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1 1 The Articles of Confederation First steps toward American democracy

2 Page 2 Start Thinking Political Cartoon 1. What was the name of our first national government’s compact or social contract? 2. What were two problems our young nation faced? Political Cartoon

3 Page 3 What years were the Articles of Confederation (AOC) in force until replaced by the Constitution? Get Answer Write the answer below:

4 Page 4 Why did the states need the Articles of Confederation (AOC)? Get Answer (in the first paragraph) Get Answer Write two reasons below: 1. 2.

5 Page 5 What was a confederacy? Which states were at a disadvantage under this system and why? Get Answers confederacy – States at a disadvantage – Why?

6 Page 6 What fear caused the writers of the AOC to give the states as much independence as possible? Get Answer (3 rd paragraph) Get Answer Write the answer below:

7 Page 7 What were three accomplishments of the Articles of Confederation? Get Answer Write the answers below: Get Answer

8 Page 8 Why was the Northwest Ordinance so important? Get Answers Get More Answers Get Answers Get More Answers List two reasons: What did the Northwest Ordinance forbid in the Northwest Territories? _ _ _ _ _ _ _

9 Page 9 What did the government have the power to do under the Articles of Confederation? Get Answers 1. Get Answers

10 Page 10 Because measures needed the vote of 9 of 13 states to pass, how was the power of Congress limited under the AOC? Get Answers (see 2 nd bulleted list) 1. Get Answers

11 Page 11 Due to the weaknesses of the central government, what failures resulted? Get Answers (see 3 rd bulleted list) 1. Get Answers 2. 3.

12 Page 12 What was the Shays Rebellion and what impact did it have on the future? Get Answers


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