Birth of the american republic

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Birth of the american republic

  1. 1. Birth of the American Republic<br />
  2. 2. The 13 English Colonies<br />Delaware-Dec 7, 1787<br />Pennslvania-Dec 12, 1787<br />New Jersey-Dec 18, 1787<br />Georgia-Jan 2, 1788<br />Connecticut-Jan 9,1788<br />Massachusetts-Fec 6, 1788<br />Maryland-April 28, 1788<br />South Carolina-May 23, 1788<br />New Hampshire-Jun 21, 1788<br />Virginia-Jun 25, 1788<br />New York-Jul 26, 1788<br />North Carolina-Nov 21, 1789<br />Rhode Island-May 29, 1790<br />
  3. 3. Growing Discontent<br />Parliament passed new laws to increase taxes paid by the colonists<br />But, they did not have representation in Parliament<br />Boston Massacre (protesters were fired upon)<br />Boston Tea Party<br />
  4. 4. Declaration of Independence<br />Written by Thomas Jefferson<br />Reflected ideas of John Locke – people have the right to overthrow the government if it is unjust<br />Popular sovereignty – all government power comes from the people<br />
  5. 5. American Revolution<br />Colonists<br />Few military sources or money, but were fighting on their own land, also had help from the French<br />British<br />More money, had help from the Native Americans<br />
  6. 6. Constitution (Social Contract)<br />First President – George Washington<br />Federal Republic – power divided between the federal and state governments<br />Separation of powers<br />Bill of Rights – 1st 10 Amendments<br />
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  8. 8. New Hampshire<br />Josiah Bartlett<br />Matthew Thorton<br />William Whipple<br />New York<br />Lewis Morris<br />Francis Lewis<br />Philip Livingston<br />William Floyd<br />Georgia<br />Lyman Hall<br />Button Gwinnett<br />George Walton<br />North Carolina<br />William Hooper<br />John Penn<br />Joseph Hewes<br />Maryland<br />Charles Carroll<br />Thomas Stone<br />Samuel Chase<br />William Paca<br />Virginia<br /><ul><li>Richard Henry Lee
  9. 9. Francis Lightfoot Lee
  10. 10. Carter Braxton
  11. 11. Benjamin Harrison
  12. 12. Thomas Jefferson
  13. 13. George Wythe
  14. 14. Thomas Nelson, Jr.</li></ul>South Carolina<br /><ul><li>Edward Rutledge
  15. 15. Thomas lynch, Jr.
  16. 16. Arthut Middleton
  17. 17. Thomas Heyward, Jr.</li></ul>New Jersey<br /><ul><li>Abraham Clark
  18. 18. Francis Hopkinson
  19. 19. John Witherspoon
  20. 20. John Hart
  21. 21. Richared Stockton</li></ul>Delaware<br /><ul><li>George Read
  22. 22. Thomas McKean
  23. 23. Caesar Rodney</li></ul>Pennsylvania<br />George Clymer <br />Robert Morris<br />Benjamin Rush<br />James Smith<br />George Taylor<br />Benjamin Franklin<br />John Morton<br />George Ross <br />James Wilson<br />Massachusetts<br />John Adams<br />John Hancock<br />Elbridge Gerry<br />Samuel Adams<br />Robert Treat Paine<br />Connecticut<br />Samuel Huntington<br />William Willians<br />Roger Sherman<br />Oliver Wolcott<br />Rhode Island<br />Stephen Hopkins<br />William Ellery<br />

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