Treaty of Paris 1783 Great Britain recognized the independence of the thirteen

Treaty of paris 1783 great britain recognized the

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Treaty of Paris 1783 – Great Britain recognized the independence of the thirteen former colonies and agreed that the Mississippi River was America’s western boundary, thereby doubling the territory of the new nation. Native American leaders were given no role in the negotiations. Republican Ideology – political belief in representative democracy in which citizens govern themselves by electing representatives, or legislators, to make key decisions on the citizens’ behalf Direct Democracy – citizens vote on all major decisions affecting their society, each person gets a vote, they directly participate in the government Representative Democracy – property holding white men governed themselves through the concept of republicanism, whereby they elected representatives, or legislators, to make key decisions on their behalf State Constitutions – charters that define the relationship between the state government and local governments and individuals, also protecting their rights from violation by the national government Articles of Confederation – the first weak national government of the United States. The first form of government for the US, ratified by the original thirteen states in 1781; weak in central authority, it was replaced by the US Constitution in 1787. No president or chief executive, no courts and no power to enforce laws, no power to levy taxes or regulate trade Confederation Congress - the legislative branch of government established by the Articles of Confederation of the newly independent United States of America Separation of Church and State - The principle that government must maintain an attitude of neutrality toward religion Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom – (1786) A Virginia law drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1777 and enacted in 1786 that guarantees freedom of, and from, religion. Robert Shurtleff – otherwise known as Deborah Sampson who joined a Massachusetts regiment as a man and served for 3 years. Samuel Gay – otherwise known as Ann Bailey. She wanted to get the enlistment bonus payment. She cut her hair, dressed like a man, and used a husky voice to join the Patriot Army. She did so good she was promoted to corporal, only to be discovered, dismissed, jailed, and fined. Abigail Adams – one of the most learned, spirited, and independent women of the time. Wife of John Adams, advocated for women’s rights
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