The Treaty of Paris recognized the United States independence. It ceded most of it's territory east of the Mississippi.
The constitutional convention took place from May 25 to September 27 in the old state house in PA. This was suppose to take place to revise the Articles of Confederation but they had bigger things they wanted to go over.
Peace!!!, and compromise.
Treaty of Paris
We are now recognized as independent!!!
In 1776 the second continental congress told the committee to make a plan for a more central government and in November 1777 the nations first constitution was made. "The Articles of Confederation.
The Articles of confederation had a weak central government. The states had most of the power,
All the states had to approve the articles which led to conflict between the states.
The congress couldn't regulate trade, maintain armed forces, or borrow money.
These articles gave the congress very little power to do anything.
Shays rebellion was a uprising in Massachusetts because farmers were in debt because the government was collecting more taxes.
I have no money
I can't support my family.
Hmm... What if we did this...
What if we fail our people.
What if this doesn't turn out good!!!
I have a idea.
The seven principles of the constitution!!!
The seven principles of the constitution were popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, judicial review, republicanism, and federalism. This set of principles set the framework for the constitution.
The Judicial Branch
The 3 branches of the government are the Judicial Branch which is where the supreme court is and they work on interpreting state laws, settling legal disputes, and punishing violators of the law. The Executive Branch is the branch that has the President and the Vice President. This branch works on negotiating treaties, appointed cabinet members, and acts as head of the armed forces. The last branch is the Legislative Branch and this branch is made up of the Senate and the house of representatives and they work on making laws and writing them and then the senate must ratify them by the 2/3 votes.