Origins of Government 4b

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some states had their own armies
IN the Articles of Confederation
strong court system
NOT in the Articles of Confederation
unanimous vote needed to pass a law
NOT in the Articles of Confederation
each state granted 2 votes
NOT in the Articles of Confederation
Baron de Montesquieu
believed that political liberty could best be preserved if the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government had equal power, AND proposed the separation of powers that became an important element in the constitution
Shays' Rebellion
an uprising of mostly small farmers protesting debt and taxes
Second Continental Congress
served as the central government during the Revolutionary War
Articles of Confederation
the first national government of the United States
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
No more than five states could be formed from this territory
strong executive branch
IN the Articles of Confederation
each state one vote regardless of population
IN the Articles of Confederation
confederation
the central government is NOT the center of power
sovereignty
the major inadequacy of the Articles of Confederation in creating a true nation-state
1781
the year the Revolutionary War ended
Declaration of Independence
document adopted on July 4, 1776
the people
one of the main problems with the Articles of Confederation was that there was no direct contact between this and the central government
trade and money
In 1785, Maryland and Virginia called a meeting to try to resolve what problems under the Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention
a meeting with the purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation
Federalists
group that believed that a new national government needed to be created because of the failures of the Articles of Confederation