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Founding Documents. 1. Declaration of Independence National Creed vs. Legal Text 2. Articles of Confederation Sovereignty; Liberty vs. Power; Representation 3. Virginia Act Establishing Religious Freedom 4. Constitution

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Founding documents
Founding Documents

1. Declaration of Independence

National Creed vs. Legal Text

2. Articles of Confederation

Sovereignty; Liberty vs. Power; Representation

3. Virginia Act Establishing Religious Freedom

4. Constitution

Representation; Liberty vs. Power; Checks and Balances; Bill of Rights

5. What the American Revolution Changed





SovereigntyLiberty vs. PowerExpress vs. Implied PowersFears of Centralized PowerDemands for RepresentationLimited Congressional DutiesAs Problems Increase the Republic is Reconsidered



Alexander hamilton
Alexander EmbarrassmentHamilton



James madison
James Madison Embarrassment


Jefferson s letter to the danbury baptists
Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists Embarrassment

“ . . . the whole of the American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the free exercise thereof; thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”


Independence hall philadelphia may 1787
Independence Hall EmbarrassmentPhiladelphiaMay 1787


“What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected from 1760 - 1775, in the course of fifteen years, before a drop of blood was shed at Lexington.”


“We have it in our power to begin the world over again. Out of this rabble arise a people who would defy kings.”


George robert twelve hewes
George Robert Twelve Hewes Out of this rabble arise a people who would defy kings.”


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