Foundations of America Quiz
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Why did Thomas Paine think that America should be Independent?
Since he believed that England was more concerned about itself than America. This caused Thomas Paine to think that America would have been even better than they are now if England wasn't ruling over them.
What is the Articles of Confederation and when was it submitted and ratified?
It was the first national constitution which outlined the new government. It was submitted in 1777 and ratified in 1781
What effect did Shays' Rebellion have on the public opinion?
Every state had farmers who were put in debtors prison. The national government would take taken care of the rebellion if they had had an army.
What were the major complaints of Shay and his followers?
The money which they got paid for fighting in the war being came worthless causing the national government to take away your house since you don't have the money to pay your taxes.
In what ways did Shay's rebellion show the weaknesses of the Articles of Constitution?
The federal government had no army. The currency was different in each state. There was no federal court.
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