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The Critical Period and the Articles of Confederation


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Land Ordinance of 1785
law that divided up western lands for orderly settlement
North West Ordinance 1787
law that created the North West territory and the process of adding new states to the Union
land that belongs to the United States which is not a state
a 6 mile by 6 mile division of land within western lands
the number of 1 mile by 1 mile divisions within a township
The section within a township reserved for public education
16th section
List the states created from the North West Territory
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
Citizens in the North West territory were guaranteed
trial by jury, freedom of religion, public education
What was never legal in the North West Territory
America's first plan of government
Articles of Confederation
refused to leave their forts in the North West Territory
refused to let us use the port of New Orleans
Under the Articles, the federal government was not able to raise money because
states did not have to pay taxes if they did not wish to pay taxes
Under the Articles, each state made their own trade deals and taxed other states because
congress could not regulate trade
Under the Articles, currency became worthless because
each state had their own currency
A foreign diplomate would have found it difficult to negotiate with the United States under the Articles because
there was no executive or president of the United States
Going to war under the Articles of Confederation would have been difficult because
congress could not draft men for the army
The main reason the Articles of Confederation failed
it did not give the federal government enough power
states rights
the idea that each state should have more power than the federal government
federal government
government over all of the states
event which led many Americans to think that the Articles of Confederation must be made stronger
Shay's Rebellion
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