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The Articles of Confederation (1781-1789)

The Founding Fathers

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The first official U.S. Government is best described as a:

Conservatives believed in:

Radicals believed in:

To ratify something means to:

The final draft of the Articles of Confederation placed sovereignty:

An impost can be described as a:

The Confederation Congress was established by which of the following documents?

The Second Continental Congress produced which of the following pairs of documents?

Which patriot wrote the Albany Plan of Union?

Thomas Jefferson wrote which pair of documents?

John Dickinson can be best described as:

What is Richard Henry Lee best known for?

Who was Daniel Shays?

George Washington can be best described as:

How many states had to ratify the Articles of Confederation before it officially established the first government of the United States?

Which of the following powers were granted to Congress under the Articles of Confederation?

What was the purpose of the Annapolis Convention?

What state ratified the Articles of Confederation last?

Which of the following problems did Congress experience under the Articles of Confederation?

Which of the following can be described as a short- term cause of the desire for a stronger central government?

Choose the correct match of country and issue that the Jay-Gardoqui talks refer to:

What state was created out of the territory originally claimed by New York and New Hampshire?

What did the Northwest Ordinance say about slavery?

Why is the Ordinance of 1784 significant?

What colony of Great Britain was allowed to join the U.S. as indicated in the Articles of Confederation?

How did delegates get elected to the Confederation Congress?

How many years could a delegate serve in Congress?

How many years could a delegate serve as president of Congress?

For which issue did the Congress not require at least a majority vote of all delegates?

What nationalist politician tried unsuccessfully in 1781 and 1783 to pass an amendment that granted Congress the right to collect an impost on foreign trade?

Which state continually refused increasing the power of the Congress while attempting to force its creditors to accept devalued currency as repayment?

How many delegates was each state allowed to send to Congress?

How many votes does each state have in Congress?

How is taxation determined for each state?

Who manages the confederation when Congress is not in session?

How many states must be in agreement to declare war?

How many states must be in agreement to amend the Articles of Confederation?

Which state held the land claim that was contested by Maryland?

Who led the independence movement in Vermont?

Why did the Congress move from Philadelphia to Princeton during June of 1783?

On what date did the first U.S. government officially begin?

What river(s) did the Maryland and Virginia delegates intend to discuss at Alexandria?

Which states would be considered landlocked, and hoped for Congressional control of western lands?

Who would have been most affected by Jay's proposal to prohibit American commerce from the Mississippi River?

In what way did states antagonize each other?

Which of the following was the most chronic problem for Congress?

What were the east-west boundaries of the United States as defined in the Treaty of Paris?

What three Americans served to negotiate the Treaty of Paris?

What was the name of the first union of colonies formed for the purpose of mutual defense?

Who surrendered at Yorktown in 1781?

Which state did not attend the Constitutional Convention in May of 1787?

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