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Article of Confederation

TermDefinition
Confederation Type of government that allows states to have more power than the national government; national government is weak; states are strong and independent of one another in many ways.
Shay's 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 and were losing their property because they could not pay their debts.
Articles of Confederation The first government of the U.S., created a weak central government and gave almost all power to the states.
National Government The authority that rules a country, make laws, provide security, etc.
States Smaller areas of land in in 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 U.S. that includes modern day Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and part of Minnesota.
Land Ordinance (1785) Provided 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 (1787) Created a way to divide Northwest Territory, created a way to orderly add new states into the Union; forbid slavery in the territory.
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