US History 1- The Construction of the Constitution
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What were the colonists familiar with in terms of government?
A monarchy, Britain's representative government.
How did the Declaration of Independence set a common goal for the colonies?
Articles of Confederation
A weak constitution that governed America during the Revolutionary War.
an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.
What powers did the national government have under the Articles of Confederation?
It gave the new national government power to declare war, make peace, and sign treaties. It could borrow money, set standards for coins and weights and measures, establish a postal service, and deal with the Native American peoples.
What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
Created no separate executive department to carry out and enforce the acts of Congress and no national court system to interpret the meaning of laws.
What was the major crisis that arouse after the implementation of the Articles?
The country was in debt, citizens could not pay their taxes.
What government issues arise after the American Revolution?
Each state functioned independently by pursuing its own interests rather than those of the nation as a whole.
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