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Section 3: Confederation and the Constitution

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Library of Congress http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/ bdsds/ defects.html
Three problems of the Confederation are presented here: poor attendance by delegates, monetary contributions to the national treasury, and inability to conduct foreign affairs. There are hyperlinks to brief biographies of key people.

The Land Ordinance of 1785 http://www.nd.edu/ ~rbarger/ www7/ ord17857.html
Texts of the Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.