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  1. The Critical Period (1783-1787)

  2. This is a game to review the Critical Period Unit for 8th grade American History

  3. The Critical Period Quiz Articles of Confederation The Constitution Problems 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300

  4. What was the Articles of Confederation? The original binding document of the United States and served as the supreme law of the land from March 1, 1781 until the ratification of the United States Constitution (on June 21, 1788).

  5. The Articles of Confederation created state governments and a federal government. strong/weak

  6. An economic issue that arose under the Articles of Confederation was… The federal government couldn’t levy taxes

  7. The rebellion involving a group of Massachusetts debtors in 1786 Shay’s Rebellion

  8. Why was the American government was in debt? The Revolutionary War with Great Britain

  9. The Articles of Confederation lacked an executive branch with power. Who was elected as the first president under the Constitution in 1788? George Washington

  10. The Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787 for what purpose? To revise the Articles of Confederation

  11. Who is considered the “Father of the Constitution”? James Madison

  12. How did the Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation concerning taxes? The Constitution gave Congress the right to levy taxes.