Revolutionary War 1775 - 1783
 13 Colonies = United States
 Colonies were becoming a teen – wanting more
independence
 ...
Creating a New
Government
 No oligarchy -lifetime ruler
 Democracy –
Government by the people,
both directly or indirect...
Creating a New
Government
 Make peace with Great Britain
 Ensure freedoms and rights of the people
 Establish separate ...
The Constitution
 Constitutional Convention – The
convention in Philadelphia that debated
and agreed upon the Constitutio...
U.S. Government
 President –
 Elected by the people
 4 years, 2 terms
 George Washington
1789 - 1797
 John Adams
1797...
U.S. Independence Timeline
 1775 – Beginning of Revolutionary War
 July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence
(This is n...
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Intro to gov

  1. 1. Revolutionary War 1775 - 1783  13 Colonies = United States  Colonies were becoming a teen – wanting more independence  Taxation without representation - sugar, stamps, tea, etc.  Bossed around by a king 3,000 miles away
  2. 2. Creating a New Government  No oligarchy -lifetime ruler  Democracy – Government by the people, both directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections  Popular consent – The idea that a just government must derive its powers from the consent of the people it governs.
  3. 3. Creating a New Government  Make peace with Great Britain  Ensure freedoms and rights of the people  Establish separate departments in the government  Articles of Confederation - The first governing document of the confederated states  League of friendships = not very effective
  4. 4. The Constitution  Constitutional Convention – The convention in Philadelphia that debated and agreed upon the Constitution of the United States.  Bill of Rights – First 10 amendments of the Constitution  Freedoms and basic human rights
  5. 5. U.S. Government  President –  Elected by the people  4 years, 2 terms  George Washington 1789 - 1797  John Adams 1797 - 1801  Thomas Jefferson 1801 – 1809
  6. 6. U.S. Independence Timeline  1775 – Beginning of Revolutionary War  July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence (This is not the Constitution)  1777 – Articles of Confederation drafted  1781 – Articles of Confederation ratified  1783 – U.S. and Great Britain sign peace treaty  1787 – Constitutional Convention  1789 – U.S. Constitution officially replaces Articles of Confederation

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