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Chapter 5 Forming a Government Sec 1
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What documents influenced ideas about government in the US?
Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact
What impact did the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom have on the US government?
Declared that no person could be forced to attend a particular church or be required to pay for a church with tax money; it gave the citizens a voice
Why is the separation of government powers a requirement for a society to be free?
to keep any one particular leader from gaining too much power and if the people don't agree with certain laws they can speak up
What was the Articles of Confederation?
Congress would become a single branch of the National government, but it would have limited powers in order to protect the liberties of the people
What powers were granted to Congress by the Articles of Confederation?
Each state had one vote in Congress; Congress could settle conflicts among the states, issue coins, borrow money, and make treaties with other countries and with Native Americans. Congress could also ask the states for money and soldiers.
What are some problems that result from the lack of a national court system?
no one will be convicted either guilty or innocent for crimes.
How were public lands in the West divided by the Land Ordinance of 1785?
The land was split into townships, which were 36 square miles divided into 36 lots of 640 acres each. One lot was reserved for a public school, and four lots were given to veterans. The remaining lots were sold.
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