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The Critical Period 1781-1789

  1. 1. 1. Impact of the Revolution  All Men Created Equal  Slavery attacked  Voting increases  Women’s rights 2. Representative Democracy 3.    US problems debt Spanish and British between states 4. Westward Expansion notes1
  2. 2. 5. Articles of Confederation -- 1781 to 1789 Why AOC failed…? Shay’s Rebellion Anarchy = “mobocracy” 6. Call for a new constitution Notes2
  3. 3. 1. Impact of the Revolution • Principles of the DOI notes1
  4. 4. “All Men Created Equal” •New England states are the first to abolish slavery after the Revolution. •Middle States would abolish later…. •In 1791, the Quakers formed first Anti-Slavery Society and Underground Railroad •Southern States would expand slavery after the invention of the cotton gin. •As country expands, North and South would compromise over the issue of slavery…… slavery
  5. 5. “All Men Created Equal” •Mason Dixon Line set the precedent over dividing the country over slavery. •Ohio River would be the dividing boundary between North and South.
  6. 6. Social Change • Abolition of Aristocratic Titles – Social mobility • Separation of Church and state • The institution of slavery contradicted the idea that “all men are created equal” – Several northern states would abolish slavery. – Majority of southern slave-owners came to believe that slave labor was essential to their economy • Voting rights would expand • Despite their contributions during the war, women remained in a second-class status
  7. 7. 1790 WMA 21 yrs. old, educated and property owner……. voting Several states would drop property qualifications and education…….
  8. 8. •Abigail Adams—1790’to early 1800’s •Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony---1830’s to 1900’s Republican motherhood • Concept that a woman’s role was •Women’s rights reformers to stay at home and raise the next generation of PATRIOTS. •citizenship •This was a role to be proud of because a woman’s responsibility was to teach and raise their children in •right to vote REPUBLICANISM. REPUBLICANISM •education •Supported the abolition of slavery •Republican motherhood •Despite their contributions, women’s rights did not progress and would remain 2nd class Picture/Anthony & Stanton citizens
  9. 9. •Also referred to as a republic Concept: Republicanism •Government authority comes from the people who elect officials that represent their interests •Promoted the end of slavery, slavery encouraged education and sacrifice for the public good
  10. 10. •13 colonies had a tradition of governing themselves….. •Elected their own representative law making bodies. •Passed laws to keep peace within their communities. • Colonies had a tradition of representative democracy. democracy •That’s why they fought the Revolution.
  11. 11. State Constitutions & State Governments • Common aspects – Each state listed the basic rights and freedoms that belonged to all citizens • “unalienable rights” • i.e. jury trial and freedom of religion – Separation of powers • Legislative powers to an elected two-house legislature • Executive powers to an elected governor • Judicial powers to a system of courts – All white males with property could vote • Based on the assumption that property-owners had a larger stake in government than did the poor and property-less • Elected officials higher qualifications than the voters
  12. 12. State Constitutions Common Features of State 1. Popular sovereignty was the basis for every new State constitution. Constitutions Popular Sovereignty Limited Government 2. 3. 1. 2. 1. Civil Rights and Liberties Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances 2. 1. 2. Government can exist and function only with the consent of the governed. People hold power and are sovereign. Limited government was a major feature of each State constitution. Powers delegated to government were granted reluctantly and hedged with many restrictions. In every State it was made clear that the sovereign people held certain rights that the government must respect at all times. Seven of the new constitutions contained a bill of rights, setting out the “unalienable rights” State governments were purposely divided among three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. Each branch was given powers with a system of checks and balances.
