Weak Central Government
Weakness of A.o.C - pinkie
Cannot Tax people
Weakness of A.o.C - ring finger
Cannot settle border disputes
Weakness of A.o.C - middle finger
No National Army
Weakness of A.o.C - pointer finger
Lack of Respect / Loser
Weakness of A.o.C - Thumb
Didn't want the Constitution b/c there was no Bill of Rights. Thouhgt the Constitution was too strong.
When farmers revolted b/c the courts took their land - high taxes & money borrowed. Daniel Shay's. Showed weaknesses of the A.o.C
Who had the most power under the A.o.C
Proposal that favored large states - Bicameral Legislature based on population
New Jersey Plan
Proposal that favored small states - Legislature based on equality
Compromise that combined large / small state plans (Vir./NJ) - bicameral legislature - this way all states would have equality and be based on population
Where the Constitutional Convention took place
When the Constitutional Convention took place
Established a system for creating new states in Northwest Territory. 60,000 people.
Those people that supported the Constitution
"The Constitution for Dummies" - a series of essays that explained the Constitution so the common person could understand it and agree with it. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison.
Articles of Confederation (A.o.C)
Americas Original Contitution. - Established a loose friendship among the states. Had a strong state government, weak federal government.
Sole purpose was to revise A.o.C - but instead, the delegates decided to scrap it and write a new constitution.
Took 9 of the 13 states to ratify the Constitution. Delaware was the first.
Mayflower Compact / Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Documents that promoted Self Government that were written in the Colonies before the Revolution
Impact of Shay's Rebellion
Proved the A.o.C didn't work. Made the Congress call a Constitutional Convention.
2 major Compromises - Interests of Big vs. Small states - How to count slaves as population.
"Father of the Constitution" - His overall influence at the Constitutional Convention is what earned him this nickname (reading 200 books for study - taking notes on discussions - Virginia Plan)
Sharing of power between Federal Government and State Governments.
Country that controlled the lower Mississippi region of the US after the Revolution. They took over this region, b/c the US owed them millions of dollars. Said they would give it back after we paid them off.
type of government where the head of government is elected by the people. It is a government where the people have all the power.
Bill of Rights
Satisfied the concerns from the Anti-Federalists. Allowed the Constitution to be ratified by 9 of the 13 states.
People that were against the Constitution. They feared a strong central / federal government. Wanted a Bill of Rights.