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Articles of Confederation
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Articles of Confederation
The first U.S. constitution was the __________.
Second Continental Congress
Who wrote the Articles of Confederation?
The Articles of Confederation set up what type of legislature?
In what year did the Articles of Confederation go into effect?
The central government under the Articles of Confederation was very __________.
each state had one vote
The government under the Articles of Confederation consisted of a unicameral legislature. How was voting conducted in the Confederation Congress?
What vote was required for an amendment to the Articles of Confederation to pass?
Treaty of Paris of 1783
What treaty ended the Revolutionary War?
Who led a 1786 uprising in western Massachusetts?
Land Ordinance of 1785
__________ - set up a system to organize, survey, sell and settle lands of the Northwest Territory. One of the few things accomplished by the Confederation Congress (government set up by the Articles of Confederation). The Native-Americans already living there were ignored--until they were forcibly removed from most of the land.
After the American Revolution, what name was used for the lands west of the Appalachians, north of the Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi River?
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
__________ - one of the few accomplishments of the Confederation Congress, this law banned slavery from the Northwest Territories and provided for the admission of new states created there.
__________ was an armed uprising against the seizure of property by the state in western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. Many people in rural areas could not pay their debts and taxes due to severe deflation -- a lack of money in the economy.
__________ - a system of government where power is located with the independent states and there is little power in the central government. It is also known as a confederal system (civics360.org).
__________ - a meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 where delegates decided to throw out the Articles of Confederation and draft the Constitution (civics360.org).
Amendments to the Articles of Confederation required __________ consent of the 13 state legislatures. This meant that changing the government was very difficult. If one state
legislature did not like a proposed change, it could vote against the amendment and prevent the amendment from being ratified.
Under the Articles, the national government did not have the power to __________. This meant that the government had to ask the states for donations as its only source of income. Though it technically had the power to raise an army and a navy, it had no real way to pay for them.
One (just the Confederation Congress)
How many branches of government were there under the Articles of Confederation?
Under the Articles, the national government did not have the power to __________. This meant that each state had its own rules and regulations controlling trade between itself and other states or countries.
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