  13. 13. We owed France, Spain and other countries who helped us with the Revolutionary War. Foreign Debt $11,710,000 Individual states owed citizens who loaned money to their state. State Debt $21,500,000 US Govt. owed soldier’s for fighting in the war, debts to British and Loyalists. Federal Domestic Debt $42,414,000 $80 Million debt
  14. 14. British were to remove their troops from US soil…..The National Government under the AOC was powerless to force Great Britain to honor the Treaty of Paris, 1783 Jays
  15. 15. Disputed Territorial Claims Between Spain & the US: 1783-1796
  16. 16. State Claims to Western Lands
  17. 17. Northwest Territory USA
  18. 18. 5. Our first Constitution -- 1781 to 1789
  19. 19. A/C chart •Our first constitution (law of the land) and land attempt to create a democratic government based on the ideas of DOI . •Written by 2nd Continental Congress during War and took effect in March 1781… Becomes the Confederation Congress •Founding Fathers were determined not to have a king…..
  20. 20. A/C chart Confederation Government govt. of loosely organized states Each state independent and conducted their own affairs Created a weak national govt. which had little powers to solve US problems States held more power than US govt. Would unite in times of crisis. “Treaty of Cooperation between the states”
  21. 21. Government Structure •Congress--1 branch •Confederation Congress •No executive branch or president… •No judicial system….. •One vote per state regardless of size Powers of Congress •Make war and peace •make treaties •build navy and army •settle disputes among states •set up monetary system State Responsibilities •Obey Articles and acts of Congress •provide funds and troops when “requested” by Congress •States regulated own trade and taxed each other •States had their own currency Major Problem: Created a weak national govt that could not tax, regulate trade or enforce its laws because the states held more power than the National Government.
  22. 22. Major Problem Could not tax, regulate trade or enforce its laws because the states held more power than the National Government. Why? Feared a government like King George
  23. 23. National Govt. AOC/Congress given 20% of govt.powers States given 80% of governmental powers…States were over the National Govt. Fearing a strong central govt. like King George the AOC created a weak National Government that was not given the power to tax, regulate trade or enforce their laws. EFFECTS Could not deal effectively with US problems.
  24. 24. ■Grid system was created by Thomas Jefferson… ■Structured and organized land policy Northwest Territory ■Allowed for a peaceful purchase of land. ■Promoted an orderly expansion westward.. ■Confederation Congress convinced states who claimed land out west to cede their land to the US Govt. ■US Govt. was to come up with a fair and reasonable land policy…..Unlike the Proclamation of 1763….
  25. 25. Land Ordinance Northwest Territory Plot #16 was set aside for public education Public Land sold for $1.00 to $2.00 an acre = pay debt
  26. 26. An addition to the Land Ordinance of 1785 Northwest Territory Congress sold land in large blocks, 40, 80, 160, 320 and 640 acres. $1 to 2$ an acre to help pay debt. Encouraged settlers to form townships. New states formed would be = to original 13 Influx of settlers causes violence with Indians Guaranteed settlers “unalienable rights”
  27. 27. Ohio 1ST STEP 2nd STEP 3rd STEP WHEN PEOPLE FIRST SETTLE IN THE AREA: 5,000 FREE ADULT MALES: 60,000 SETTLERS: Congress appoints a governor and three judges to govern the territory Landowners elect a congress to make laws and raise taxes with approval of governor. 1 representative is elected to the US Congress who can debate but not vote. Becomes a state, with its own government and constitution. New states admitted with same rights as the original states. No more than 5 states can carved out of this area. The Northwest Ordinance encouraged ideals of the DOI and republicanism (representative democracy) religious freedom, protection of liberty and property, democracy property encouraged education, admitted new states and no slavery. education
  28. 28. In early 1787 a group of small farmers protested against the Massachusetts govt. Why? They were in debt, their homes being repossessed and unfair taxation. They were led by Daniel Shays, a former army captain in the Revolutionary War. The purpose of the rebellion was to prevent foreclosures by keeping the courts from sitting until the next election. Shay’s Rebellion was put down by private army paid for by wealthy merchants from Boston. The AOC was unable to put down the rebellion with a national guard or army.
  29. 29. Shays Daniel Shay 1785 to 1787, unfair taxes, debt and foreclosure Farmer’s rebellion to overthrow Mass. Govt.
  30. 30. Shays Outcomes Attacks by Shay followers Rebellion put down by a private militia US Govt. too weak to put down rebellion Americans feared govt. too weak = anarchy Encounters between Shay’s and hired militias. Call for a Constitutional Convention to change AOC and create a stronger national government.
