Compare And Contrast Federalism And Articles Of Confederation

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The making of federalism was mainly a reaction to the british government and the Articles of Confederation. The British government were concentrated on a stronger central government while the Articles of Confederation stood for the weak central government but stronger state government.Federalism is the sharing of power between the national government and the state; federalist agitated for a new and more effective constitution. George Washington, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton were some of the many well educated honored federalist. Although Washington tried to be noble and stayed away from selecting a certain party (knowing that others will follow) he was generally taken to have been, by policy,a federalist. John Adams, a critic of the Stamp Act of 1765, was a very principled man; everything that troubled Adams in the government was always represented…show more content…
This led to smuggling of alcohol and then the Whisky rebellion. In document E, Washington shows his intention to impose federal law. George Washington indicated the federal authority by calling for the military from three states to cut off the rebellion which refers to Shay’s Rebellion.Tensions between the United States and Britain remained high after the Revolutionary War which resulted to Jay’s Treaty in 1794.Jay's treaty was supposed to resolve conflicts and tension between Britain and America. Luckily it achieved some of its nationalistic goals regarding the Northwest area and resolving trading with Britain.Jay's Treaty was opposed by the Democratic Republicans because they feared that more economic ties with Britain would strengthen the federalist party and undercut republicanism by tieing the United Stated interest to British monarchy. Jay’s Treaty is credited a peaceful trade between United States and Britain in the midst of the French revolutionary
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