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1. Declaration Of Independence

1.1. Who was responsible for writing it?

1.1.1. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, & John Adams.

1.2. What time frame was/is this document significant?

1.2.1. July 4, 1776

1.3. How is this document structured?

1.3.1. 1.) The Introduction 2.) The Preamble 3.) The Indictment of King George III 4.) The Denunciation of The British 5.) Conclusion

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

1.4.1. 1.) Signed by 56 delegates to the Continental Congress. 2.) On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration Of Independence was written and sent to the printer. 3.) Everyone who signed this document was not born in America. 4.) The Declaration Of Independence is considered to be the founding document of the United States of America. 5.) Gives us the right to do things and be free.

1.5. What is the general purpose of this document?

1.5.1. To break America free from great Britain.

2. Northwest Ordinance

2.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

2.1.1. The primary effect of the ordinance was the creation of the Northwest Territory.

2.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Nathan Dane

2.3. What time frame was/is this document?

2.3.1. July 13, 1787

2.4. How is this document structured?

2.4.1. This document is structured by articles and sections.

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

2.5.1. 1.) Enacted by Congress of Confederation on July 13, 1787. 2.) Formally called 'An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio'. 3.) George Washington signed the Northwest Ordinance of 1789 into law after the newly created U.S. Congress. 4.) The Ordinance of 1787 contained six articles, which established laws within the territory. 5.) The Ordinance was passed in 1787 in Philadelphia.

3. Articles Of Confederation

3.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. The general purpose was to make each state as independent as possible.

3.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. John Dickinson

3.3. How is this document structured?

3.3.1. This document is structured in articles.

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

3.4.1. 1.) First governmental document of the United States. 2.) Agreement among the 13 founding states. 3.) The formal ratification by all 13 states was completed in early 1781. 4.) This document couldn't become effective until all 13 states ratified it. 5.) New ruling document.

3.5. What time frame was/is this document?

3.5.1. 1777-1781

4. Constitution

4.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

4.1.1. The general purpose of the Constitution is to establish basic rights of all American citizens.

4.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. The Continental Congress wrote the Constitution.

4.3. How is this document structured?

4.3.1. This document is structured in articles.

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

4.4.1. 1.) The U.S. Constitution divides the government into 3 branches; the legislative, the judicial, the executive. 2.) The Constitution also outlines the procedures for going to war. 3.) The actual Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. 4.) The changes to the Constitution are called the Bill Of Rights. 5.) Stated that slavery would be abolished in twenty years after it's signing.

4.5. What time frame was/is this document?

4.5.1. 1775-1992

5. Federalist Papers

5.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to ensure the democratic government in the United States of America.

5.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. James Madison

5.3. How is this document structured?

5.3.1. This document is structured in articles.

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

5.4.1. 1.) Consists of 85 letters written to the newspapers in late 1780's. 2.) Hamilton & Jay actually wrote 84 letters. 3.) Appeared in New York newspapers in 1787 and 1788. 4.) On October 27, 1787, no states had voted for ratification. 5.) Most famous letters that were published at that time.

5.5. What time frame was/is this document?

5.5.1. 1787-1789

6. Anti-Federalist Papers

6.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

6.1.1. The general purpose of this document was to ensure the democratic government in the United States of America.

6.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. George Clinton & Robert Yates

6.3. How is this document structured?

6.3.1. This document is structured in articles.

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

6.4.1. 1.) They were not as widely read as numerous independent local speeches and articles. 2.) Refers to a movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government and which later opposed the ratification of the Constitution of 1788. 3.) The Anti-Federalists were composed of diverse elements. 4.) an unknown anti-federalist signed his public correspondence as "A Federal Farmer". 5.) The Anti-Federalists played upon these feelings in the ratification convention in Massachusetts.

6.5. What time frame was/is this document?

6.5.1. 1787-1789

7. Bill Of Rights

7.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

7.1.1. The general purpose of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee individual rights of citizens.

7.2. Who was responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. James Madison

7.3. How is this document structured?

7.3.1. This document is structured in articles.

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

7.4.1. 1.) It was created on September 25, 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791. 2.) First 10 amendments to the US Constitution. 3.) Plays a key role in government, and American law. 4.) Did not apply to all Americans. 5.) Included 12 amendments, but only 10 became a law in 1791.

7.5. What time frame was/is this document?

7.5.1. 1791-1988