Period 3 1754-1800

Emily Corriher- January 4, 2016

Albany Plan of Union 1754

  • Developed by Benjamin Franklin
  • Intercolonial government- provided a system for recruiting troops and collecting taxes for the common defense, where the "join or die" logo originated from
  • Plan was not accepted
  • Significance? Helped establish more revolutionary Congresses in the 1770s

Sons and Daughters of Liberty

  • Formed during the Stamp Act
  • Purpose to intimidate tax agents
  • Tar and Feathered tax agents and destroyed revenue stamps
  • Daughters of Liberty- spinning bees
  • Samuel Adams

Declaration of Independence 1776

  • Drafted by Thomas Jefferson
  • Listed grievances against King George III's government
  • July 4, 1776
  • Expressed basic principles that justified revolution: unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
  • Declared Independence from Great Britain- United States of America
1776 "But Mr Adams"

Virginia Plan/ New Jersey Plan/ The Great Compromise

Virginia Plan
  • James Madison
  • This plan favored the large states- representation based on population
New Jersey Plan
  • William Paterson
  • This plan favored the small states- 1 state=1 vote
The Great Compromise
  • Richard Sherman
  • Sherman proposed a two house Congress( Senate and House of Representatives)
  • Senate= equal representation, House of Representatives= population of state
  • 1787

John Adams

  • Signed the Declaration of Independence
  • Elected for the presidency in 1796, ran under the Federalist Party
  • Created the department of the Navy
  • Failures during presidency? Alien and Sedition Acts and XYZ Affair
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POL-1: In 1796, John Adams ran for the presidency under the Federalist party. John Adams and the Federalist party believed in a strong central government and developed a loose interpretation of the Constitution.

NAT-1: The Declaration of Independence expressed the idea of the colonies being independent and free from Great Britain.