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1 AIS 101 AMERICAN REVOLUTION Watershed event in Native American History because it set in motion local, regional, state, and national policies that were detrimental to all native people . I. AMERICAN REVOLUTION 500 Nations Video for American Revolution info II POST – AMERICAN REVOLUTION A. Following the end of the American Revolution and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, Congress claimed all lands from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River B. (government-owned lands split into six-mile squares called townships, then these divided into 36 one- mile- squares - 640-acres- sold for $1.00/acre; four sections kept for investment, one section for public schools): the United States found an orderly way of dealing with the sale of western lands and the transition from territory to statehood C. From end of fighting in 1782 until 1787 when the Constitution was framed, Indians were in charge of their own affairs because they were independent nations D. ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION : Congress had “sole and exclusive right and power of regulating trade and managing all affairs with Indians, not members of any of the states, provided that the legislative right of any state within its own limits not be infringed or violated” E. FEDERAL FACTORY SYSTEM (1790, 1793, 1796 intercourse with the tribes; licensed Indian traders, tried unsuccessfully to prohibit liquor sales to Native Americans F. TREATIES – U.S. negotiated with tribes over treaties that were ratified by the Senate with a two-thirds vote and became law when signed by the President. This, the United States created national policy by entering into formal
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course AIS 101 taught by Professor Keller during the Spring '08 term at Palomar.

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