Constitution Of 1787 Dbq

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1. The Constitution of 1787 attempted to resolve agreements on regulating trade, taxing, protecting private property, and several other weaknesses the Articles of Confederation did not fixate on. Another controversial topic in the Constitutional Convention was the question on representation. Two different plans were presented: the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan. The Virginia Plan wanted representation to depend on the population within a state, a national government with three branches, and one house that would elect the people in a second house. The New Jersey Plan was quite the opposite. It favored the one vote per state, or equal representation system. 2. The Federalist Papers played a very important role in the battle over ratification …show more content…

One of the foreign entanglements and questions of foreign policy Jefferson had to deal with during his presidency was the Louisiana Purchase. He feared that because the Constitution never stated anything about acquiring new lands, people would get mad at him for violating his own principle. He believed that the acts stated in the Constitution should not be violated. Yet, he was doing this by purchasing Louisiana from Napoleon. 10. The consequences of the War of 1812 were very severe. New England despised the Federalist Party, which tried to secede from the Union. This led to the downfall of the Federalist Party. The US faced several defeats by the British, who were in much debt by the end of the war. Eventually, relationships between British and the US improved. The Native Americans faced the worst consequences as a result of the war. They continuously faces white expansionism and they had no rights to defend their land. 11. The War of 1812 stimulated the national economy by allowing America to continue economic growth and territorial expansion. Republicans had hopes for a simple agrarian society. The war exposed the inefficiency of the transportation and financial systems. It also caused the growth of manufacturing by cutting off imports, producing chaos in shipping and banking. The war also emphasized the nation’s need for another national

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