Northwest Ordinance

Ryan Shively
Bill of Rights
1.) What is the general purpose of this
document?
It serves to protect citizens from to
much government power.
2.) Who was responsible for
writing it?
James Madison
3.) What time frame was/is
the document significant?
Since it was written.
4.) How is the document
structured?
With 10 amendments, these being
the fist 10 to the constitution.
5.) What are the top 5 important things
we need to know about this document?
1. Freedom of speech.
2. Right to bear arms.
3.Due process
4. Trial by jury
5. Powers of states and people
Declaration of Independence
1.) What is the general purpose of this
document?
The purpose of the Declaration of
Independence is to declare the
colonies separated from England.
2.) Who was responsible for
writing it?
Thomas Jefferson
3.) What time frame was/is
the document significant?
1776 Present
4.) How is the document
structured?
The Declaration is structured into 5 parts.They are the Preamble, the
Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges
Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and
Signatures.
5.) What are the top 5 important things
we need to know about this document?
1. Declared serperation from England
2. It started a riot when the news reached
New York
3. 8 of the 56 signers were born in Britain
4. One signer later recanted
5. There is something written on the
back of it
Northwest Ordinance
1.) What is the general purpose of this
document?
For creation of the Northwest Territory
2.) Who was responsible for
writing it?
Nathan Dane
3.) What time frame was/is
the document significant?
1787Present
4.) How is the document
structured?
Its written
5.) What are the top 5 important
thing we need to know about this
document?
1. Popular sovereignty
2. Westward Expansion
3. Admission of new states
4. passed July 13, 1787
5.Establishment of territorial
government
Articles of Confederation
1.) What is the general purpose of this
document?
Provide a governing structure for the
nation
2.) Who was responsible for
writing it?
John Dickinson
3.) What time frame was/is
the document significant?
17811789
4.) How is the document
structured?
13 articles
5.) What are the top 5 important
thing we need to know about this
document?
1. Adopted November 15, 1777
2. Document before the
Constitution
3. All 13 states had to agree to any
amendment
4. Replaced by Constitution in
1789
5. Denied Congress the power to
collect taxes
Constitution
1.) What is the general purpose of this
document?
To establish the basic rights of citizens
2.) Who was responsible for
writing it?
James Madison
3.) What time frame was/is
the document significant?
Since it was written
4.) How is the document
structured?
Preamble and 7 articles
5.) What are the top 5 important things
we need to know about this document?
1. We could have been divided without
it.
2. Established a more perfect union.
3. Made from the best laws there
already were.
4. Establishes a person's rights.
5. Constitution day is September 17th.
Federalist Papers
1.) What is the general purpose of this
document?
To promote the ratification of the
United States Constitution
2.) Who was responsible for
writing it?
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison,
and John Jay
3.) What time frame was/is
the document significant?
17811789
4.) How is the document
structured?
85 articles and essays
5.) What are the top 5 important
thing we need to know about this
document?
1. Appeared in New York news
papers
2. They were going for the
Constitution
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