History - The Early Republic

History - The Early Republic - The Early Republic I. Early...

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The Early Republic I. Early Governments i. Treaty of Paris 1783=Land 1. Confederation Congress – first executive  pacific coast. ii. Finance 1. Bank of North America – Hold government  deposits, lend money to the government, and  issue bank notes. Privately owned. Debt was  never reconciled iii. Land Policy 1. Western lands were the hope for money 2. Land Ordinance of 1785- land surveys and sales,  self government 3. Northwest Ordinance of 1787 – At first the territory  was subject to a governor, secretary, and 3  judges, all chosen by congress. Then when there  were 5,000 free male adults it could choose an  assembly. The governor would have a veto over  actions by territorial assembly and so would  congress. Statehood was reached when +60,000. a. Bill of rights that guaranteed religious  freedom, legislative representation, trial by  jury, habeas corpus, and application of  common law. b. Excluded slavery c. It represented a break with the imperialistic  assumption behind European expansion  into the western hemisphere, new states  were equals. b. State Level     i. Conservatives – Maintain Status Quo, distrust central  government. Keep things the same = preservatives. ii. Radicals
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iii. Republicans c. Articles of Confederation     i. Characteristics 1. Lack of trust in strong central government 2. State governments are going to be stronger in  comparison to the national government, b/c the  interests of the people are better represented 3. Treaties 4. Postal system 5. Power to raise military force ii. Successes
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