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1. Declaration of Independence

1.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

1.2. The general purpose of this document is to show the colonies displeasure with Great Britain and its willingness to respond by separating all ties with Britain in order to establish a more desired government for the colonies.

1.3. This document was written by our founding fathers, representatives from various states.

1.4. This document was significant during the time of the revolutionary war because it inspired people to fight for independence and it set up some of our rights.

1.5. The Declaration is structured through a preamble, then a list of reasons that the colonists wanted to break away from Britain.

1.5.1. Title Preamble List of Grievances

1.6. What we need to know most from this document is that it officially separated us from Britain. That America would fight to protect liberty. That this new country would be based on freedom. Equality would be a valued trait for the government. Finally we need to know that the declaration showed that America was willing to fight Britain should they resist against independence.

2. Constitution

2.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

2.2. The purpose of the Constitution was to set up a government with more power than the previous one under the Articles of Confederation.

2.3. The delegates at the Constitutional Convention were the ones who were responsible for making the Constitution.

2.4. This document has been significant from the day it was created all the way to present day because the U.S. still follows its guidelines.

2.5. The Constitution is structured through Sections, Articles, and Amendments. It also starts with a preamble.

2.6. 5 things we need to know about this Document is that it sets up the government we have today. Also, we need to know that it guarantees us rights the government cant take away, such as the freedom of speech. We also need to know this document can be amended to include new laws. We need to know that this was our second attempt at a government. Finally, we should know that this document is still in effect today.

3. Bill of Rights

3.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

3.2. The purpose of the Bill of Rights is to give us basic freedoms that the government will never be able to take away from us.

3.3. The constitutional convention, made up of delegates from the states were also responsible for creating the Bill of Rights.

3.4. This document has been significant from when it was created and is still significant now.

3.5. The Bill of Rights is broken into 10 different amendments. Amendment Article Section

3.6. The first thing we need to know about this is that it secures our freedom of speech. We also need to know that it gives us the right to a trail by a jury of our peers. Also, we should know that unwarranted searches and seizures by law enforcement is illegal. We should know that it gives us the right to bear arms. Finally, we should know it doesn't allow cruel and unusual punishment.

4. Northwest Ordinance

4.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

4.2. The purpose of the Northwest Ordinance is to establish and regulate the northwest territory.

4.3. The U.S. government under the Articles of Confederation was responsible for the creation of this document.

4.4. This document was significant when settlers were moving into the northwest territory and when states were being established there.

4.5. This document is structured by rules and guidelines applying to the territories.

4.6. One of the most important things we need to know from this document is that it set up the territory in which we now live. Another thing is that the U.S. ended up having to force native americans off this land in order to be able to settle here. Third, we should know that this territory makes up part of 6 states today. We also should know that General Anthony Wayne is responsible for securing this land as America's. Finally, we should that this document was passed under the Articles of Confederation.

5. Federalist Papers

5.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

5.2. The purpose of the federalist papers was to gain support for the proposed Constitution.

5.3. It was written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison.

5.4. This document was significant just before the constitution was ratified, but after it had been created.

5.5. It is simply broken down into essays that the constitution should be passed.

5.6. The first thing we should know about the federalist papers is that they rallied support for the constitution. The second thing we should know is that they informed people of the goods of the constitution who might not have known about it. Thirdly we should know that this document was targeted at the citizens of New York. We should also know that J. Madison, J, Jay, and A. Hamilton were the three authors of the federalist papers. Finally, we should know that this document helped ratify our constitution.

6. Anti-Federalist Papers

6.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

6.2. The general purpose of this document is to try to stop the ratification of the constitution.

6.3. It was written by various people who did not want the new constitution passed,

6.4. It was significant before the constitution was ratified, but after it was created.

6.5. It is a collection of various writings, all against the constitution.

6.6. One thing we should know about this document is that it created opposition towards ratification. Another thing we should know is that it was published over a wide area, not just directed at a specific place. We should also know that many people contributed to what we know as the anti-federalist papers. We should know that this document failed to strike down the constitution. Finally, we should know that the bill of rights calmed some of the peoples fears, though not all of them.

7. Articles of Confederation

7.1. 1. What is the general purpose of this document? 2. Who is responsible for writing it? 3. What time frame was the document significant in? 4. How is the document structured. 5. What are the top 5 most important things we should know about this document?

7.2. The purpose of the Articles was to establish a government where the states were more powerful than the federal government.

7.3. This document was created by delegates from the various states.

7.4. This document was significant during the early years of the U.S. The constitution soon replaced it

7.5. The Articles of Confederation is structured through, as the name entails, articles and sections.

7.6. The most important thing we need to know is that this failed, miserably. The second thing we should is the government under the articles only accomplishment was the Northwest Ordinance. Third, we should know that the Articles didn't provide much of a sense of unity among the states. Fourth, we should know that this government could get little done, as 9 states had to agree on any laws. Finally, we should know it failed because not enough power was invested in the federal government.