Ch 54: MTEL History: Founding Documents of U.S. Government

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Further develop your understanding of the founding documents of United States government with this overview that includes the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, and more. These concise lessons are a handy resource for individuals preparing for an exam or catching up on missed class time.

Founding Documents of U.S. Government - Chapter Summary

By going through these lessons on the founding documents of United States government, you can verify your understanding of documents that provided guidance in development of the Declaration of Independence. You can also gain a better understanding of the United States' independence from Great Britain. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:

  • Recall influences on the emergence of colonial government
  • Discuss documents that influenced the United States Constitution
  • Describe the main components of the Declaration of Independence
  • Provide a summary of what's included in the Constitution of the United States
  • Recount each of the ten amendments to the Bill of Rights
  • Explain why the Federalist Papers are an important part of American history

Each lesson is accompanied by a brief quiz to assess how much of the content and details you can recall. Video timelines let you focus on the topics you need to review. You can make the most of the chapter by printing the quiz in worksheet form to use as a study guide.

6 Lessons in Chapter 54: MTEL History: Founding Documents of U.S. Government
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Influences on the Emergence of Colonial Government

1. Influences on the Emergence of Colonial Government

While the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were revolutionary documents, their ideas were not pulled out of thin air. This lesson shows some of the earlier documents that helped guide those important texts.

Influential Documents for the U.S. Constitution

2. Influential Documents for the U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution is a very important document, but the ideas within reflect centuries of innovative ideas about government and society. Explore various documents that influenced the U.S. Constitution.

The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

3. The Declaration of Independence: Summary & Analysis

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents in U.S. History and led to the country's independence from Great Britain. In this lesson, we will review the main components of this important document.

The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

4. The Constitution of the United States: Summary & Analysis

The United States Constitution is one of the most important documents in history. In this lesson, we will summarize its components, including the preamble, articles, and its first ten amendments.

The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

5. The Bill of Rights: Summary & Analysis

Why do Americans have certain freedoms? This lesson reviews the events leading to the Bill of Rights. It also summarizes each of the ten amendments and analyzes the importance of each one.

The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

6. The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis

The Federalist Papers are one of the most important documents in American history. The letters played a large role in ratifying the Constitution by teaching the public why the Constitution was needed and what exactly it contained.

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