Presentation on theme: "Bellringer: Celebrate Freedom Week Who Am I?"— Presentation transcript:
1Bellringer: Celebrate Freedom Week Who Am I? Wednesday – I am a slogan that originated because of events like the Boston Tea Party and the Stamp Act. Later it will be used as a rallying cry for independence when King George III of England will not recognized the rights of the American colonist. Lastly, it will be the reason the colonist will declare independence from England and develop a representative government. Who Am I?
3Contributions of the Founding Fathers Created by Mr. HatawayAugust 10, 2011
4Essential QuestionWhat were the founding fathers contributions to American Government and society?
5Key TermsFounding Fathers: a member of the convention that drew up the U.S. Constitution in 1787.Diplomat: an official who represents his or her country abroad (to another country).
6James MadisonFather of the Constitution: three branches; checks and balances.Co-wrote the Federalist Papers.4th President of the United States.
7Excerpt from Federalist No. 51 Use the excerpt and your knowledge of social studies to answer the following question.According to the excerpt, Madison favored the basic constitutional principle of —A separation of powersB republicanismC federalismD popular sovereignty[I]t is evident that each department should have a will of its own; and consequently should be so constituted that the members of each should have as little agency as possible in the appointment of the members of the others.James Madison, 1788
8Dr. Benjamin Rush From Pennsylvania Signer of the Declaration of Independence.Treasurer of the U.S. Mint from 1797 to 1813.
9John Hancock Representative from Massachusetts. President of the Continental Congress in 1775.First to sign Declaration of Independence.
10John Jay Representative from New York at the Continental Congresses. Signer of the Declaration of Independence.Helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris 1783 that ended the American Revolution.Diplomat to England in late 1700s where he negotiated Jay’s Treaty that averted threat of another war with the British.
11John Witherspoon Active clergyman New Jersey representative that signed the Declaration of Independence.Later President of modern Princeton University.
12John Peter Muhlenberg Clergyman Soldier during Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary eras in Pennsylvania.Elected to the first U.S. Congress.
13Charles Carroll Only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Delegate to Constitutional Convention.Senator from Maryland.
14Jonathan Trumbull Sr.Connecticut Governor both before and after the Revolutionary War.The only colonial governor who supported the American cause/side in the Revolution.