Unformatted text preview: Victory at Yorktown- Cornwallis surrenders Treaty of Paris- (1) Britain recognizes US as a nation (2) Mississippi R. as western boundary (3) fishing rights off the coast of Canada (4) pay off debts to British merchants & return confiscated land Organization of New Govt.s State Govt.s- 3 branches as a safeguard against tyranny & voting to males w/ some property Articles of Confederation- weak central govt. Accomplishments- (1) Land Ordinance (1785)- sold western lands for public education (2) Northwest Ordinance (1787)- rules for creating new states Weaknesses- (1) no taxing power (2) little respect by other nations (3) Shay’s Rebellion Social Change No titles of nobility or primogeniture Separation of church & state Women maintained a 2 nd class status Continental Congress- abolish importation of slaves...
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- Spring '08
- United States Declaration of Independence, Second Continental Congress, Continental Congress Declaration