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The Articles of ConfederationChapter 7
Treaty of Paris(Ratified by both sides April 9, 1784) Unfinished painting by Benjamin West. British delegation refused to ...
Important Points of Treaty of Paris British acknowledged United States to be sovereign nation, free and independent Brit...
Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation Congress had no power to tax No executive power to enforce laws enacted by Congr...
Shay’s Rebellion
Shay’s Rebellion Daniel Shays a Revolutionary War veteran of Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga Shay’s was wounde...
Adopting the Constitution The Constitutional Convention     Delegates in attendance     The emergence of James Madison...
Adopting the Constitution The Great Compromise Principles incorporated into the Constitution     Separation of powers  ...
The Fight for Ratification Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists Arguments for ratification Arguments against ratification
The Fight for Ratification The decision of the states     Small states adopt it first Demand for a Bill of Rights Dela...
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His 121 chapter 7 the articles of confederation

  1. 1. The Articles of ConfederationChapter 7
  2. 2. Treaty of Paris(Ratified by both sides April 9, 1784) Unfinished painting by Benjamin West. British delegation refused to pose.
  3. 3. Important Points of Treaty of Paris British acknowledged United States to be sovereign nation, free and independent British Crown relinquishes all claims to government, property and territorial rights Established boundaries between the United States and British North America Granted fishing rights to the Grand Banks Lawful debts paid to creditors on both sides Congress of the Confederation “earnestly request” restitution for seized property United States will not seize property of Loyalists Release of prisoners of war U.S. and Great Britain given perpetual access to the Mississippi River Territories captured by U.S. returned to Great Britain without compensation
  4. 4. Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation Congress had no power to tax No executive power to enforce laws enacted by Congress Congress had no authority to engage in meaningful diplomacy  Trade with West Indies  Spanish closed Port of New Orleans Congress could not enforce uniform tax or trade policies among the individual states  Tariffs differed from state to state  Some states paid their debts others did not  Some states printed a lot of paper money, others did not
  5. 5. Shay’s Rebellion
  6. 6. Shay’s Rebellion Daniel Shays a Revolutionary War veteran of Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga Shay’s was wounded in action and never paid wages Hauled into court after the war for non-payment of debts John Hancock and Massachusetts war debt Issuance of more currency devalued the money and enabled the debtor to pay off debt at a lower price. Rebels attempted to shut down courts engaging in actions to collect debts and foreclose on farms Western (rural Massachusetts) vs. Eastern Massachusetts) Private militias and federal armories (January 25, 1787  Cannon fire  4 dead; 20 wounded
  7. 7. Adopting the Constitution The Constitutional Convention  Delegates in attendance  The emergence of James Madison Differing political philosophies and plans  The Virginia Plan  The New Jersey Plan
  8. 8. Adopting the Constitution The Great Compromise Principles incorporated into the Constitution  Separation of powers  Nature of the presidency  Nature of the judicial branch  Examples of countervailing forces in the new government  Ratification provisions
  9. 9. The Fight for Ratification Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists Arguments for ratification Arguments against ratification
  10. 10. The Fight for Ratification The decision of the states  Small states adopt it first Demand for a Bill of Rights Delaware becomes ninth state to ratify  Government is formed

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