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Chapter 6 - Chapter 6 Definitions David McHugh, History...

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Chapter 6 Definitions David McHugh, History Team KEY TERMS: 1. Articles of Confederation (1781) – made the US consist of 13 sovereign states rather than one nation, the national government was extremely weak and could not even impose a national tax. 2. State Sovereignty – Under the Articles of Confederation shortly after the Revolutionary War, the states each held their own power and were more or less independent from the other states. 3. Pennsylvania Radicals – Primarily the Quakers in Pennsylvania pushed for the abolition of slavery right after the Revolutionary War. In 1780 the first abolition law was passed, which would slowly and gradually abolish slavery. The Pennsylvania Abolition Society provided legal counsel to Africans to defend their liberty. 4. Conventions – 5. Republican Politics – Anti-federalism, sovereign states, powerful state constitutions. 6. The Gleaner – a series of essays published by Judith Sargent Murray, argued that women should prepare to support themselves in the case that they can’t find a husband or if their husband died. 7. Pennsylvania Abolition Society – provided legal counsel to Africans to defend their liberty. 8. Pennsylvania Abolition Law (1780) – the first abolition law in the US, gradually abolished slavery in the state of Pennsylvania, other states in the North also began to make similar laws. 9. George Bryan – most likely drafted the Pennsylvania Abolition Law (1780), one of the Pennsylvania “radicals” pushing for abolition. (Also Anthony Benezet who did lobbying) 10. Thomas Jefferson – a slaveholder, apparently held racist beliefs. However, he pushed for a similar abolition plan in Virginia. Abolishing slavery became easier in the Chesapeake as wheat became a more dominant crop and tobacco became less (don’t need as many workers). 11. Newburgh Conspiracy – led by Robert Morris, Governor Morris, and Hamilton.
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