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American Government Midterm

by: Elizabeth Heston

American Government Midterm Poli 100

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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Elizabeth Heston on Sunday October 9, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Poli 100 at Mercyhurst University taught by Wagner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views.


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Date Created: 10/09/16
Articles of confederation ● 1st actual government that had a binding impact on colonies ● Lacked a centralized power ● Created 1777 ● Ratified 1781 ● Created during the revolutionary war (1775-1783) Shays rebellion ● Daniel shay ● sumber 1786 ● Regulators and farmers stole weapons from an armory ● Rebellion!!!! ● State militia was total failure in fighting rebellion ● National government had NO power ● State leaders wake up and see the A of C was useless 3 economic issues ● New country ● Inexperienced leaders ● No money Judicial review ● Marbury vs. maddison ○ Court reviewing other branches of government ○ Determines if actions are constitutional 14th amendment ● Post civil war ● Citizen ○ Any individual born or naturalized in U has equal protection of law ● Gitlow vs NY ○ Ruled 14th amendment maxes 1-10 apply to states Doctoring of incorporation ● Process of incorporating amendments 1 - 10 apply to states Federalists ● James maddison ● Alexander hamilton ● John jay ● Wrote the publius ○ Federalist papers ■ Explain/defend the newly drafted constitution ■ Gain support for ratification Anti-federalists ● Fought for states rights ● Feared a powerful government (did not want a repeat of GB) ● Did not want constitution to be ratified Constitution 1. Grants power to national government 2. Profits national government from doing certain things 3. Some powers are reserved for states only 4. States are not allowed to: a. Make treaties b. Impair contracts c. Tax exports d. Declare war 5. State and national government share: a. Tax and spending b. Borrow money c. Establish courts d. Shorter banks and corporations 6. State and government can not: a. Ex Post facto laws b. Bills of attainder


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