Formation of The U.S.

  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes belived people are all inheritly evil. He made Social contract and agreement between people and the government.
  • aron de Montesquieu

    aron de Montesquieu
    made the most influential book called The Spirit of Laws. He created the 3 branches of government, legislature,executive,and judicial. Also the separation of powers.
  • John locke

    John locke
    focused on the structure of government and focused on life liberty and property. he was also a political theorist.
  • François-Marie Arouet (voltaire)

    François-Marie Arouet (voltaire)
    He created the first admendment, Freedom of speech, Freedom of religion, and a fair trial.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    He was part of the Committee of Five that was to draft the Declaration of Independence.He was an inventor of many things some we use today like bifocals(glasses).
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    He was one of the founders of the Sons of Liberty. His leadership helped organize the Boston Tea Party. He also helped draft the Articles of Confederation.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    member of the first continential congress. The first president of the united states
  • John adams

    John adams
    He was on the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence and was central to its adoption. He was chosen to help negotiate the Treaty of Paris that officially ended the American Revolution. He also was the second president of the united states.
  • Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry
    He is most famous for his speech which includes the line, "Give me liberty or give me death."
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine
    He was the author of an important pamphlet called common sense.The pamphlet convinced many colonists and founding fathers of the wisdom of open rebellion against the British if necessary.
  • jean-jacques rousseau

    jean-jacques rousseau
    he belived that men are born free and have natural rights. and compared the poor or savages with the social or wealthy men.
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    James Madison was known as the Father of the Constitution, for he was responsible for writing much of it. He was responsible for drafting the Bill of Rights that were added to the Constitution in 1791.James Madison helped form the new government and became the 4th president of the united states.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    He wrote the Federalist Papers in an effort to secure support for the document.Hamilton was made the first Secretary of the Treasury. His plan for getting the new country on its feet economically was instrumental in forming a sound financial basis for the new republic.
  • grievences of british subjects

    grievences of british subjects
    created the declaration of rights to petition the parliment and the king. they did this because of the following declarations: to respect the humble rights of the colonists and to listen to their humble opinions.
  • thomas jefferson

    thomas jefferson
    jefferson wrote the declaration of independence. identified locke, bacon, and newton as the 3 most important men that ever lived without exception.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declartaion of Independence which announced that the thirteen American colonies,at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • revolution!

    revolution!
    Benjamin Franklin and the first U.S. diplomats win support for the revolution and negotiate a peace with Great Britain.
  • federalists and anti-federalists

    federalists and anti-federalists
    one of the federslist authors was alexander hamilton and he belived in astrong national government and his theory of human nature. one antifederalist was thomas jefferson and he believed that the constitution gave the president too much power.
  • Articals of Confederation

    Articals of Confederation
    The Articals of Confederation was the first agreement between all 13 states. The Articals stated that there would be 1 vote per state. Some problems that led to the need for the constitution were Congress did not have the power to collect the taxes needed to pay for the expenses of the national government.
  • North West Ordinace

    North West Ordinace
    The Northwest Ordinance was an act of the Congress of the Confederation of the United States.the Northwest Ordinance proposed that three to five new states be created from the Northwest Territory.
  • Constitution

    Constitution
    is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.Also the way we live today
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments which is what we live by today.