Articles of Confederation

What: first attempt to govern without the Crown; unifying leg. by colonies

When: during Revolution

Why is it significant? tax: unable to pay soldiers/army; no protection against anarchy - not enough order there was no executive


Shay's Rebellion

Who: Daniel Shay - Rev. vet./farmer

What: against inflation and seizing of land

When: 1786-1787 - after AofC?

Why is it significant? need for new body of leg.


James Madison

Who: author of the Constitution; Federalist first: believed in ratification of the Con.; one of the first Democratic Reps; logic, calm and he antagonized those in power to push the ratification of the Con.

What was his role? authored the Bill of Rights

Why is he significant? created the basis of our government - est. Va. plan, two houses in Leg. branch rep. both small and large states , move the cap to D.C.


Implied Powers

Whose ideal? Alexander Hamilton

What? govt. had the power to pass laws even without the Cons. explicitly allowing it - Article 1 Section 8

10th Amendment - opposing view

Why is it significant? govt. now has more power over states


Process of Ratification:

___3____ Madison drafts Bill of Rights

____2___ 9/13 colonies agree to ratification

___1____ Federalist Papers are disseminated


Pickney's Treaty

What: treaty; Spain after Constitution was ratified - opened up trading routes along the Mississippi River

Who: Spain / newly form government

When/Where: 1795

Why is it significant? Spain (world empire) gave recognition to the U.S. as a nation


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William Henry Harrison

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