Constitution Quiz 5-10 - Constitution Quiz The First Government(s of the United States Articles of Confederation First American plan of union adopted by

Constitution Quiz 5-10 - Constitution Quiz The First...

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Constitution Quiz The First Government (s) of the United States Articles of Confederation First American plan of union ; adopted by the 13 colonies in 1777 Second Continental Congress drafted a plan for country as a whole, even though there were 13 separate governments Creating a single government that all colonies could live under proved daunting “Virginia, Sir, is my country,” said Thomas Jefferson “I’m from Massachusetts,” echoed John Adams The colonies did not want to yield their control over to a centralized government Adoption of the articles took 4 years Articles of Confederation Strengths It could declare war It could maintain an army and navy It could make treaties with foreign countries It could coin money Articles of Confederation Weaknesses Congress could pass laws, but 9 colonies had to approve of it Trade could not be controlled between states and foreign nations There was legislative body, but no judicial body
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