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Document/Institution

Quiz for Friday

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Magna Carta Documents written in 1215 that limited the power of the king and listed rights to citizens
English BOR Document written in 1689 that gave power to parliament and listed more rights of English citizens
Virginia House of Burgesses Established in 1619 as the first representative assembly in the 13 colonies
Mayflower Compact Written in 1620 to set up a government system for all aboard the Mayflower. It was the first example of self government in North America
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Established Democracy in Connecticut, first written constitution in North America.
Albany Plan of Union Plan proposed by Ben Franklin that would unite the colonies under one government. This plan was rejected.
Proclamation of 1763 KG3 told colonists that they could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was ignored.
Declaration of Independence Formal declaration written by Thomas Jefferson and signed on July 4, 1776
Treaty of Paris of 1783 Document that formally ended the American Revolution. This made the Mississippi River te western boundary of the U.S.
AOC First constitution for the U.S. it had many weaknesses that were highlighted by Shays's Rebellion.
U.S Constitution Document written in 1787 that established the U.S.'s system of government. This created 3 branches of government.
The Federalist Papers Series of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay. That emphasized the need for ratification of the Constitution
Northwest Ordinance Created a system for territories to apply for statehood
Washington's Farewell Address Speech that warned the countries not to form alliances with foreign countries and not to allow political parties to tear apart the country.
Monroe Doctrine Speech that wore European countries not to try colonizing in the western hemisphere. If they did, The U.S would view this as an act of war
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Speech given in 1865 hat focused on ending slavery and bringing the South back into the Union
Emancipation Proclomation Speech in which Lincoln that freed all salves in the rebelling states on Jan 1st 1863
Gettysburg Address Dedication of the battlefield as a national burial site. In this speech, Lincoln redefined the emphasis of the war as a war against slavery.
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