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Vocabulary 5

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Shays' Rebellion A revolt in Massachusetts by former soldiers because of a bad economy and high taxes; they had not been paid for their war service
Northwest Ordinance (1787) Created a way to divide the Northwest Territory, created a way to add new states in an orderly way, forbid slavery
confederation type of government created to allow states to have more power than the national government; national government is weak, states are strong and independent of each other in many ways
national government The authority that rules a country; makes laws, provides security, etc.
states smaller areas of land in a country, have their own government and are able to make some decisions that affect the people living within the state
Northwest Territory Area of the US that includes modern Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and part of Minnesota
Land Ordinance (1785) created a way to sell land in the west to provide some money to run the government, established public education in the Northwest Territory
Northwest Ordinance Created a way to divide the Northwest Territory, created a way to add new states in an orderly way, forbid slavery
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