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Constitution

Plan for a Government

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Bicameral

Two-house legislators
In most states

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Republic

A government where citizens rule through elected reps

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Articles of Confederation

America's first constitution a central government The congress
Could: conduct foreign affairs, maintain Armed Forces, borrow money, and issue currency
Could Not: do the three T's-troops, taxes, trade
States were independent-A weak central government

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Petition

Apply to

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Northwest Territory

Five smaller territories-see flash card ordinance

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Ordinance

Law
Stab list of procedure for surveying and selling the Western lands north of the Ohio River

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Robert Morris

An idea for import tax-5%
Approved by all states but Rhode Island-could not be passed

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Depreciated

Fallen in value-the Continental currency
Could not collect tax

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John Jay

American secretary of foreign affairs

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John Adams

Sent to discuss problems with Great Britain
-Troops in America
-Trade was being kept from colonists
Great Britain would not talk
Said-Colonists did not pay Loyalists land
No one is following the rules of the Treaty of Paris 1783!

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Confederation

League of independent states