Social Studies U.S. History

By CFoster
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Provided the basis for establishing self-government and addressing the rights of the people.
  • Mayflower Compact

    Was the first known type of government in America.
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    The Great Awakening

    Led by Jonathan Edwards, emphasized importance of having sincere religious feelings, and encourging democratic ideals and thoughts of independence.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Led by Thomas Jefferson,gives the power of the rule to the people, mostly deals with grievance against the king
  • Articles of Confederation

    Was the first government of the U.S. and was weak because it did not provide for a national chief executive, had no power to tax, and there was no national currency.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Led by George Washington, got rid of the Articles of Confederation and wrote a new document
  • Great Compromise

    Provided for a bicameral legislature with equal representation for the states in one house and representation based on population in another
  • Three-Fifths Compromise

    Made each slave counted as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of levying taxes and apportioning representatives.
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    Federalist Papers

    Was a series of newspaper letters in defense of the Constitution and were written by John Jay, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton.
  • Bill of Rights

    The first ten amendments and their titles are linked to a set of detailed annotations.
  • George Washoingtons Farewell Address

    George advised his countrymen to avoid foreign elements, a military that was too powerful and political parties tht split people.