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  • State Constitutions
  • Creating the Articles of Confederation
  • The Articles of Confederation
  • The Ordinance of 1785
  • I'll like to buy title to this land.
  • A state constitution is the governing document of a U.S. state. State constitutions establish certain parts of government for the State, grant these parts with their powers, and deny certain other powers. The average length of a state constitution is about 39,000 words.
  • The Northwest Ordinance
  • The Articles of Confederation was the first attempt at trying to establish a national government after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
  • Should the US start a war against Iran?
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  • The Land Ordinance of 1785 was enacted by the U.S. Congress under the Articles of Confederation. It set up a standardized system in which settlers could buy title to farmland in the undeveloped west. 
  • Shay’s Rebellion
  • The Northwest Ordinance established a government for the Northwest Territory, provided a strategy for accepting new states to the Union, and guaranteed that all of the new states would be equal to the original thirteen states.
  • • Congress had no power to collect taxes so the government was always lacking money. • Congress had no money to handle foreign trade so trading with other states was hard. • Approval of 9 out of 13 states was needed to enact laws so it was hard to make laws. • The Articles of Confederation only could have been changed by a unanimous vote.
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  • During the Revolutionary War, farmers were promised that they did not have to pay taxes and other debts on their land. However, these promises were not kept. So, numerous western Massachusetts farmers rebelled by not letting judges enter the courthouses. Because of this, American leaders created the Constitutional Convention, which led to the writing of the US Constitution.
  • KEEP YOUR PROMISE!
  • KEEP YOUR PROMISE
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