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					  The
Treaty
of Paris
 1783
• Recognition of American independence
• American boundaries extend from the
  Atlantic on the east to the Mississippi River
  on the west
The War is over and the colonists
have won their independence. It is
time to now develop a government.
What type of government do you
think they will create?
             Now
            What?
    Articles of Confederation
• First form of government for
  the United States
• Unicameral Legislature (One
  House of Congress)
• “league of Friendship among
  the states”
Problems in America after the
Revolutionary War
“The United States in Congress
assembled shall never engage in a
war,…nor enter into any treaties or
alliances, nor coin money, nor regulate
the value thereof,…nor borrow money
on the credit of the United States, …nor
appoint a commander in chief of the
army or navy, unless nine states
agree…”
        -The Articles of Confederation
Shay’s Rebellion

          Farmers revolted
          Why couldn’t
           the
          Farms were taken away
           Congress
          from them because
          they couldn’t pay their
           help to stop
          debts.
          Shay’s
          Rebellion?
          Closed down courts so
          homes could not be
          taken away from them.
Which
weakness do
you think hurt
the new
government
the most?
Land Ordinance of 1785
Divided up western lands into
townships and set aside land for public
schools
   Northwest Ordinance
• Set up a government for the Northwest
  Territory
• Prohibited slavery
• Set up guidelines for new states to
  enter the union
• Population of 60,000 = statehood

				
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