Flashcards in Lesson 4 Deck (16)
American Ambassador to Great Britain
Who Wrote the Circular Letter?
Who Wrote the Vices of the US Political System?
Purpose of Mount Vernon Conference:
To get navigation on the Potomac worked out
Purpose of Annapolis Convention:
To consider a uniform system of conducting commercial relations
Purpose of Philadelphia Convention
To revise the Articles
Two Acts of Continental Congress Concerning Successful Land Policy for the Northwest Territory
Land Ordinance of 1785 and Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Accomplishments of the Continental Congress
The two land policies, writing of the Declaration of Independence, it kept the US together during its formative years, etc.
A merchant of Philadelphia, a political science at Harvard. He proposed the formation of a new constitution and wrote stirring articles that only a new Constitution would save the US
The heroic General of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. He held many meeting at his Mount Vernon estate. He believed the US wasn't going in a very good direction and wanted a new Constitution
He thought a strong government was needed and served in the Continental Congress
The American Ambassador to Britain for three years
He thought that a strong government was needed as well. He persuaded the Annapolis Convention delegates to make a report to the legislature of the five states and to Congress. It presented not only the commercial regulations but other important matters.
Between 1783-1787, Britain passed the Navigation Acts which prohibited US ships to the West Indies and they prohibited US ships from carrying goods from America to England in attempt to destroy US fishing and shipping industries
Three Powers Given to Congress Under the Articles
Congress could raise armies
Congress could declare war
Congress could sign treaties