Ch 21: Key Documents in the Creation of the U.S.

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In this chapter, you'll analyze important historical documents from early U.S. history. Access the chapter whenever you need to review the history and content of these documents for an upcoming exam, essay, homework assignment or class project.

Key Documents in the Creation of the U.S. - Chapter Summary

There were several key documents that contributed to the creation of the United States of America. In this chapter, our expert history instructors will walk you through the elements of such documents, including the Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Studying this chapter can help you:

  • Summarize the history of the Mayflower Compact
  • Trace the history of modern democracy from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence
  • Identify the writers of the Federalist Papers
  • Examine the U.S. Constitution's preamble, articles and amendments

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