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Once the Declaration was signed did the 13 colonies become one country?
No. The 13 colonies were 13 individual colonies or states.
What did each state's constitution include?
Each constitution included a legislature to pass laws, a governor to carry out laws, courts to intrepret laws, and some included a bill of rights
What is one reason why the 13 colonies wanted to become one nation?
At times of war, such as the war with Britain, individual states could not raise and maintain an army.
When was the Articles of Confederation written?
What is a confederation?
a group of individuals or individual governments who come together for a common purpose.
How many houses did the Articles set up?
One, Congress.
What are 3 powers that Congress did not have?
power to control the army and to deal with foreign countries, no power to tax or to enforce laws, no power to regulate trade
What are other weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
Congress couln't pass laws unless 9/13 states voted in favor, all 13 states had to agree to amend, or change the law, there was no governor or courts.
What were the consequences for the weaknesses of the Article's of Confederation?
Congress had to borrow money to pay for the war against Britain since it couldn't collect taxes.
What was Shay's Rebellion?
Daniel Shay from Massachusetts fell into debt because of taxes. The courts were going to take his farm away, so 1200 farmers marched to Springfield to leading a rebellion against these high taxes.