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1 Declaration of Independence From 13 Colonies to the USA Ms. Ramos

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3 Ideas of John Locke Author:Thomas Jefferson Legal argument to end social contract w/ England Ms. Ramos

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5 Parts of the Dec of Ind 1. Enlightenment philosophy 2. List of wrongs/abuses 3. Attempts to redress 4. Separation Ms. Ramos

6 Basic Concepts of a Democracy Individual Freedom Worth of the Individual Equality of ALL Majority Rule & Minority Rights Necessity of Compromise Ms. Ramos

7 Articles of Confederation America’s first form of govt Ms. Ramos

8 Govt Structure One branch: Congress Unicameral President of Congress chosen by legislature Ms. Ramos

9 Congressional Power Make war & peace Ambassadors Treaties Borrow $$/est monetary Navy Army Weights & measures Settle state disputes Ms. Ramos

10 State Obligations Obey Articles & Acts of Congress Fund troop requests Treat other state citizens +lly Full faith & credit Surrender fugitives Open travel & trade btwn states Ms. Ramos

11 Weaknesses No pwr tax Borrow from states No pwr regulate trade btwn states No pwr force states obey national laws Amend w/ unanimous consent of states Ms. Ramos

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