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Development of the US Government
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Articles of Confederation
the first constitution of the United States
An important law passed by Congress under the Articles of Confederation. The law prohibited slavery in the Northwest Territory and provided for settling the western lands and the admission and organization of new states.
An armed revolt by Massachusetts farmers in 1786-87 who sought relief from debts and foreclosures of mortgages.
Second Continental Congress
The body of delegates representing the colonies that met in 1775 shortly after the start of the Revolutionary War.
Proclamation of 1763
A law banning settlements in certain western lands.
Sugar Act of 1764
Law to prevent the smuggling of goods in and out of the colonies. Also required all timber, sugar and tobacco to be shipped directly to Britain and set new taxes on clothes, wine, coffee and sugar
a tax on every legal document, newspaper, pamphlet, and deck of cards coming into the colonies.
Quartering Act 1765
The law required colonists who were innkeepers or public officials to house and feed the British soldiers.
Tea Act 1773
Law made it so that only the East India Company could sell tea in the colonies.
Three successes of the Articles of Confederation
Successfully waged war against Great Britain
Negotiated the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War
The Northwest Ordinance made it so new states had a path to join the union
Three failures of the Articles of Confederation
Congress had no way to raise money.
Congress had no power to regulate trade or enforce trade agreements within individual states.
Congress had no power over state governments or the citizens that lived within those states.
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