  31. 31. notes3 total chaos, mob rule, survival of the fittest, no respect for law and order or attempting to overthrow the authority of govt. = unstable govt. = no govt. “MOBOCRACY”
  32. 32. Why A New Constitution The AOC was unable to act decisively in a time of crisis (could not protect life, liberty and property). Provided all the evidence needed to finally convene and revise the constitution. Why was Shay’s Rebellion such a concern to our founding fathers?
  33. 33. The Elites Response to Shay’s Rebellion: “Respectable” Americans were shocked by the violence. Feared “mobocracy”. Let us have { a Constitution } by which our lives, liberties and properties will be secured....
  34. 34. The Elites Response to Shay’s Rebellion The Annapolis Convention (1786) George Washington hosted a conference at his home in Mt. Vernon, VA (1785) Representatives agreed that the problems were serious enough to hold further discussions at a later meeting at Annapolis, MD, at which all the states might be represented Only 5 states sent delegates Alexander Hamilton and James Madison persuaded the others to call for a Constitutional Convention, to be held in Philadelphia for the Convention purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation
  35. 35. •3rd major argument between the delegates was how to limit the power of government. government •But, give it enough power to be effective. Created a system of government •Separated the powers of government into 3 branches that are coequal but independent from one another. •To make sure one branch didn’t become to powerful they created a system of checks and balances.
  36. 36. 3 branches Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch •Congress (Art. 1) •President (Art. 2) •Supreme Court (Art. 3) •Makes the law •Carries out the law •Interprets the law 3 Branches are separate, have different powers, co-equal and checks and balances on one another to make sure one branch does not get to powerful
  37. 37. 3 branches Legislative Branch Executive Branch Judicial Branch 3 Branches are separate, have different powers, co-equal and checks and balances on one another to make sure one branch does not get to powerful Legislative Checks On Executive •Override a veto •Declare war •impeachment On Judicial •Approve judges •Impeachment Executive Checks Judicial Checks On Legislative •Veto a law •Ask for war •Propose laws On Judicial •Appoint judges On Executive and Legislative •Declare an act of President or law of Congress unconstitutional •Appointed for life
  38. 38. •4th major argument between the delegates was over slavery. •Southern states wanted their slaves to be counted as part of their population because it would give them more representation in Congress. •Northern states wanted to abolish slavery.. •Southern States would of left the Constitutional Convention if there was an attempt to abolish slavery. •North and South worked out 2 compromises.
  39. 39. •Southern states wanted their slaves to be counted as part of the total population of their state. Why? •This would give them more representatives in Congress. •Thus giving them more voting power in Congress and protecting their self-interest of slavery.
  40. 40. •Northern states objected to the South’s proposal and would only agree to compromise. •3 of every 5 slaves would be counted as part of a state’s total population. •It was supported by both North and South
  41. 41. Georgia’s Population White = 300,000 Slaves = 100,000 3/5’s of 100,000 3/5’s of 100,000 = 60,000 300,000 + 60,000 = Total Population = 360,000 which would be counted towards representation in Congress.
  42. 42. •Northern states agreed to the 3/5’s Compromise only if the South abolished the Slave Trade by 1807…… •Agreement was made….North was hoping slavery would eventually fade away and die out . •This was their step towards abolishing slavery.
  43. 43. •Law created at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. •Escaped slaves captured had to be returned to their plantation owner. •Not enforced in North and led to the creation of the Underground Railroad. •Southerners would become bitter and ultimately left the US.
