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1. * We were already at war with the British when this had been written.* This was written just to formally tell the king that we are going to split off with them.* The Declaration was made in an attic of a building in the dead f summer by mostly Thomas Jefferson.* When John Hancock signed it he wrote it so big and basicly stated the," Hopefully the king will see that!".* It was the first real accomplishment of the Revolution.

2. Declaration of Independence

2.1. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

2.1.1. The Declaration of Independence is about the right that us patriots in the early beginnings of our country to have our break away from England.

2.2. What is the general purpose of this document?

2.2.1. The purpose of this document was to tell the king that the 13 colonies wanted to break away from rule and so they could be sovereign states.

2.3. Who was responsible for writing it?

2.3.1. The person that wrote this was mostly Thomas Jefferson

2.4. How is the document structured?

2.4.1. The structure of the Declaration of Independence is alot like alot of like numbers and almost bullet points

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

3. North West Ordinance

3.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

3.1.1. The purpose of this document was to make the Northwest territory to be the first to have a free territory with no slavery.

3.2. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

3.2.1. This document was significant in the perod 1787.

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

3.3.1. *The NW ordinance was the first of its kind to band slavery. *It was written to help the settlers in that territory. *After it was written we had gotten into war with the Natives and they killed us and we killed them but we won the war. *Said we had to stay out of settling in the Natives hunting grounds but we disobeyed the NW ord. *None of the white settlers in these areas had had listened to the ordinance about keeping the peace with the Natives.

3.4. How is the document structured?

3.4.1. the Northwest Ordinance is structured as by laws and not so much bullet points.

3.5. Who was responsible for writing it?

3.5.1. The great Nathan Dane wrote this great document.

4. Constitution

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

4.1.1. *Written before the Bill of rights. *Gave us certain laws. *Rules our government. *Men wrote this for the better of our country. *The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world.

4.2. How is the document structured?

4.2.1. The document is structure in paragraphs.

4.3. Who was responsible for writing it?

4.3.1. All of the founding fathers contributed to the making of this document

4.4. What is the general purpose of this document?

4.4.1. The general purpose of this document is to tell us what the laws are.

4.5. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

4.5.1. The time frame is from when it was made in 1787 to now.

5. Articles of the Confederation

5.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

5.1.1. The purpose was to provide a general government for the 13 colonies that had won their freedom from British rule and to bring about "perpetual union" of these new states.

5.2. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

5.2.1. The time frame it was useful from was like 1781- 1789 because that was when it was made.

5.3. How is the document structured?

5.3.1. The document was written in like a letter form because at the top of it, it states to whom...

5.4. Who was responsible for writing it?

5.4.1. John Dickinson rote the Articles of Confederation.

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

5.5.1. *It was made to make us free states. *It only lasted 8 years. *Was replaced by the constitution. *It states that the state has taxes due to the population. *The right of the federal government to dispose of public lands in the West.

6. Bill of Rights

6.1. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

6.1.1. The Bill of rights is still in use today but it was created in 1789

6.2. What is the general purpose of this document?

6.2.1. The purpose of the Bill of Rights was to guarantee the individual rights of citizens under the Constitution.

6.3. Who was responsible for writing it?

6.3.1. James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights.

6.4. How is the document structured?

6.4.1. The document is structured by amendments.

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

6.5.1. *It has 10 amendments. *has been in affect since 1791. *The founding fathers actually debated to put this on the constitution. *plays a central role in American law and government, and remains a fundamental symbol of the freedoms and culture of the nation. * The first Article, dealing with the number and apportionment of U.S. Representatives, never became part of the Constitution.

7. Federalist Papers

7.1. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

7.1.1. These articles did not emerge until the 20th century but they are still in use today.

7.2. What is the general purpose of this document?

7.2.1. The purpose of the federalist papers was to ratify the united states constitution.

7.3. Who was responsible for writing it?

7.3.1. The people in charge that wrote the 85 articles were Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

7.4. How is the document structured?

7.4.1. The document is structured in articles which there are 85 of them

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

7.5.1. *Federalist No. 51 is an essay by James Madison, the fifty-first of the Federalist Papers. It was published on February 6, 1788, under the pseudonym Publius, the name under which all the Federalist Papers were published. *One of the most famous of the Federalist Papers, No. 51 addresses means by which appropriate checks and balances can be created in government and also advocates a separation of powers within the national government. *One of its most important ideas is the often quoted phrase, "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition". *The Federalist Papers, as a foundation text of constitutional interpretation, are frequently cited by American jurists. Of all the essays, No. 51 is the fourth most-cited.

8. Anti-Federalist Papers

8.1. What is the general purpose of this document?

8.1.1. The purpose of this paper is support of and promoting a firmer and more connected union, wrote mostly under pen names and were not engaged in an organized project.

8.2. What time frame was/ is the document significant?

8.2.1. From the 1780's till now.

8.3. How is the document structured?

8.3.1. It is almost the exact same as the federalist papers but it is for the anti federallists.

8.4. Who was responsible for writing it?

8.4.1. George Clinton, Robert Yates, Samuel Bryan, and etc.

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

8.5.1. * Men that were not like founding fathers or anything wrote this. *Helps with the ethics for the anti- feds. *The most frequently cited contemporary collection, *At seven volumes and including many pamphlets and other materials not previously published in a collection, this work is considered b y many the authoritative compendium on the publications. *One notable collection of anti-federalist writings was compiled by Morton Borden and published by Michigan State University Press in 1965.