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Ch. 3.1 Guided Notes The Confederation The Achievements of the Confederation Congress The gave the national government few powers. In November 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and . These articles established central government. Congress raised money by selling the land it controlled west of the . The of 1785 established a method for surveying the western lands. Two years later, the Congress passed the Ordinance, which provided the basis for governing much of the western territory. The Confederation Congress promoted trade with nations other than Britain. The Congress Falters The first national government could not , collect taxes, or enforce , which led to calls for a stronger national government. Many states restricted British imports, but the states did not all impose the same on imported goods. This threatened the unity of the United States because the states levied taxes on each other’s goods to raise . Neither Britain nor the United States carried out the terms of the Treaty of

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