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Government Sec. 1

Articles of Confed, Land of Ordinance/ Northwest Ordinance/ Shay's Rebellion...

Purpose Established functions of the national government. Was VERY WEAK. Shay's Rebellion showed this. Made states more powerful than federal government.
How many votes could each state have? 1 vote
Positives 1) Was effective for Western Lands 2) No tyranny was possible, because government was weak.
Negatives 1) Restrains power of national government 2) Congress couldn't tax 3) No stable economy
Land of Ordinance Showed that the Articles were very weak. Allowed people to settle above the Ohio River.
How was it divided? In 6x6 mile squares. Still used in townships and districts today.
Northwest Ordinance Made provisions for governing new territory.
3 Restrictions 1) Government had to be republic 2) No slaveholding 3) Freedom of religion and trial for those who committed crimes
5 States made from the land? Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconcin
Shay's Rebellion Government jailed farmers in debt, which closed two courts in Massachusetts. The outcome of this was people wanted the constitution destroyed or revised. The Rebellion proved how weak it was.
Created by: sgoreja44



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