Creating America

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Why the Articles of Confederation didn't work and America's solution. Arguments for and against the change to the constitution and modern day examples of federal and state powers inside.

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After victory against the British for our independence in 1783 a need for a government arose so we could manage ourselves. But what of a government? It couldn't be too strong because it would be like another ruthless king, it couldn't be only one person because that wasn't working the first time. With this in mind we created the weakest form of federal government possible and gave all power to the states and total sovereignty (the states were on their own with their own mini government.) All under the at the time legal document known as the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation crippled the federal government and allowed for each state to become a sort of mini country of their own. Each had it's own currency and taxes on it's own goods. This caused many problems within the states over trade and transportation of goods. The taxes within each state itself caused problems as well. Many poorer farmers who couldn't pay their taxes were jailed with no way to pay off the unreasonable debt. This led to Shays Rebellion when a group of angry debt owing farmers of Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays had enough of being thrown in jail and owing money they would never have. Sin

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