaign of the US constitution

6.5.4. 4.) Shows criticism towards the plan of the constitution

6.5.5. 5.) Most of the authors didn't sign there real names

7. Anti-Federalist Papers

7.1. 1.) What is the general purpose of this document?

7.1.1. An argument against ratification, written by many authors, these writtings are known as the Anti-Federalist Papers

7.2. 2.) Who was responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. There were many authors who all helped write the papers.

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

7.3.1. Mostly significant in the year 1787

7.4. 4.) How is this document structured?

7.4.1. There were 85 different essays all arguing different topics that people thought needed to be discussed

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

7.5.1. 1.) They criticized the proposal of the Federal Constitution

7.5.2. 2.) There were 85 different papers

7.5.3. 3.) They contain warnings about dangers that might affect the government

7.5.4. 4.) Many different authors

7.5.5. 5.) Most of the authors used pseudonyms