The Articles of Confederation
... their power. Instead, most power was given to the
state legislature, the lawmaking body elected by
The new state constitutions allowed more
people to vote. In most states, white men 21 years
or older could vote if they owned some property,
but women and African Americans were not
The Virtues of Constitutional Ambiguity by Gordon Silverste
... Captain Little had no excuse for not obeying the law as written. The President’s “instructions
cannot change the nature of the transaction or legalize an act which without those instructions
would have been a plain trespass.” (Little v. Barreme, 179). In short, no man is above the law,
and Congress ...
The Articles of Confederation
... During the Revolutionary War, the American colonies needed to coordinate their efforts against Britain. They created an
emergency government to raise money for the war effort called The Continental Congress. After the Revolution the
colonies were officially independent from Great Britain. They neede ...
united states history and government
... 6 The Supreme Court can influence the actions of
the other two branches of the federal government
(1) vetoing legislation
(2) pardoning criminals
(3) exercising judicial review
(4) impeaching the president
The Articles of Confederation
... ...No state shall be represented in Congress by less than two [members], nor by no more than seven
...In determining questions in the United States, in Congress assembled, each state shall have one
...All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurre ...
Ronald Reagan 81 - White Plains Public Schools
... lunches, and student loans.
‘Reaganomics’ rested heavily upon supply-side economics. This theory held that if people
paid fewer taxes, they would save more money. Banks could then loan that money to
businesses, which could invest the money in resources to improve productivity. The supply
of goods th ...
US History Quiz #4 - Moore Public Schools
... 1) Which is the BEST description of the main weakness of the Articles of Confederation in relation to the
Because the Articles of Confederation gave the federal government no way to force the states to
supply troops or funds, Washington's army was often without supplies or fo ...
11th Amendment The 11th Amendment came about
... preferred Burr, and neither was able to get the required majority until the stalemate was ultimately broken.
The result was the 12 Amendment , approved in Congress on December 9, 1803, and ratified on June 15, 1804
(189 days), in time for the new process to be in place for the 1804 election. With th ...
Progressivism PowerPoint Project - Accelerating Student Learning
... Source: Kutler, ed. Dictionary of American History, Vol 8 (Charles Scribner’s & Sons, New York, 2003)
One of the most common critiques of the Framers is that the government that they created was, in many
ways, undemocratic. There is little doubt of this, and it is so by design. The El ...
Enumerated Powers of Congress
... Duties, Imposts and Excises, to
States; but all Duties, Imposts
and Excises shall be uniform
throughout the United States;
Articles of Confederation PPT
... document called The Articles of Confederation
The Articles created a “perpetual union,” naming it the “United
States of America.”
The Articles created a national government with only ONE branch,
not like the 3 branches we have today. The branch was called the
legislative branch or the Confederat ...
APUSH Chapter 9 Outline Student Name:
... The Politics of Nation Building After the War of 1812
80) What was the name of the era in which a single party dominated national politics?
81) What was the common theme of public policies during that era and the age of Andrew Jackson?
The Republicans in Power
82) What federalist measures did ...
The Country`s First Governments - McGraw-Hill
... declared. However, some tasks were too big for individual
states to handle on their own. A state could not raise and
support a large army, for example. Americans realized that 13
small, separate forces could not fight the mighty British army.
To win the war, American leaders knew they needed a singl ...
The US Constitution
... Mel Yazawa: Then one way of responding obviously would be that if Britain has restricted our
access to certain markets, then we should retaliate. I mean if they place duties on our goods,
shouldn’t we place duties on their goods?
Narrator: But under the Articles of Confederation, Congress had no pow ...
... Executive branch: One of the three branches of the federal government. It is headed by the President.
Federal: Having to do with the central government in a system where states are joined under one
central government but also have some governing powers themselves.
“Great Compromise”: Compromise by w ...
Chapter 7 Review Day
... A) It made people worry about how a weak central
government might respond to future rebellions
B) It gave members of the rebellion more political
C) It encouraged farmers to petition state government
for economic relief
D) It convinced leaders of the importance of individual
rights and freedom ...
United States Economic Co-operation Administration Employees
... their families shall(a) be exempt from all Bahamas income taxes and
social security taxes with respect to income
upon which they are required to pay income or
social security taxes to the government of the
United States of America and from taxes on
personal property intended for their own use;
CRS Report for Congress
... The grants-in-aid system expanded gradually during the two decades following
the Roosevelt Administration. During the administration of President Harry Truman
(1945-1953), the federal government adopted grant programs in several areas,
including agricultural research, health initiatives, and urban i ...
US Constitution Outline II
... Section 6: Restrictions against self dealing by members of Congress
Section 7: Revenue, Presidential veto and Congressional overrides
1. Revenue bills must originate in House.
2. Presidential veto power over Congress.
3. Override of Presidential veto requires 2/3 majority vote in both Houses.
A Walk Through US History - White Plains Public Schools
... The Declaration of Independence, 1776:
Influenced by ideas and principles of the European Enlightenment or Age of Reason
- Influenced by John Locke (natural rights to life, liberty, and property) and
Montesquieu (separation of powers)
- Influenced by idea of “consent of the governed” or voting
A Walk Through History Review
... ~ Declaration of Independence
- Formally adopted by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4,
Questions Packet for 2:3.
... Describe Congress under the Articles by answering the following: a) Was
Congress unicameral or bicameral? b) How were representatives chose to serve
Presidential War Making Powers
... …The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he
determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to-- (1) defend the national
security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2)
enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council res ...
Taxing and Spending Clause
The Taxing and Spending Clause (which contains provisions known as the General Welfare Clause and the Uniformity Clause), Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, grants the federal government of the United States its power of taxation. While authorizing Congress to levy taxes, this clause permits the levying of taxes for two purposes only: to pay the debts of the United States, and to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States. Taken together, these purposes have traditionally been held to imply and to constitute the federal government's taxing and spending power.