US History

US History

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  • Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • John Adams
  • Separation of Powers
  • Executive: Obey laws
  • Legislative: Making laws
  • Judicial: Interprets meaning of laws
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Federalists
  • We want a strong government!
  • We want a weak government!
  • Anti-Federalists
  • 1: Religion, press, speech, assembly, and petition freedom. 2: Right to keep/bear arms for a good militia 3: No soldier quartering 4: Unreasonable searches/seizures freedom 5: Right for due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy 6: Rights to accused persons/ public and speedy trial 7: Trial right by jury in civil cases 8: Excessive bail, cruel/unusual punishment freedom 9: Other rights for any person 10: States have reserved powers
  • Independence was actually given a right to on July 2, 1776 but the actual declaration wasn't signed until July 4,1776. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams all signed the DOI.
  • Bill of Rights
  • The Separation of Powers helped to prevent a single branch from becoming too powerful.  The state's government had 3 total branches of government that are shown above and what they did in their given power.
  • Connecticut Compromise
  • Roger Sherman
  • Oliver Ellsworth
  • Each state of the 13 involved had to provide at least 2 delegates. The Constitutional Convention drafted the U.S Constitution in 1787. The Constitutional Convention had the purpose to amend The Articles of Confederation. Ratification is the signing/giving formal consent to an agreement to make it valid. This did not happen with TAOC until March 1, 1781.
  • The first amendments were not ratified until 1791. The amendments contain rights to individual freedom. All of them show America their rights in terms of the government.
  • This was a compromise that had been adopted by the Constitutional Convention. It had other names like the Sherman Compromise and the Great Compromise of 1787. Small/large states reached an agreement which defined the legislative structure and representation of the parts of the U.S.
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