Chapter 7. Lesson 7-1. Thirteen Independent States A. Katherine while americans were fighting for their independence on the battlefield, they were also creating new governments. B. Becca british ignored the treaty of paris and kept troops at the frontier post on american territory
A. Katherine while americans were fighting for their independence on the battlefield, they were also creating new governments.
B. Beccabritish ignored the treaty of paris and kept troops at the frontier post on american territory
C. Malaci by the end of 1776,eight states had drafted constiutions
D. Laura the british rule made americans cautious about placing to much power in a single ruler. For that reason the states adopted constitution that limited the power of the governor.
E. Morgan The state constitutions restricted the powers of the governors which made the legislatures the most powerful branch of government
A. Nate dog in 1776 the second continental congress appointed a committee to draw up a plan for a new government.
B. Taten-___-……Articles of Confederation-Consisted of Congress, had authority to conduct foreign affairs, maintained armed forces, borrow money, issue currency-November 1777
Maryland refused to aprove Article.
C. Hunter The article of confederation did not provide a government strong enough to handle problems facing the united states. :P
D. Banks Under the confederation government, Americans won their independence and expanded foreign trade:/
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E. Nancy on march 1 ,1781 the confederation became the government of the united states.
F. Zane the confederation government had it weaknesses but it won Americans their independence
H. Mr. Freeman It could not pass alaw unless nine states voted for it.
I. Mr. Freeman To change the A of C, all 13 states had to give consent.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787-it created lands north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River.
B. The Shays’ Rebellion occurred as a result of the problems farmers suffered. In 1787 Daniel Shays led a group of more than 1,000 angry farmers in forcing courts in western Massachusetts to close so judges could not seize farmers’ lands.
D. Americans felt the impact of the Shays uprising. Many were scared that future uprisings could occur.
E. Slavery was a difficult issue that many people and group began to work toward ending.
1. Quakers organized the first American Antislavery Society in 1774.
2. In 1780 Pennsylvania passed a law that provided for freeing enslaved people gradually.
3. In 1783 a Massachusetts court ruled slavery was illegal.
4. Between 1784 and 1804, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey passed laws that gradually ended slavery.
E. The Virginia Plan, proposed by Edmund Randolph from Virginia, called for a two-house legislature, a chief executive chosen by the legislature, and a court system.
F. The New Jersey Plan, proposed by William Paterson, modified the Articles of Confederation.
B. The Great Compromise was the agreement used to resolve the representation issues. Roger Sherman of Connecticut proposed the plan. It said that:
C. Another compromise plan to resolve the issue of slavery said that Congress would not interfere with the slave trade until 1808. Beginning that year, Congress could limit the slave trade if it chose to. The Northerners, who wanted to abolish slavery throughout the nation and had already banned the slave trade in their states, compromised the Southern states that considered slavery and the slave trade essential to their economies.
D. The Bill of Rights was proposed to protect the new government from abusing its power. George Mason of Virginia proposed a bill of rights, but it was defeated. Most of the delegates felt that the Constitution already provided adequate protection of the people’s rights.
E. On September 17, 1787, after four months of discussion and planning, the delegates met to sign the document. All but three delegates signed. The Confederation Congress sent the approved draft for state consideration. Nine of the thirteen states were needed for the Constitution to be approved.