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FC: Articles of Confederation | Teddy Queen
1: Articles of Confederation | Teddy Queen
2: History | Called for a loose organization of government
3: Second continental congress adopted the articles on November 15, 1777
4: Powers of Congress | No judiciary | No executive branch | one week legislature | No power to tax | No foreign power
5: successes | Northwest ordinance | all states agreed to give up claims on land in the west | 3 step process to becoming state | Shay's rebellion | it took awhile but the built an army to defeat him | colonist in Mass. were angry over taxes
6: Articles of Confederation | v. | Could not tax | No control of foreign affairs | Every state despite size had one vote | could not regulate commerce | The people of the united states learned from this that a weak government is not the best type of government.
7: Constitution | Congress can impose taxes | Could manage foreign affairs | Representation is based on population + 2 senators | Can coin money | A government with power but could be controlled by the people was the best government.