  44. 44. How the Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation Were Corrected by the Constitution Articles of Confederation • • • • • • • • • States have most of the power and national govt. has little. No executive to carry out the laws of Congress No national courts---only state courts 9/13 states have to approve a law before it goes into effect Congress has no power to tax Congress can not regulate trade among the states. Each state coined its own money. No national currency. Unicameral Congress Articles only a “firm league of friendship” • US Constitution States have some power, but most power is given to the national govt. – Federal Government – – – Executive---enforces law Legislative---makes law Judicial---interprets law • • Electoral College 3 branches of govt. • • Checks and balances Congress given the power to tax, regulate trade and enforce laws. Only national govt. has the power to coin money Bicameral (2 house) Congress Equal Representation by States and a State’s population Constitution established a strong National Govt. over the States and to form a more “perfect union” • • • •
  45. 45. New Constitution New Constitution Ratified in 1789 Ratified in 1789 2 houses of Congress Power to tax Regulate trade President Supreme court ¾’s of states needed Congress makes law A more perfect Union Corrections: The New Constitution corrected the weaknesses of the AOC by giving the national government more power than the states with the ability to tax, regulate trade and enforce its laws.. tax Chapter 2, Section 3 1 2 4 5 Chapter 2, Section 3
  46. 46. •Fifth major argument between the delegates was how to solve the problem over the states having more power than the national government. Framers created a Federal Government •Divided the powers of government on a geographic basis. •They created 3 levels of government. •National, state and local
  47. 47. United States Constitution = •Supreme law of the land…. •It is above all levels of government and no act, law or public policy can be in conflict with it. National Government is over the States. Suprem e law
  48. 48. Delegated Powers given to national govt Expressed Implied Power to tax Make treaties Coin money Establish Post Offices Raise a military Declare war Admit new states Build dams Interstate highways Fund NASA Regulate naturalization Establish courts Recognize new countries Copyright/Patents Weights/measurements Prohibit racism Regulate commerce Concurrent Powers shared by all 3 levels Make/enforce laws Maintain courts Collect taxes Borrow money Charter banks Protect welfare of people Call out the militia Div of powers Reserved Powers given only to the states Provide for education Establish local govts Conduct elections Protect public safety Build state highways Raise a state militia Issue licenses Incorporate businesses Regulate trade in state Regulate drinking age Set speed limit Create counties/cities Decide death penalty Marriage definition Medicinal marijuana
  49. 49. US Govt 1789 States given 40% of governmental powers… States would have some powers to control their own affairs. New Constitution gave the National Govt. 60% of governmental powers….National Govt. was over the states…….. With the new constitution, the National Government was given the power to tax, regulate trade, enforce its laws and over the states. National Govt. law would always be over the states.
  50. 50. 1. Constitutional Convention-----May 1787 to Sept. 1787 •Founding Fathers----- ”framers” •Key issues •Representation •Electoral College •Governmental power •Slavery--------3/5’s Compromise •Federal Government •Corrections made
  51. 51. United States Constitution = •Supreme law of the land…. •US Constitution is over all levels of government. National Government is over the States. Some delegates feared the central government would be too powerful. A federal govt. was created to allow states and local govts to handle their own affairs. National Govt. State Government Powers of government are divided between a National, state and local governments. Powers of government are shared by all levels. Local Government Federal
  52. 52. Facts5 Absent and opposed •In order to ratify or approve the Constitution, the Framers voted to send it to the states to ratify. 9 of the 13 states needed to ratify. •The vote was 39 supporting the Constitution (Federalists) and 16 opposing the Constitution (AntiFederalists) •Would later agree to a Bill of Rights
  53. 53. Art. 5, 6, 7 Federalists A strong national govt over the states was needed to protect “life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness” happiness Constitution was a “sound” document which •George Washington • Ben Franklin, “limited” the power of the national govt. •John Adams, Gave it power to settle problems within the •James Madison Representative democracy is what the •Alexander Hamilton country. constitution was built on and stated in the Preamble, We the People. People Appealed to more the wealthy, business owners and educated.
