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Key Terms Manumission Laws : laws providing for the manumission of slaves that were passed by the New England and middle Atlantic states in the 1780s. They reflected the impact of Revolutionary ideals on American race relations. -Were modeled after Pennsylvania law (1780) that declared all newborn blacks born from slaves would be free upon age 28, and would have the status of servants or apprentices until that age. -In the mid-1780s Connecticut, Rhode Island, NY, and New Jersey passed similar laws -Maryland and VA passed laws making it easier for owners to voluntarily manumit their own slaves -had the effect of concentrating slavery southward. By 1790, 63% of the northern black population was free as compared to 3% of southern blacks Republican Motherhood: A new concept of womanhood that emerged after the Revolution in an attempt to define what women’s role would in the new republic. -Women’s patriotic duty as “republican mothers” was to shape the character of future citizens by instilling in children a capacity for “public virtue” - Although this did not challenge women’s confinement in the home, it highlighted the larger social value of their domestic duties -The concept also was used to justify female education-the nation needed educated mothers to turn out educated citizens Articles of Confederation: The national constitution during and immediately after the revolutionary war. -created a one-house congress in which each state had one vote, but did not provide for executive or judiciary branches of government -also did not give congress the power to levy taxes or regulate trade -as a result of Americans’ belief that centralized power was incompatible with liberty, the articles created a federal government that was unable to ensure economic stability Shay’s Rebellion: an uprising of farmers in western Massachusetts in the fall of 1786 due to falling crop prices and an increase in the seizure of property for outstanding debt -a group of men led by Daniel Shays forced county courthouses to shut their doors, then they
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