Chapter 2 GRG - together Weaknesses of the Articles of...

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Ryan Stevens February 14, 2006 AP US History Block 1 Chapter 2 GRG Parliamentary taxation - First Continental Congress- This was a group of representatives from the colonies in 1774. The reason for this call to Congress was in direct response to the Intolerable Acts. The group met to discuss problems with Britain. Second Continental Congress- This Congress was very similar to the first meeting but had accomplished more than the first. This Congress met in 1775 and met during the happening war for independence. This Congress drew up the Olive Branch Petition and then adopted the Declaration of Independence. Articles of Confederation- Also known as the “articles of Confusion” were a loose confederation or “firm league of friendship”. This document joined the 13 states
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Unformatted text preview: together. Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation Shay's Rebellion- Happened in western Massachusetts in 1786 lead by Shay and fought by farmers that were war veterans over losing their land to mortgage foreclosures. This was in direct response to mismanagement of the government on the people. Great Compromise- This was a compromise that gave the larger states representation by population in the House and the smaller states equal representation in the Senate. This only solved the representation issue for a short time until apportionment came about. 3/5 Compromise- This was drawn up in 1785 and referred to the representation of slaves. This act made it so that they counted as 3/5 of a person in terms of taxes and representations....
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