SS.7.C.1.5 VOCAB

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Articles of Confederation
the first constitution of the United States
confederation
a system of government where power is located with the independent states and there is little power in the central government; a confederation is also known as a confederal system
Constitutional Convention
a meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 where delegates decided to throw out the Articles of Confederation and draft the Constitution
Shays's Rebellion
an event when 2,000 Massachusetts farmers rebelled against land foreclosures and debt from the Revolutionary War
tax
money charged by a government for specific facilities or services