last state to ratify the Articles of Confederation
refused to fulfill the terms of the treaty of 1783
only state to submit its constitution to the voters for approval
was popularly elected in all of the states
lower house of the legislature
kept its colonial charter, with only minor changes
What were the causes for the problems of farmers, tradesmen, and small shop owners in Massachusetts during 1786 - 1787?
Taxes had to be paid with gold or silver coins rather than by barter.
Severe economic depression
They faced possible imprisonment due to their inability to pay their taxes
They faced the loss of property due to their inability to pay their debts
List eight weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
insufficient powers to enforce treaties
lack of a stable currency
lack of respect from abroad
inability to regulate trade and commerce
lack of political power
lack of unity among the states
lack of power to levy taxes
suffered from social unrest
The British passed Navigation Acts which
closed the British West Indies to Yankee shippers
A successful land policy for the Northwest Territory was established under the Articles of Confederation through which two Ordinances
Land Ordinance of 1785...
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
What were two important symbols of the unity of the states from 1781 to 1787?
Articles of Confederation
What was the cause for the delay in ratifying the Articles of Confederation?
The smaller states demanded that the states with claims to western lands renounce them in favor of the Confederation.
The states that caused the delay were New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.
What were the principles common to both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?
Each claimed to be acting on the basis of the people.
Government rests upon the consent of the governed.
All men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
The ___________________ and ______________ of New York were all elected by the people
legislature and governor
Under the Articles of Confederation,
Congress was vested with all three powers of government
leader of a rebellion in a New England state
proposed an outline for union in 1775
Spain closed ____________ to navigation
the Mississippi River
the American minister to Great Britain
introduced the motion for independence
Richard Henry Lee
The Articles of Confederation failed to incorporate which two key features from the state constitutions?
bill of rights
separation of powers
A serious rebellion by debt-ridden farmers occurred in
James Madison said that the union of the states was founded by
Declaration of Independence