Chapter 9 Vocab Essay

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Daniel Shays - He led Shays Rebellion, and was a veteran of the Revolution. He wanted fewer expenses, and he fought against the “tyranny”, or so he felt that it was. He was pardoned from his death sentence and helped lead the country to the writing of the Constitution. Alexander Hamilton – He helped the country come to a meeting in Philadelphia to help the Articles of Confederation. He helped gain support for the anti-federalists, but he was a federalist. He helped write articles for the New York Times, the most influential commentary written about the Constitution.
James Madison – He was present at the Constitutional Convention, helped convince the public to ratify the Constitution and is even referred to as “the Father of the Constitution”
Society of Cincinnati – A group of officers from the Continental Army that formed a military order. They were criticized for aristocratic ideas.
Articles of Confederation – Acted as our first Constitution, Congress had no power to regulate commerce or forcibly collect taxes. There were no other branches of the government, without them we wouldn’t have made it to the constitution.
Land Ordinance of 1785 – A law stating that disputed Northwest land should be equally divided into townships and sold for federal income promoted education and ended confusing legal disagreements over land.
Northwest Ordinance of 1787 – It was established to help govern land in the west. It stated that if an area had 60,000 people living there, and it was approved by all thirteen colonies, the land area could become a state.
Republican motherhood – With the new republic, it was thought of proper behavior for a woman/mother to be very devoted to her family, it started the thought that women were keepers of the nation’s conscience.
Civic virtue – the idea that the government depended on the actions of every citizen devoted to the public good, part of proper etiquette associated with a republic
Township – a division of land that has a prescribed amount of power, in this case were often present in controlled western land
Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom – This was passed in 1786 in Virginia due to the…