Quakers in Philadelphia.
Puritans in New England.
Catholics in Maryland.
The Congregational church.
Permanently gained the right to vote.
Were allowed to serve in the national legislature.
Were elevated as special keepers of the nation's conscience.
Finally gained fully equal status with white males.
Were given the right to vote in some states.
America declared martial law until the Constitution was enacted in 1789.
The American Revolution suddenly overturned the entire political framework.
Cheap land was easily available.
Political democracy preceded economic democracy.
A strong sense of class consciousness already existed.
Organize development of the western lands.
Deal with foreign affairs.
Apportion state representation equally.
Enforce a tax-collection program.
Establish a postal service.
Provided for the survey and sale of public lands in the Old Northwest.
Established a procedure for governing the Old Northwest territory.
Banned slavery from all territories of the United States.
Cleared the way for ratification of the Articles of Confederation.
Gave control over land to the territories in which they were located.
Fear that the Articles of Confederation had created too strong a national government for the United States.
Efforts by wealthy merchants to replace the Articles of Confederation with a new constitution.
A quarrel over the boundary between Massachusetts and Vermont.
Foreclosures on the mortgages of backcountry farmers.
The government's failure to pay bonuses to Revolutionary War veterans.
Regulating interstate commerce.
Levying taxes for raising a militia.
Apportioning congressional representation.
Electing the president.
House of Representatives.
Impossible to safeguard the rights of states from the power of a strong central government.
Possible to extend a republican form of government over a large territory.
Inevitable that slavery would be abolished in the new republic.
Illegal to replace the Articles of Confederation with a new constitution.
Best to establish a direct democracy.
Trade with France.
The wealthier class.
The middle class.
Gain the monetary and political support of the rich for the federal government.
Restore the principles of state sovereignty.
Be the quickest way to pay off the national debt.
Guarantee the fairest treatment of the original holders of government bonds.
Keep taxes low and therefore create a feeling of loyalty to the new federal government.
Funding the national debt.
Assuming state debts.
Establishing a national bank.
A low protective wall around infant industries.
Sales taxes and licensing fees.
Customs duties and excise tax.
Income and property taxes.
Western land sales and foreign loans.
Levied an excise tax on whiskey.
Tried to prohibit the sale of whiskey.
Allowed the import of foreign whiskey.
Halted the export of American whiskey.
Tried to prohibit the manufacturing of whiskey.
His commitment to the Franco-American alliance of 1778.
The threat of British naval action against the American coast.
The national government's dependence on customs collections for revenue.
His personal commitment to democratic government as a world ideal.
All of the above.
Pledged to stop seizing American ships.
Released Americans from their pre-Revolutionary War debt obligations to British merchants.
Promised to evacuate the chain of forts in the Old Northwest.
Refused to pay damages for seizures of American ships.
Were denied most favored nation status.
A British promise to evacuate its chain of forts on U.S. soil.
British consent to pay damages for the recent seizure of American ships.
That Americans were bound to pay debts still owed to British merchants on pre-Revolutionary accounts.
No promise by the British to pay for future seizure of American ships.
A promise by the British to stop selling arms to the Indians.