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Unit 4

Lesson 1

constitution a document that sets out the basic laws, principles, organization, and processes of a government.
bill of rights a written list of freedoms the government promises to protect
Articles of Confederation the first american constitution, passed in 1777, which created a loose alliance of 13 independent states
cede to give up
currency money
Land Ordinance of 1785 a law that set up a system for settling the Northwest Territory
Northwest Ordinance a 1787 law that set up a government for the northwest territory
depression a period when business activity slows, prices and wages fall, and unemployment rises
Shay's rebellion a 1786 revolt in Massachusetts led by farmers in reaction to high taxes
Created by: AnthonyDommel