This shows that Daniel Shays rebellion was unsuccessful because it went against the goals of the rebellion of getting taxed less and having having pro debtor laws. In the end, all the rebellion did was encourage the government that was hurting them to become more powerful and gain the ability hurt the penniless farmers
The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was one of the laws that led to anger, dislike, disagreement, and eventually revolution in Colonial America. Another effect was an increase in smuggling and crime in the colonies. The colonists did not want to pay the outrageous taxes so they looked for ways not to have to pay. A third effect was the colonists decided to stop buying luxury products from Great Britain and looked to local manufacturers for their products. They did this to avoid paying the high
1) The first problem with the Articles of Confederation was that Congress could not raise taxes and had no money of its own because the States collected taxes and were reluctant to fork over any money to the Congress. Article one section eight of the constitution tells Congress they have the power to collect taxes which fixed the problem of no body giving money to the Congress Article one section eight also solves another one of the main problems of the Articles of Confederation which was that a weak central government had a hard time standing up to foreign enemies. In the same section that solved our problem of money for the central government it also authorized Congress to raise an army. The third problem was the Articles of Confederation
In chapter two of Money, Greed, and God, Jay W. Richards says that the federal government doesn 't appropriately distribute welfare to those who need it. In addition, Richards says that the government should simply stay out of matters this small because they could be better handled by smaller more locally run organizations. In essence, the federal government is “too big” to know how to help the needy. I completely disagree with this assertion. Although the federal government is big and oblivious to who exactly needs what, it is still a necessary part of the welfare distribution system because of the money it has and all the power needed to deliver said funds.
Shay’s Rebellion Many farmers in the newly settled areas of central and eastern Massachusetts suffered from high debt as they tried to establish new farms. Unlike some of the other state legislatures, Massachusetts did not pass pro-debtor laws such as forgiving debt or printing more paper money. Instead, they had local sheriffs seize property and farms and place those farmers that could not afford to pay their debts into prison. This led to the first armed rebellion in the post-Revolutionary United States. The protestors believed that they were protecting the “good of the commonwealth” and opposing the “tyrannical government in the Massachusetts state” (Keene 2013).
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress could not demand taxes or money from the states. This meant there was no stable source of funding during wartime for the Continental Army and this made it difficult for them to obtain provisions and to pay soldiers. Hamilton used the discontent amongst soldiers about pay to emphasise how important tax would to be to the country and to congress. An amendment to Articles was proposed that would allow Congress to tax imports, but was rejected by Rhode Island in November 1982. Hamilton and James Madison joined forces to persuade Congress to send a delegation to convince Rhode Island to change its mind.
The Articles of Confederation were approved on November 1777, which left many constraints on the federal government. The people were so worried about corruption, that they left the government powerless on all affairs, including foreign relations, military, Indian issues, and interstate disputes. In addition it denied Congress the power of taxation, the states were supposed to donate money to the government, which rarely occured. Each state had only one vote in Congress, but could send as many as seven delegates or as few as two, but if they divided equally on an issue the state lost its vote. There was not a President or independent executive and no veto over legislate decisions.
The first government of the united states was based on the articles of confederation and that was eventually adopted during the revolutionary war.The major flaw of the articles of confederation was the lack of strong national government. Which was the cause of economic disorganization, lack of central leadership, and legislative inefficiencies. The economic disorganization was exposed due to that congress could not regulate trade because of limited power that congress had. Not only did congress have limited power, but also the economic disorganization had no uniform system of currency. Which made trade between the states much more difficult and less efficient.
This lead to the writing of the constitution. The first weakness of the Articles of the confederation is that the federal government had very little power over the state government. This was true when it came to the federal government requesting med for war efforts, resources but was epically true when it came to the financial side. Although the federal government could request these things form the states they could not force them to do so. (U.S. History Pre-Columbian to the new Millennium, n.d.) This lead to the Federal government printing currency, which then led to inflation.
Dawisha and K. Dawisha, paragraph 16). Not all provinces are guaranteed to work together and if a nation-wide issue were to arise, handling it would be difficult because the strength lies in the individual states and not in the national government. Another issue that would arise is currency and forms of trade between all units. Additionally, an issue that could be found with a confederation is there wouldn’t be a sense of unity between all the different groups, causing people to be divided and focused on individual areas rather than a whole. The United States started with The Articles of Confederation and while it was the first official unionization for the country, there were many weaknesses in it; we were unable to function efficiently as a whole.