#21 Government by Confederation

"Critical Period"

1.  Was America going to pay her debts?

2.  Was America going to uphold the Bill of Rights?

3.  Was America's leaders strong enough to consider the nation as a whole?

4.  With the New Government brings change.  Land opportunities. 
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1.  The Articles of Confederation became, in effect, America's first national constitution.

2.  Provided for only a legislative branch.

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Articles were weak   
1.  9 states had to ratify laws

2.  No executive or judicial branches
3.  No power to tax.
4. State regions fought over self-serving interests

  Post Revolutionary War United States

One of the bright spots for the Articles was the Land Ordinance of 1787

or Northwest Territory of 1787


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  Look at the map on page 137

Land Ordinance for the Northwest Territory

        1. Provided for the surveying of territory.

        2.  Once a population gets to 60,000 then area could become a state.

        3.  Territory must have Religious freedom, and prohibited slavery,

 Shays' Rebellion

( Daniel Shay)

        1.  Massachusetts farmers lost their farms (foreclosure) and had to pay high taxes in Massachusetts.

        2.  Revolt grew to over 2000 before cooler heads prevailed.

3.  Put fear in the hearts of Americans everywhere, and told leaders that we need a stronger central government.

Colonial regions fought over self-serving interests

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Use a concept in a new situation or unprompted use of an abstraction. Applies what was learned in the classroom into novel situations in the workplace.










Separates material or concepts into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood. Distinguishes between facts and inferences.  Synthesis:
Builds a structure or pattern from diverse elements. Put parts together to form a whole, with emphasis on creating a new meaning or structure.

Make judgments about the value of ideas or materials.