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Title: The Birth of A Nation


1
The Birth of A Nation
  • Katie Ashley
  • Armstrong Elementary
  • Fall 2004

2
The Birth of A Nation
  • 1st Continental Congress
  • 2nd Continental Congress
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Constitution of the U. S

3
The United States began as a group of 13 colonies
ruled by England.
4
King George of England
5
King George
  • Enforced the Intolerable Acts.
  • Colonists became upset.
  • Colonist felt acts were a threat to their liberty.

6
Intolerable Acts
  • Boston Port Act
  • Massachutes Government Act
  • Quartering Act
  • Administration of
    Justice Act
  • Quebec Act

7
1st Continental Congress
  • Colonist organized a resistance.
  • Meeting convened
  • September October
  • 1774

8
  • King George issued more taxes!

9
2nd Continental Congress
  • Representatives from each colony.
  • Convened in Philadelphia
  • May 10, 1775

10
2nd Continental Congress
  • Established the armed forces.
  • George Washington named our first Commander in
    Chief

11
Declaration of Independence
  • Drafted by Thomas Jefferson
  • Declared independence from England
  • Signed by 2nd Continental Congress

12
Declaration of Independence
  • Signed July 4, 1776

13
Declaration of IndependenceFamous Signers
14
Declaration of IndependenceFamous Signers
  • Thomas Lynch, Jr was youngest to sign, 27
  • Lynch was a South Carolinian

15
Declaration of IndependenceFamous Signers
  • John Adams
  • 2nd President of the United States

16
Declaration of IndependenceFamous Signers
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Famous inventor
  • Oldest person to sign, 70

17
Declaration of IndependenceFamous Signers
  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
  • Died on July 4, 1826
  • 50th anniversary of Declaration

18
Articles of ConfederationNovember 15, 1777
  • 1st attempt to establish a national government
  • A major supporter was Charles Pinckney
  • A South Carolinian

19
Constitution of the United States
  • September 17, 1787
  • Officially established our government

20
Constitution of the United States
21
Constitution of the United States
  • We the people of the United States, in order to
    form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,
    insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
    common defense, promote the general Welfare, and
    secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and
    with Posterity do ordain and establish this
    Constitution for the United States of America.

22
Bill of Rights
  • The first 10 amendments
  • Between 1791 - 1992,
  • 27 amendments made

23
The Birth of A Nation
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The Birth of A Nation
25
The Birth of A Nation
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The Birth of A Nation
  • We the people of the United States, in order to
    form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,
    insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
    common defense, promote the general Welfare, and
    secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and
    with Posterity do ordain and establish this
    Constitution for the United States of America.

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Credits
  • All photos are courtesy of Library of Congress
  • And the American Memory Collection
  • Frame 3 courtesy of Social Studies for Kids
  • Frame 24 courtesy of The White House
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