Why was the Northwest Ordinance created?
To end slavery
To set up a way of helping to make states
To encourage foreigners to come to America
To help create a government for America
What were some of the rules set by the Northwest Ordinance?
Slaves were prohibited
Women can own their own land
Settlers rights = Rights of other citizens
Every 5 slaves were counted into the population
Population = 60,000 or more; it can become a state
Who started the Shays Rebellion
What caused Shays's Rebellion?
1. Courthouses closed down 2. Farmers had no say in government
1. Government took farmers' land in order to gain money 2. Farmers had to pay off debt by selling their land
1. Money shortages due to taxes unable to be paid 2. New settlers were given the land that the farmers needed
1. Money shortages due to taxes unable to be paid 2. Farmers had to pay off debt by selling their land
What was effects of Shays's Rebellion?
It revealed the many problems with interstate commerce
It persuaded many leaders to call for a stronger federal government
It demonstrated the strength of the state militias
It raised people's fears of a strong federal government
What was the problem(s) with the first constitution made by America (Articles of Confederation)?
Government could not raise taxes and states refused to contribute money; this resulted in government becoming unable to pay its debt
If someone were to charge a criminal for a crime, and that criminal moved to the other state, he CANNOT be punished
Every state had its own currency; this made things confusing
It decreased the amount of "say" people had in government
Currency used had no REAL value (no traces in gold/silver)
The Land Ordinance of 1785 was ___________________________.
a law passed by Congress that allowed for sales of land in the Northwest Territory and set up standards for land sale that became precedents; among them was the idea of selling mile-square sections of land.
a failed idea for uniting the states and opposing the Articles of Confederation
a law that helped create more states in America
a law that helped end slavery in both the northern and southern states
Who was known as the "Father of the Constitution" ?
What happened once people realized that their first constitution was not a good one?
The Constitutional Convention met and created a new constitution called ...THE CONSTITUTION
The Congress fixed some things on the Articles of Confederation
They did the opposite of everything the Articles of Confederation
They asked foreign countries for advice