  54. 54. fedpap The Federalist Papers •The Federalist Papers were a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay which supported the Constitution and convinced Americans that a stronger national government was needed. •Supported the Constitution and a strong central government
  55. 55. Art. 5, 6, 7 Anti-Federalists The national govt was too powerful and it would take away your right to “life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness” happiness •Patrick Henry The constitution was a threat to the “rights” we fought for in the Revolution •Thomas Jefferson States” should have more authority than the •Sam Adams national govt. Feared representative democracy was threatened because our rights were not protected. Appealed to the common man, farmers and less educated
  56. 56. First 10 Amendments to the Constitution in 1791 Rights and freedoms won in the Revolution are preserved and protected… 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. FREEDOM of Religion, Press, Speech, Assembly, Petition RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS No QUARTERING of soldiers in peacetime NO UNREASONABLE SEARCH and SEIZURE PROTECTION of ACCUSED 6. Bill of rights RIGHT TO A SPEEDY, PUBLIC TRIAL BY JURY 7. TRIAL BY JURY IN CIVIL SUITS 8. NO EXCESSIVE FINES or CRUEL PUNISHMENT 9. POWERS RESERVED TO THE PEOPLE 10. POWERS RESERVED TO THE STATES
  57. 57. In order for the new Constitution to become the “law of the land”, 9 of 13 states had to ratify the Constitution. Ratify struggl e 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Delaware 30 – 0 Pennsylvania 46 – 23 New Jersey 38 – 0 Georgia 26 – 0 Connecticut 128 – 40 Massachusetts 187–168 Maryland 63 – 11 South Carolina 149 – 73 New Hampshire 57 – 47 Virginia 89 – 79 New York 30 – 27 North Carolina 194 – 77 Rhode Island 34 - 22
  58. 58. Wash inaugural •New Constitution and Government take effect on April 30, 1789. •Washington begins his presidency in New York City and alternates between there and Philadelphia. •Capital city at this time was New York City.
  59. 59. SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND It represents our belief in •Power of govt. comes from the people •Government power is limited •Ordered, organized and structured govt. •Representative democracy •Written, May 1787 to Sept. 1787 •7,000 words •Longest lasting constitution in history •Greatest symbol of democracy in the world
  60. 60. Art2 WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, •in order to form a more perfect Union •establish Justice •ensure domestic Tranquility •provide for the common defense •promote the general welfare •and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
  61. 61. Article 1 Art1 Legislative Branch Makes the law •Section 1--House of Representatives and Senate •Section 2 & 3---Qualifications for Congress •Section 4---Elections and Meetings •Section 5---Rules of Order •Section 6---Pay Privileges •Section 7---How Bills Become Laws •Section 8---Powers of Congress •Section 9---Powers Denied to Congress •Section 10---Powers Denied to States
  62. 62. Powers congress Article 1 Section 8 •Makes the law •Power to tax •To coin money •Regulate foreign and interstate trade •Raise and maintain armed forces •Declare war •Grant patents and copyrights •Building hydroelectric dams •Interstate highway system •Prohibit racial discrimination
  63. 63. Art2 Article 2 Executive Branch Signs, carries out or executes the law into action •Section 1---Qualifications of President & Vice President •Section 2---Presidential Powers •Section 3---Presidential Duties •Section 4---Impeachment
  64. 64. Art3 Article 2 Executive Power •Signs or enforces the law •Veto power •Commander in Chief •Ask for a declaration of war •Enter into a treaty •Grants pardons and reprieves •Appoints ambassadors, judges and cabinet •Call a special session of Congress President Bush signing a proposed bill of Congress into law Powers of pres
  65. 65. Article 3 Art3 Judicial Branch Interprets the law (constitution) •Section 1---Qualifications of Judges •Section 2---Jurisdiction of Courts •Section 3---Treason
  66. 66. Nevada Supreme Court chart
  67. 67. Art 4 Article 4 Concerning the States •Section 1---rights and duties of states •Section 2---rights and liabilities of citizens •Section 3---admitting new states •Section 4---guarantee to states
