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Lippy Conf to Const

Articles of Confederation The first written plan of government for the United States.
Confederation An association of states who cooperate for a common purpose.
Shays's Rebellion Uprising of Massachusetts farmers who demanded debt relief.
Northwest Territory Lands northwest of the Appalachians, covered by the Land Ordinance of 1785.
Confederation Congress National legislative body formed by the Articles of Confederation.
Land Ordinance of 1785 Law that established a plan for dividing the federally owned lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. Land was divided into six-mile squares called townships.
Northwest Ordinance Law that described how the Northwest Territory was to be governed. Land was divided into smaller territories, each with a territorial governor.
Republic State, country or nation in which people elect representatives to govern.
Ratification Act of official confirmation.
Levy Impose or raise a tax
Arsenal Place where weapons are stored.
60,000 Once a territory had this many people, it could apply to become a state, according to the Northwest Ordinance.
Federalism System of government where power is divided between federal (national) and state governments.
Created by: MrsLippy