Historical Documents-Hannah Heller

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1. Declaration Of Independance

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

1.1.1. The general purpose of The Declaration of Independence was to declare american freedom from the British and also to persuade colonists to join with them in the war against the british.

1.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

1.2.1. Thomas Jefferson is responsible for writing the Declaration of Independence.

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

1.3.1. 1776-present is the time frame that the Declaration of Independence is important.

1.4. 4)How is the document structured?

1.4.1. The declaration of Independence is structured by different sections, the first section is like an introduction and is called the preamble the second section lists the truths that all americans should be born with and our rights if they are not honored and so on and so forth.

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

1.5.1. Five important things we should all know about the declaration of Independence are that it declared out independence from the British, it was adopted on July,4, 1776 and it says everyone born in the states is guarenteed the rights of life, liberty nd the pursuit of happiness. The document also declares that if the government becomes too destructive that the people have the power to alter or abolish it. One other important thing about the document is that it states that all slaves will be free because all men are created equally.

2. Northwest Ordinance

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

2.1.1. The main purpose of the Northwest ordinance was to create the first organized territory of the United States.

2.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

2.2.1. Nathan Dane is responsible for the writing of the Northwest Ordinance.

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

2.3.1. The northwest ordinance has been significant since July of 1787, the year it was signed.

2.4. 4)How is the document structured?

2.4.1. The Northwest Ordinance is organized through different articles.

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

2.5.1. The five most important things we should know abut the Northwest Ordinance is that it forbid the holding of slaves in the northwest territory, granted religous freedom to all settlers within the area, the northwest territory was split into states, created a 3 step method for admitting states into the union and created a Bill of Rights.

3. Constitution

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

3.1.1. The purpose of the constitution is to establish all basic rights of American citizens.

3.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

3.2.1. The people responsible for writing the constitution are Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, John Adams and George Washington.

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

3.3.1. The Constitution has been significant since 1787 and still is.

3.4. 4)How is the document structured?

3.4.1. The constitution was structured into articles and it also had a preamble and Bill of rights so that it could be understood by citizens

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

3.5.1. Five important things we should all know about the Constitution is that it divides the government into 3 branches, It outlines the procedures going into war, It was adopted in 1787 in Philedelphia, without the constitution we would be the divided states, and it protects the rights of the people.

4. Bill Of Rights

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

4.1.1. The general purpose of the bill of rights is to protect the given rights of all American citizens.

4.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

4.2.1. James Madison wrote the Bill Of Rights.

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

4.3.1. The Bill of rights is significant from the time it was ratified in 1791 until the present day because it still protects our rights.

4.4. 4)How is the document structured?

4.4.1. The Bill of rights are structured into amendments.

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

4.5.1. Five important facts everyone should know about the Bill of rights is that you can find it within the constitution, it was drafted in New York City, there were 14 original copies of the document but some are missing, It gives us rights like freedom of the speech and New amendments can be added at anytime when ratified.

5. Fderalist Papers

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

5.1.1. The general purpose of the Federalist Papers was to persuade doubtful colonists to ratify the constitution and take the federalists' side.

5.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

5.2.1. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay are responsible for writing the Federalist Papers.

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

5.3.1. The federalists papers were most important between the time of 1787 when they were published up until the ratification of the constitution.

5.4. 4)How is the document structured?

5.4.1. The federalist papers are structured through 85 different essays that federalist had written involving the constitution.

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

5.5.1. Five important things that we should know about the Federalist papers is That at the time of publication the authors were unknown, they were published in a book titled "the Federalist", Originally only 84 essays were written, they were written to persuade New York voters and they were anonymously pubished under the name publius.

6. Antifederalist Papers

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

6.1.1. The general purpose of the antifederalist papers was to persuade the states to vote against the constitution.

6.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

6.2.1. The actual authors of the essays are unknown for certain because they were published with pen names such as Brutus, Cato, Centinal and the federal farmer.

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

6.3.1. This document was most significant during the time of ratification of the Constitution.

6.4. 4)How is the document structured?

6.4.1. The Antifederalist papers are organized into 85 different essays.

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

6.5.1. Five important things we should know about the antifederalist papers is that the authors wrote about what they fear might happen if the constitution was ratified, the first antifederalist paper was published in October of 1787, they were published under pen names so the authors are unknown, the constitution was still ratified so these papers were not very effective and the people writing these essays believed the constitution would do more harm than it did good.

7. Articles of Confederation

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

7.1.1. The Articles of onfederation was written to provide a general government for the 13 colonies that won their freedom from the british.

7.2. 2)Who was responsible for writing it?

7.2.1. John Dickenson, a delegate from PEnnsylvania wrote this document.

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

7.3.1. The Articles were important from 1781 until 1789 when they were abolished.

7.4. 4)How is the document structured?

7.4.1. The document consists of a preamble and 13 different articles.

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

7.5.1. Five important facts we should all know about the articles is that they became effective on March, 1, 1781. Also, it established a Confederation congress with each state having one vote and Measures passed by congress had to be approved by 9 of the 13 states. another important fact is that it did not establish federal executive or judicial branches of government and it was adopted on November 15th 1777.