US history project

US history project

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  • Welcome to old America
  • we operate under the articles of confederation!!
  • but like any other system of government we have our strengths and weaknesses
  • STRENGTHS ~Gave the new gov. the power to declare war ~Make peace treaties ~Borrow money ~Establish a postal service ~Deal with native americans
  • ~Made the Northwest Ordinance Solved a dispute between states over land acquired in the Treaty of Paris, 1783. States agreed to give up land claims and the Northwest Ordinance created a way to add new states to the Union
  • WEAKNESSES ~Congress couldn't collect taxes ~Congress couldn't regulate interstate or foreign trade ~Each state only had 1 vote in Congress ~9 out of 13 states had to agree on a law 
  • ~Articles could only be amended if ALL states approved ~No executive branch (NO PRESIDENT!) ~No court system ~there were 13 separate states that acted as their own entity (body)
  • Now onto the There fifths and the GREAT COMPROMISE!!!
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