Who controlled territory in the west
Interstate trade laws and custom duties
Patent and copyright law
Limitations defining voting rights
National Land Resolution
Bill of Rights
Western Territories Amendment
Abolition of Slavery
Increasing the power of local government
The articles of the Confederation were too strong and binding.
State Governments were too lethargic and inactive
State governments had overstepped reasonable limits on their authority
The current system gave too much political power to the people, creating the danger of rebellion.
Economic deflation and harsh punishment of debtors.
ECONOMIC INFLATION and the circulation of too much paper money.
Disputes over land boundaries and treaties with Native Americans
Controversy over the legal authority of State legislative assemblies.
Slavery and Religious freedom
The powers of a chief executive
Whether the federal government would have the right to veto state laws
Proportionate vs equal representation for states in congress.
Local town governments
A one house assembly, annually elected
A one house assembly and a state governor, elected for five year terms
A two house assembly and state governor, annually ellected.
A two house assembly and a seperate governor, and an independent judiciary.
THe people themselves in town meetings
A special constitutional Convention
States General COurt.
Still contained no steps aimed at enforcement
Placed Heavy taxes on cane sugar exported from mainland american colonies
Actually halved the duty on molasses imports set by an earlier law.
Extended customs duties that already yielded large profits to Britain
Was the first direct tax Britain imposed on American colonists.
Affected the publication of books, but not newspapers
Provided for suspected violators to be tried by a jury of their peers.
Imposed relatively small, easily paid taxes
It violated their understanding of Parliamentary supremacy
In ensured all english residents the right to vote for Parliament; but gave colonists no such right
It assumed that the interests of colonists were identical to those of british people in the mother country.
It gave the King single-handed power to impose taxes
Passing Resolutions and sending petitions insisting on their rights
Putting stamp officials on public trial and hanging them
Burning stamp distributors in effigy.
Forming nonimportation agreements.
British Courts convicted and imprisoned the Boston Ringleaders
Colonists in New York and Philadelphia dumped shipments of the hated tea
Other colonies acknowledged Parliament's power as a way to save themselves from punishment.
Britain Annulled Massachusetts charter and effectively put it under military rule.
Worked hard to preserve civil government but protested the Stamp Act.
Passed Resolutions stressing their desire to undermine the British Constitution
Encouraged resistance acts for widespread disruption of the peace
Were a boston resistance group made up of lower class men.
Denied that massachusetts or any of the other colonies was in a state of rebellion
Passed a resolution demanding the execution of traitorous colonials.
Prohibited trade with the thirteen american colonies and claimed the right to seize colonial vessels.
Took congress's petition for redress seriously and gave colonial representatives a chance to make their case.
Impose taxes on colonists and issue gold coins to raise money for the army.
Send a very courteous petition to the king in July 1775, aiming at reconciliation.
Appoint George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Army.
Authorize an American Invasion on Canada
Captured the British fort at Ticonderoga.
Lost important battles at trenton and princeton, New Jersey.
Retreated first from NY, then NJ, then Pennsylvania.
Retook NYC and Long Island from the british troops.
Was impressed with the discipline and Commitment of the Army volunteers in 1776
Adopted a radical military strategy centered around "irregular" attacks by militiamen.
Had at his diposal in July 1776, a standing army of regular enlisted men, created earlier by COngress.
Ended up with soldiers often drawn from the poorest and marginal classes of society, who signed up for the money.
Had the advantage of plentiful supplies, which arrived efficiently and regularly from england.
Hoped to seal radical New England off from the rest of the country
Under General Howe, followed up on its capture of Philadelphia by moving against American Forces.
Captured Sam and John Adams and put them on trial for treason.
Came in Exchange for an american promise to give France territories in Canada and elsewhere on the North american mainland.
Took away britain's earlier Naval advantage.
Split France apart from its traditional ally, Britain.
Came in July 1776, after congress approved the declaration of independence.