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political power is with the people, people elect officials and choose government limitations
After the Revolution, Native Americans wanted...
to stay separate from the United States and to control their own land
State constitutions provided...
more voting rights, annual elections, more legislature seats, bill of rights
Soon after the Revolutionary war, the American economy experienced...
depression, issues between creditors and debtors, closed british and american tradition
The Land Ordinance of 1785 provided ordered division of western land into townships of ___ , which contained ___ acres each.
The Northwest Ordinance of 1785...
provided a system of state creation, said that the area above the Ohio river should be 3,4, or 5 states, that a territory could become a state when it contained 60,000 white males, made slavery illegal in the Northwest
After the Revolution, the British...
were angry about Loyalist treatment, kept forts around the Great Lakes, attempt to ally with Vermont, and play sovereign states against one another
(true or false) In the 1780's, Spain was a good ally in securing the United States sovereignty
Nationalists saw huge problems in...
unpaid debts, social unrest's, regional rivalries, uncertain status of the west, state representation in congress, lack of central government
The Constitution writers in Philadelphia were concerned about...
how state populations should be represented in the congress
Philadelphia delegates envision the "electoral college" which would...
keep the president from the whims of the uninformed public and the legislature
One of the most subtle but significant changes to the Constitution was...
changing the preamble to "We the People..."
The creators of the Constitution assumed that being an American citizen would be...
in the best interest of the public
The fears of anti-federalists were eased by...
a promised bill of rights, there could be an empire and personal freedom, Madison, Jay, and Hamilton in "The Federalists"
(true or false) By March 4, 1789, most members of the government under the new Constitution seemed eager to get started
The United States more ethnically, socially, and theologically homogeneous (same) region was...
In the 1780's, many Southerners, because of revolutionary ideal...
freed their own slaves, questioned the morality of slavery, scared of competition from freed black slaves
Many sons of planters, limited by the land they could obtain migrated...
west to start new plantations
Alexander Hamilton financial plan included...
equal state debts, a whiskey tax, the creation of a national bank
The people who opposed Hamilton's whiskey tax were...
backcounty Pennsylvanians who didn't want to pay the tax
got the British to abandon their northwest forts, opened trade routes in India and the Caribbean, gave the British the status of "most favored nation"
The French foreign ministers who demanded a bribe and loan from America for the privilege of talking to them were known as...
X,Y, and Z
The four acts passed in 1789 by Federalists that were against the constitution were...
The Alien and Sedation Acts
nullification was a...
state rights doctrine where a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
Secretary of the Constitutional Convention, became early leader of the House, Democratic-Republican
French ambassador who ignored Washington wish to be neutral, almost executed by guillotine
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