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Chapter 7 and constitution study guide

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1 strength or thing gov't could do:
issue curcreny
2 strength or thing gov't could do:
maintain armed forces
3 strength or thing gov't could do:
conduct foreign affairs
1 weakness or thing gov't couldnt do:
impose taxes
2 weakness or thing gov't couldnt do:
regulate trade
3 weakness or thing gov't couldnt do:
lacked a cheif executive (head leader)
1 problem the U.S. was having w/ britan as a result of not honoring the Treaty of Paris
problem w/ Britian as a result of not honoring the treaty of paris was british merchants were keeping american merchants out of profitable aeras
1 problem the U.S was having w/ Spain as a result of westward expansion
problem w/ Spain as a result of westward expansion was spain closed the lower part of the Mississppi river to American shipping
What happened in Shays rebellion:
The farmers in shays rebellon were getting their land taken away to pay depts so they tried to burn the courthouse
Why did Shay's rebellion worry americans:
Shay's rebellion worried Americans because the gov't could not control unrest and prevent violence
What is the preamble and what does it do:
The preamble is the introduction to the constitution and reflects the basic principle of american gov't
How many articles are in the constitution:
there are 7 articles in the constitution
What do the first three articles talk about
The first three articles talk about the 3 branches of gov't
Qualifactions for Reprsentative:
Qualifactions for Representative are 25 years of age or older, must live in the U.S. for 7 years, and you have to run for where you live
Qualifactions for Senate:
Qualifactions for Senate are 30 years of age, citizen for 9 years, and live in the state you are running for
what is the length of term for Represetative:
2 years for Representative
what is the length of term for Senate:
6 years for Senate
what is the length of term for President
8 years for president
Qualifactions for president:
Qualifactions for president are 35 years of age, must be a citizen of U.S. by birth, and a resident of the U.S. for 14 years
Who introduced the Virginia Plan:
Edmund Randolph introduced the V plan
Who introduced the New Jersey Plan:
William Paterson introduced the NJ plan