Download The Birth of A Nation

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Nonintercourse Act wikipedia, lookup

History of the United States Constitution wikipedia, lookup

American Revolution wikipedia, lookup

Articles of Confederation wikipedia, lookup

United States Declaration of Independence wikipedia, lookup

History of the United States (1776–89) wikipedia, lookup

Transcript
The Birth of A Nation
Katie Ashley
Armstrong Elementary
Fall 2004
The Birth of A Nation
*1st Continental Congress
* 2nd Continental Congress
* Declaration of Independence
* Articles of Confederation
* Constitution of the U. S
The United States began as a group
of 13 colonies ruled by England.
King George of England
King George
• Enforced the
Intolerable Acts.
• Colonists became
upset.
• Colonist felt acts were
a threat to their liberty.
Intolerable Acts
*Boston Port Act
*Massachutes Government Act
* Quartering Act
* Administration of Justice Act
*Quebec Act
st
1
Continental Congress
• Colonist organized a
resistance.
• Meeting convened
September – October
1774
• King George
issued more
taxes!
2nd Continental Congress
• Representatives from each colony.
• Convened in Philadelphia
• May 10, 1775
2nd Continental Congress
• Established the
armed forces.
• George Washington
named our first
Commander in
Chief
Declaration of Independence
• Drafted by Thomas
Jefferson
• Declared
independence from
England
• Signed by 2nd
Continental Congress
Declaration of
Independence
• Signed July 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence
Famous Signers
Declaration of Independence
Famous Signers
• Thomas Lynch, Jr
was youngest to
sign, 27
• Lynch was a South
Carolinian
Declaration of Independence
Famous Signers
• John Adams
• 2nd President of the
United States
Declaration of Independence
Famous Signers
• Benjamin Franklin
• Famous inventor
• Oldest person to
sign, 70
Declaration of Independence
Famous Signers
• John Adams and
Thomas Jefferson
• Died on July 4, 1826
• 50th anniversary of
Declaration
Articles of Confederation
November 15, 1777
• 1st attempt to
establish a national
government
• A major supporter
was Charles
Pinckney
• A South Carolinian
Constitution of the United States
• September 17, 1787
• Officially established our government
Constitution of the United States
Constitution of the United States
• We the people of the United States, in order
to form a more perfect Union, establish
Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide
for the common defense, promote the
general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of
Liberty to ourselves and with Posterity do
ordain and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America.
Bill of Rights
• The first 10 amendments
• Between 1791 - 1992,
27 amendments made
The Birth of A Nation
The Birth of A Nation
The Birth of A Nation
The Birth of A Nation
• We the people of the United States, in order
to form a more perfect Union, establish
Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide
for the common defense, promote the
general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of
Liberty to ourselves and with Posterity do
ordain and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America.
Credits
• All photos are courtesy of Library of
Congress
• And the American Memory Collection
• Frame 3 courtesy of Social Studies for Kids
• Frame 24 courtesy of The White House