Lecture Outline 7, Consolidating the Revolution

Lecture Outline 7, Consolidating the Revolution - Lecture...

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1Lecture 7: Consolidating the Revolution Introduction: a. Period under consideration: 1781-1788 b. Themes: i. The country faced ongoing problems under the Articles of Confederation ii. Sectional tensions: Southerners grew concerned iii. Debate erupted over whether to create a more centralized government iv. Constitution was more than a reform measure 1. Struggling with the Peacetime Agenda a. Demobilizing the Army i. Disgruntled Revolutionary War veterans . .. confronted Continental Congress demanded their pay b. Opening the West i. 1785 Land Ordinance A method for physically settling the Northwest Territory ii. 1787 Land Ordinance (a.k.a. “Northwest Ordinance”) A method for politically organizing the Northwest Territory iii. Congress still too weak too . .. Remove British troops from the west Secure free navigation of the Miss. R. Remove Indians from the west Pay-off huge national debt c. Wrestling with the National Debt i. Robert Morris, superintendent of finance 2. Political Turmoil in the States
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 1103 taught by Professor Rohrer during the Spring '06 term at Oklahoma State.

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Lecture Outline 7, Consolidating the Revolution - Lecture...

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