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articles of confederation

a set of laws that governed the United States

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legislative Branch

the part of government that is responsible for making laws

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executive branch

headed by the President, executes, or puts in action, the laws passed by the Congress

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judicial branch

made up of the courts and judges who interpret and apply the laws in cases brought before them

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constitution

a plan of government that describes the different parts of the government and their duties and powers

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republic

a government run by the people through their elected representatives

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shays rebellion

a crisis that occurred in Massachusetts that would boost support for the Nationalists cause

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specie

gold or silver coin

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when were the articles of confederation written

1777

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what were the articles of confederation

our first play of government

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when was the critical period

11781-1787

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who wrote the articles

second continental congress

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did the articles of confederation work

no they were not successful

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in the articles, how many branches were there

1 branch of government

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what is a one branch government called

a unicameral government (one house)

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in the articles, how many votes did each star the have

one vote; no matter the size of the state

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in the articles, what couldn't the government do

execute federal taxes/
couldn't regulate trade

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what branches didn't the articles of confederation have

no executive branch or judicial branch

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why didn't they have an executive branch

they were afraid that it was going to be just like when Britain was in charge

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why wasn't their a judicial branch

each state had their own, so there wasn't just one

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how many votes were needed to get a new amendment

13/13

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how many votes were needed to create or change a law

9/13

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how much money were we in debt in 1786

50 million dollars

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what was the deal with money

we had no national money so each state had their own currency; because of this each colonies money could be worth more or less

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what states were heavily taxing other states

sea ports

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what group of people got together in 1780

the nationalists

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what did the nationalists call for

a stronger national government

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who made up the nationalists

government officials/
merchants/
people of the upper class

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what did the people who were against the nationalists fear

they feared a strong national government

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when an intervention was called, what problem did they face

only 12 delegates form five states attended the convention

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because of the lack of delegates what did everyone decide to do

meet in Philly the following year to talk about the articles again

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when was shay's rebellion

1786

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why is shay in jail

for all of his debts

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what was shay previously in his life

a soldier

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where did Shay's rebellion happen

springfield Mass.

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what were the causes of shays rebellion

teure was a lot of debt so they were trying to get that money back with different taxes

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who had a lot of debt during shays rebellion

farmers

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what did the government do to those people who had a lot of debt

they foreclosed their land

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what did this government action do to those people

it took away their livelihood because they were farmers and obviously needed the land

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what did the farmers do in response

they started a protest

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where and what did the farmers do during the protest

they marched to the weapons arsenal and took the weapons and started rebellion

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what could the government do about the rebellion

nothing because they didn't have an army anymore; this made them realize that they needed a stronger national government

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when was the constitutional convention

May 1787- september 1787 in Philly

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what did the people of the constitutional convention want to do to the articles

did not want to completely change them, they went to fix them

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did their plan for the articles work at the constitutional convention

no they ended up scratching everything and starting over

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how many delegates and from how many states were there at the constitutional convention

55 delegates from 12 states

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who was the only state that did not go to the constitutional convention

Rhode Island

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why didn't this state go to the constitutional convention

they were afraid that since they were such a small state that a strong national government would take away, maybe, from many of their rights

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who is the last state to ratify the constitution and how long after was it

rhode island; signed it three years after it was written up and signed by everyone else (1790)

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why did this state end up signing the constitution

because they would be subject to attack, as the rest of the colonies were apart of America and they were not, along with having to pay taxes because they were on that land

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what people went to the convention

all sorts of people

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what was the youngest age at the constitutional convention

27

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what was the average age at the constitutional convention

42

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what was the oldest age at the constitutional convention and who was it

82; Ben Franklin

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was the constitutional convention public or private

it was supposed to be private but that didn't happen

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why wasn't the constitutional convention private

James Madison kept a journal of anything that people said, any conversation or argument that they had

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who were the people that were not at the constitutional convention

John Adams/
Thomas Jefferson/

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who presided (like a judge) over the constitutional convention

George Washington

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why didn't John Adams go to the constitutional convention

he was the minister of england so he was there

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why wasn't Thomas Jefferson at the constitutional convention

he was the minister to France so he was there