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Unit 5: Articles of Confederation

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  • Q1
    First constitution of US - created a WEAK national government and gave sovereignty to the state governments
    Articles of Confederation
  • Q2
    Supreme power or authority
  • Q3
    Official approval
  • Q4
    Won the Revolution; negotiated the Treaty of Paris; passed the Northwest Ordinance
    Strengths of the Articles of Confederation government
  • Q5
    National government too weak; war debt but no power to tax; fighting among the states; one branch (no executive to enforce laws or judicial to judge laws/law breakers or settle disputes between states); no respect from foreign nations
    Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation government
  • Q6
    Government created by the Articles of Confederation; one house legislature with one voter per state
    Confederation Congress
  • Q7
    Trade between states; Confederation Congress did not have authority to control this which led to fighting among the states
    interstate commerce
  • Q8
    Uprising of farmers in Massachusetts who were angry about high state taxes; made many in nation realize a stronger national government was needed to assist states in times of crisis
    Shays' Rebellion
  • Q9
    Had sovereignty under the Articles of Confederation; could coin & print own money, have own army, regulate own trade with other states and foreign nations; refuse to send tax money and/or troops to national government
    state governments
  • Q10
    A region of the US organized by the Land Ordinance of 1785; boundaries were the Great Lakes (N), Appalachian Mountains (E), Ohio River (S) and Mississippi Rivers (W)
    Northwest Territory
  • Q11
    Defined process for territories to become states (population reached 60,000), banned slavery in the Northwest Territory
    Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • Q12
    Required states to give up their western land claims to the federal government; federal government could then sell the land to help pay war debt
    Land Ordinance of 1785
  • Q13
    Make laws; declare war, make treaties; print and coin money; establish post offices (war, treaties, money, mail)
    Powers of the Confederation Congress
  • Q14
    A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
  • Q15
    Another name for national or central government

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