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Constitutions
Written descriptions of the kind of government you want to have
Legislature
Where proposed laws were to be debated.
Executive
Carried out the laws and day-to-day operations of the government
Courts
Where laws could be enforced.
Bills of Rights
Rules the government had to follow
conservative
Less likely to encourage change
public servants
The idea trhat the government served the people.
Articles of Confederation
Put in writing what the Contenintal Congress was already exercising
Ratify
approve
Peace of paris
Treaty of paris
Land ordinance of 1785
Established a method of selling the land
townships
6 mile regions
Land Ordinance of 1787 AKA Northwest ordinance
Plan to govern townships
territories
Units that the northwest was divided into
republican
power lies in representatives
depression
Brief economic downturn
Tarrifs
Taxes on imports
Continential dollars
Paper Money
hard money
gold and silver coins
inflation
When prices rise because people have too much money
Unconstitutional
Violated the states constitution