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Why was the time period between 1781 and 1789 called the Critical Period?
experiment could have failed
Other than moving away from a monarchy, what other aristocratic behaviors did America wish to remove?
titles of nobility
What law didn't allow property to be divided, sold or given away to someone other than the eldest son?
What did Jefferson advocate in the writing of "Virginia Statue of Religous Freedom" ?
What was Richard Allen's second denomination created in 1814?
The African Methodist Episcopal Church
People feared a strong central government/ leader under the articales, how many houses were there?
what did the landless states do to protest their lack of land?
they refused to adopt articles of confederation
What act did congress pass in 1787 in order to create a process for new states in the northwest?
The northwest territory
What were the two proposed names that were rejected for land west of the appalachians?
Transylvania and Franklin
During the Critical Period, the US had foreign affairs problems with what four countries/ people?
Britain, Spain, France, and the Barbary Pirates
What could congress do to make the states force the citizens to pay back debt?
nothing, they were powerless
Why was closing the Mississippi such a big deal?
It was the only link that Western farmers had to the world market
What was the treaty that would allowSpain to control the Mississippi River for 25 years in return for opening up new Spanish markets for american merchants?
The Jay-Gardoqui Treaty
What did congress do in return of the proposal of The Jay-Gardoqui Treaty?
The refused to ratify The Jay-Gardoqui Treaty
What problems did the US have with France?
France demanded repayment of war loans and restricted US trade with west indies
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