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ss seba grade 7 chapter 7 and 8 final

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in 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed a committee to draw up a plan for a new central government. The result of the committee's work was the _______________________. This is the nation's first constitution. Adopted in November 1777

The ___________________ established a weak central government. The states kept most of their power. Each state retained its sovereignty, freedom and independence. The ________________ gave Congress limited powers. Congress could conduct 1) foreign affairs, 2) maintain armed forces 3)borrow money and 4) issue currency.
Congress did not have the power to 1) regulate trade 2) force citizens to join the army or 3) impose taxes. If Congress needed to raise money or troops, it had to ask the states. States were not required to contribute

There was no chief executive. This is an official, such as a president or a governor, who carries out the laws and leads the government in its day-to-day operations. Under the ______________ government carried out its business, such as selling western lands, through congressional committees.

All the states had to approve the Articles and any amendments. Yet not every state supported the ____________________.

Each state had one vote regardless of population. States with large populations believed they should have more votes

Disputes over land also threatened to block approval of the Articles. By 1780, seven of the original states lay claim to areas in the West. Maryland refused to approve until New York, Virginia and other states abandoned their land claims west of the Appalachian Mountains. This done, Maryland joined the other 12 states in approving the ______________.