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Nortwest oridnance, 1787 Reconsideration of jefferson’s 1787 propsoal o Provided for a system of territories o Defined territorial gov’t o Process for admission of territories as states Wrote into the ordinance a bill of rights NO SLAVERY or involuntary servitude north of the ohio river Anapolise convention-sept 1786 Representatives from five states meet to discuss thorny commercial issues Discuss issues of rhode islands intransience o Twice opposed a 5% Shay’s rebellion Daniel shays,pelham, MA o Farmer,former captain in the contintental army o His farm was about to be taken over because he couldn’t pay for it but because he had been a former captain he tried to fight against them but didn’t succeed Organizes farmers to resist creditors “peaceful revolution” “second” american revolution Move from a federal system Nationalist agenda -address fundamental weaknesses:economic,military,diplomatic— would require political changes o Subordinate state govt to the dederal o Replace legislative dominance with blanced system o End quality of states in congressional decision-making Rufus king: Legality Confederate congress gives strict mandat
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o “Sole andn express purpose…revising the articles of confederation,”
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