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4.1 and 4.2 - The New Government (Articles of Confederation)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church
The first major protestant religious organization established primarily by and for African Americans in the United States.
An idea that developed after the American Revolution centered on the belief that it was the role of women to uphold the ideals of the Revolution by passing on republican values to the next generation. The term was coined by historians in the 20th Century.
An American who owned his own modest farm a primarily with family labor. According to Thomas Jefferson, he was the embodiment of the ideal American: honest, virtuous, hardworking, and independent.
Document that outlines the form and function of the United States government. Written in 1787, it has been amended less than 30 times.
A legislature with only one group or body of representatives.
Articles of Confederation
The plan for government created during the War for Independence. It featured a unicameral legislature, no executive, and favored state power over federal power. It proved ineffective and was replaced by the Constitution.
Ordinance of 1784, Land Ordinance of 1785 and Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Laws that outlined the process of settlement of the Northwest Territory. They provided for an orderly, rectangular pattern of land division, set aside land for schools, and banned slavery.
Area that today includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconson.
Economic Crisis of the 1780s
Period after the conclusion of the War for Independence characterized by unemployment, debt, a stagnant economy and social and political upheaval. Hamilton's economic plans were designed to address this its problems.
Farmer and former Revolutionary War soldier who organized a rebellion in Western Massachusetts in 1786-87. He and his followers were upset about economic inequalities and debt laws that disadvantaged farmers.
Followers of Daniel Shays.
Uprising in Western Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays in 1786-87. Farmers were upset about economic conditions and debt laws and closed down courthouses to prevent repossession of lands and debtors prison convictions.
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