Life After Revolutionary War
State Constitutions <ul><li>May 1776 the Continental Congress asked the states to organize their governments </li></ul><ul...
Limited Power <ul><li>States had bicameral legislatures to divide power </li></ul><ul><li>Bicameral= two house </li></ul><...
Forming a Republic <ul><li>American’s agreed that America should be a republic </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd  Continental Congres...
Confederation Government <ul><li>The years between 1781-1789 </li></ul><ul><li>Articles did not provide a gov’t strong eno...
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Life After Revolutionary War

  1. 1. Life After Revolutionary War
  2. 2. State Constitutions <ul><li>May 1776 the Continental Congress asked the states to organize their governments </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of 1776 8 states had drafted constitutions </li></ul><ul><li>All state constitutions limited the power of their governors </li></ul>
  3. 3. Limited Power <ul><li>States had bicameral legislatures to divide power </li></ul><ul><li>Bicameral= two house </li></ul><ul><li>Many elections in states and only white 21 year old males could vote </li></ul><ul><li>Legislatures were the most powerful in state governments </li></ul><ul><li>They struggled to make laws and taxes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Forming a Republic <ul><li>American’s agreed that America should be a republic </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Continental Congress to draw up a new plan for government </li></ul><ul><li>Articles of Confederation adopted in Nov. 1777 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Confederation Government <ul><li>The years between 1781-1789 </li></ul><ul><li>Articles did not provide a gov’t strong enough to handle problems facing U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Congress power was limited and could not pass a law unless nine states passed it and to change Articles it took all 13 states to pass </li></ul>

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