18th Century Philadelphia Dbq Analysis

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During the 1700’s-1800’s while Philadelphia served as the nation’s temporary capital, the U.S. Congress met problems and threats to the nation that tested the endurance of the Constitution and the republic it framed. Domestic issues of finance, taxation, sectionalism, Indian affairs, and slavery divided the delegates into bitter political camps and international relations fomented disagreements as well. Congress during this decade forged a government that remained intact, despite expectations to the contrary from the prevailing monarchies overseas. To handle the heavy load of business, Congress created the first standing committees—commerce, banking, taxes, and the national debt. Certain southern delegates threatened that their states would
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