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7 ssch5 articles of confederation

Term Definition
Magna Carta a document signed by King John in 1215, made the king subject to law
English Bill of Rights declared the supremacy of Parliament;
English Bill of Rights kept the king or queen from passing new taxes or changing laws without Parliament's consent
constitution a set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government
constitution created limited governments, or governments in which all leaders have to obey the laws
constitution rules to protect the rights of citizens
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom declared that no person could be forced to attend a particular church
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom be required to pay for a church with tax money
suffrage the right to vote
suffrage would not be restored to African Americans or women for decades
Articles of Confederation Congress would become the single branch of the national government
Articles of Confederation limited powers in order to protect the liberties of the people
ratification official approval
ratification each state had to approve before the new national government could take effect
Land Ordinance of 1785 set up a system for surveying and dividing western lands
Land Ordinance of 1785 legislation passed by congress authorizing surveying and division of public land
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 legislation passed by congress to establish a political structure for north west territory and create a system for administration of new states
Northwest Territory land including present day Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
tariffs taxes on imports or exports
tariffs placed on goods that were grown or mined in the US and then sold in Britain
interstate commerce trade between two or more states
interstate commerce trade laws different from state to state
inflation occurs when there are increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money
inflation stated did not have gold or silver reserves to back up their paper money and stop this
depression a period of low economic activity combined with a rise in unemployment
Shays's Rebellion uprising of farmers to protest high taxes and heavy debt
Shays's Rebellion peoples property was being taken and they were closing the courts down

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