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  • John, I guess we will have to make a form of government.
  • Mr. Franklin, it looks like state constitutions are taking over! 
  • Make it so 9 out of 13 colonies need to agree on a new law and all the colonies need to agree to change this government. Also call it the Articles of confederation.
  • I don't want to have a government thats was like the kings, so lets make us not be able to tax.
  • Make the funds from the sales go into education. Lets start public funded education.
  • 8 years later...
  • It looks the Ordinance of 1785 has arrived bringing townships which are a piece of territory the size of 36 square miles.
  • I guess this will set up the government for the northwest territory.
  • 2 years later...
  • It looks like the Northwest Ordinance is here with three requirements to make a state: at least a population of 60,000, must make a state consitution, and must petition congress for admittance. 
  • I guess we have to work on that...
  • Mr. Franklin, some problems with the Articles are there are no set form of money, we can't regulate trade, it's nearly impossible to change the Articles, we can't collect taxes, there is no central figure.
  • Yep. It's time for a new government.
  • Mr. Franklin! It is terrible. Shay's Rebellion is crazy. People are in danger!
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