Vocabulary Articles of Confederation More Vocabulary Northwest Land Ordinance Miscellaneous

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What is inflation?
This happens when there is an increased price of goods and a reduced value of money

100

What is first national government of the United States?
The Articles of Confederation established the first what?

100

What is suffrage?
The right to vote

100

What is to sell parcels of land to pay off the nation's war debts?
The reason Congress passed the Land Ordinance of 1787

100

Britain opened many of its ports to American ships which allowed Americans to increase trade with Europe. Britain placed high tariffs on imports and exports, forcing American merchants to raise prices.
Which of the following best summarizes the trade relationship between the United States and Britain?

200

What is ratify?
To officially approve

200

What are the states?
Under the Articles of Confederation, this is who had the power.

200

What is amend?
To officially change

200

What is the process of becoming a state?
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 established this procedure.

200

What is printing large amounts of paper money?
States contributed to inflation by doing this.

300

What are tariffs?
these are taxes on imports or exports

300

What is the Northwest Land Ordinance of 1787?
This was the only real accomplishment of the Articles of Confederation

300

What is interstate commerce?
Trade between two or more states.

300

What is slavery in the territories?
The Land Ordinance banned this.

300

What is allowed the south to count its slaves as three-fifths of a person/population?
The Three-Fifths compromise did this.

400

What is federalism?
This is the sharing of power between the states and a central government

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What is conflicts over claims to western lands?
This slowed down the ratification of the Articles of Confederation.

400

What is a Constitution?
A set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government.

400

What is we were part of the Northwest Territory?
The connection Michigan has to the Northwest Land Ordinance of 1787.

400

What is the Virginia Plan?
This plan proposed that each state would have equal voice/representation in a unicameral (one house) body.

500

What is popular sovereignty
This is the idea that political authority comes from the people

500

What is raising taxes, regulating trade, solving disputes between states, maintaining an army (providing defense)
Name two challenges the country faced under the Articles of Confederation.

500

What is Constitutional Convention?
Held in 1781 to help solve the problems of the Articles of Confederation.

500

What is into townships?
The Northwest Land Ordinance divided land in this way.

500

This plan proposed a bicameral (two house) body with representation based only on population.

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