Creating the Constitution

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Explains the birth of The Constitution and the issues with the first constitution .

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Question 1

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Why was the Northwest Ordinance created?
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  • 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

Question 2

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What were some of the rules set by the Northwest Ordinance?
Answer
  • 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

Question 3

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Who started the Shays Rebellion
Answer
  • Thomas Shays
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Daniel Shays
  • James Madison

Question 4

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What caused Shays's Rebellion?
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  • 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

Question 5

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What was effects of Shays's Rebellion?
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  • 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

Question 6

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What was the problem(s) with the first constitution made by America (Articles of Confederation)?
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  • 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)

Question 7

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The Land Ordinance of 1785 was ___________________________.
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  • 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

Question 8

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Who was known as the "Father of the Constitution" ?
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  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • James Madison
  • George Washington

Question 9

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What happened once people realized that their first constitution was not a good one?
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  • 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