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Chapter 13 Section 1

Flashcards for Social Studies

What was the United States first form of government? Articles of Confederation
What were the 13 colonies main problems as they started their own self-government? Money, trade, and relationships with other countries and with the Native Americans whose nations were within the states' own borders
What was the main function of the Confederation government? To defend the country, pay its debts, settle agruments between the states, maintain relations w/ countries, and set up postal service for mail in between states
How did the things get changed in the Articles? All 13 states had to agree
Powers were shared between what in the executive branch? Governor and a Council
What was is called when soldiers could receive land for their service? Bounty Grants
What happened to land of the Loyalist that didn't want to return or whose applications were rejected? They lost their properity and the state took their land and hoped to make money selling it
What were one of the reasons many settlers come to Georgia? Becuase Georgia continued to do the headright system
How long was Augusta the capital of Georgia? 10 years
Why was establishing good with the Indians very important? Many of them did not support the Americsn cause for independence
Which tribe would not sign the 1783 Treaty of Augusta? Upper Creek
In 1783, at a meeting in Augusta, what did the Cherokee reconfirm and what did the Lower Creek agree to do? Cherokee- reconfirmed their agreement Lower Creek- agreed to give up their claim to the same area
What were most of Georgia's debt's due to? The citizens that expected the government to pay them back after the war for giving supplies to the troops
What was the main source of income for the government? Tax on land since there was no income or sales tax
Why did the confederation have no executive branch? The ex-colonies remembered the executive power of the king and royal governers
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