A person who gambles by buying or selling something, hoping to make a large profit. Land speculators had formed companies and bought land from the Indians out west and worked to give Congress control over western lands instead of individual states
Passed a law stating that any slave brought into the colony would be free from that time on.
Articles of Confederation
plan of confederation to help the states cooperate in the war effort. established first central government of the united states reserving most power for individual states replaced by the constitution
opposed washington in ratifying the constitution but washington won
New Jersey Plan
Equal representation for each state regardless of population, favored by smaller states.
wrote the federalist papers. wanted a strong central government