  68. 68. Article 5 Art. 5, 6, 7 Amending the Constitution---adding on or changing the Constitution--- 27 Amendments Article 6 Constitution, law of the land…..Supremacy Clause Article 7 Ratification of Constitution by 9 states
  69. 69. First 10 Amendments to the Constitution in 1791 Rights and freedoms won in the Revolution are preserved and protected… Bill of rights 1. FREEDOM of Religion, Press, Speech, Assembly, Petition 6. RIGHT TO A SPEEDY, PUBLIC TRIAL BY JURY 2. RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS 7. TRIAL BY JURY IN CIVIL SUITS 3. No QUARTERING of soldiers in peacetime 8. NO EXCESSIVE FINES or CRUEL PUNISHMENT 4. NO UNREASONABLE SEARCH 9. and SEIZURE 5. PROTECTION of ACCUSED POWERS RESERVED TO THE PEOPLE 10. POWERS RESERVED TO THE STATES
  70. 70. 1. Constitutional Convention-----May 1787 to Sept. 1787 •55 delegates met in Philadelphia •Founding Fathers----- ”framers” •Key issues: •Representation •Great Compromise created---Congress •Senate----equal representation •House of Representatives---based on population •Electoral College •Governmental power •Separation of Powers ---3 branches of government •Checks and balances •Slavery--------3/5’s Compromise •Corrections made •Stronger national government over the states •Federal government
  71. 71. 2. Divided Convention •9/13 states needed to ratify (to approve) •Political parties begin •Federalists: supported the Constitution •“The Federalist”---essays support Constitution •Anti-Federalists: against Constitution •Too powerful----supported state ’s rights •Compromised with the Bill of Rights •Ratification struggle •New Constitution took effect, April 1789 •Washington first President •Adams first VP 3. Inside the Constitution notes7 Constitution replaced the Articles---becomes the law of the land….
  72. 72. 5. Our first Constitution -- 1781 to 1789 Why AOC failed…? Shay’s Rebellion 6. Call for a new constitution Notes2
  73. 73. 1. Impact of the Revolution  Loyalists???????????  All Men Created Equal  Slavery attacked  Voting increases  Women’s rights notes1 U.S. begins to implement ideas of the DOI. 2. US problems after war  debt  Disputes:  Land claims between states  Spanish and British 3. Articles of Confederation  First Constitution and Government ---1781 to 1789  First attempt at representative democracy 1. no govt. related to a king
  74. 74. Why AOC fail…? Notes2 Major structural problems No power to tax, regulate trade or enforce its laws Could not solve problems in US Shay’s Rebellion, 1786 Americans feared govt. too weak = anarchy Call for a Constitutional Convention to change AOC 3. Successes under the AOC: Treaty of Paris 1783 Land policies Land Ordinance of 1785 Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  75. 75. 2. U.S. problems after the war Debt Disputes: Between states British and Spanish Mobocracy notes2 3. Our first Government/Constitution---March 1781 Articles of Confederation Successes under the AOC: Peace and unity Land Ordinance, 1785 Northwest Ordinance, 1787 Why AOC fail…? Could not solve problems in US Major structural problem Shay’s Rebellion, 1785 Call for a Constitutional Convention to change AOC
  76. 76. Land policies Land Ordinance of 1785 Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Carved out new states Why AOC failed…? States held more power than national govt. No power to tax, regulate trade or enforce its laws Could not solve problems in US Shay’s Rebellion, 1786 Govt. too weak to put down rebellions Anarchy = “mobocracy” Call for a Constitutional Convention to change AOC Annapolis Convention Notes2
  77. 77. notes1 1. Impact of the Revolution To bring about equality in  Loyalists??????????? society, political rights and  Egalitarian movements economic opportunities…..  Social Equality “all men created equal ”  Slavery attacked  Women’s rights States begin to  Republican motherhood implement ideas of  Political equality the DOI.  Increased voting  States write new democratic constitutions  Representative democracy “Republicanism”  Economic Equality Republican form of  Loyalist land sold government  Industry and trade increases
  78. 78. 1. Impact of the Revolution  Egalitarian movements  Slavery attacked  Women’s rights  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness  Encouraged westward expansion  Land Ordinance of 1785  Northwest Ordinance of 1787  Power of government comes from the people  Representative democracy = republic  Voting increases  State Constitutions 2.    US problems after war Debt = $80 million Great Britain and Spain States fighting over new land notes1