Describe two weakness of the Articles of Confederation and explain how each was addressed in the Constitution. Government could not tax the people. This was crucial because following the Revolutionary War of 1775, the American government was in great debt. The lack of funds to pay the soldiers influenced Shay’s rebellion. This was inspired to create enumerated powers of congress.
The new states needed to unite under one Constitution and form a sovereign central government. The Articles of Confederation was an imperative stride toward national solidarity. The new states required a central government. Congress had little power to force upon the states. They couldn't control taxes, and this prompted states taxing different states.
The American Revolution was a time of political turmoil that took place between 1776 and 1783. During this time, the thirteen American colonies had rejected British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. There was a minority of uncertain size that tried to stay neutral in the war. For the most part they kept a very low profile, but a handful of people in Nova Scotia did not. There are many factors that played a role in Nova Scotia’s decision to stay neutral during the war, such as the geographical location, and the level of control Britain had over the colony.
Madison’s Radical Agenda In Madison’s Radical Agenda by Joseph Ellis the thesis was how James Madison shaped the Constitutional Convention and formed the national government through the Virginia plan to what it now is today, and why he was successful. “Although James Madison was considered a wee man, he thought more profoundly about political problems than any other American,” (80). Many of the delegates at the Constitutional Convention only though they were there to make a few changes to the Articles of Confederation. Like the moderates, but Madison had something else in mind. He knew that the Articles would not be able to sustain, and they would lose everything they fought for.
Imagine living without representation in the government; a world where people are treated like objects without natural rights. This is how the American colonists lived from the mid-1760’s to the mid-1770’s as taxes and acts were placed upon them without any representation in Parliament. This caused tension between England and the colonies, which consequently, after several failed treaties and negotiations, kicked off the American Revolution. On 23 March 1775, Patrick Henry gave his “Speech to the Second Virginia Convention.” In this speech Henry uses rhetorical questions, repetition, and his past experience to build a strong speech to persuade his audience in taking part of the Revolution. Rhetorical questions are a great way to get an
Warren used a very effective rhetoric in her argument, depicting the suffering the country had to go through in order to gain the freedoms they had. She asked the reader, how could any american turn their back on the values and ideals our fathers worked so hard to gain for us? She contested that anyone who loves liberty and american values should be an Anti-federalist because anyone who called themselves american must want to ensure the liberties they fought so hard to achieve including the right to vote, state sovereignty, and other rights that would be outlined in the document the Anti-federalists wanted: The Bill of Rights. Not only did she use this powerful rhetoric, but Warren also made her argument very straightforward and outlined it in such a way that anyone could follow. She goes through 18 separate points outlining why the new ratification would do no justice.
Everyone played a very important role in the Constitutional Convention or the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Constitutional Convention is rather known for attempting to modify the Articles of Confederation, but the delegates came up with the Virginia Plan which divided the powers within 3 branches of government. The signing of the Declaration of Independence is the most significant event in American History. What many may know as 13 of the 50 states of America before were 13 colonies of the British Empire. The Declaration of Independence was a document stating that they are no longer a part of the British Empire, who which they were at war with at the time.
of the United States. According to Freeman, “There was no precise model for this political experiment. There was no other government in the modern world...there were few absolutes and many questions...almost every rule, standard, and practice left open to debate; the most trivial decisions yanked fundamental principles into view.” (page #) And debate there was. In 1787, the United States Constitution was written at the Philadelphia
The settlers in the colonies started to gathering ideas to create their own nation and stop being ruled by the British Government. The problem with pure democracy was that people were not treated equal and the government was abusing of its power, and the colonists wanted a solution to that problem. The Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia. Fifty-six delegates from the thirteen colonies gathered for the Second Continental Congress they were seeking a solution for the similar problem they had in the colonies. Our founding fathers signed the United States Declaration of Independence.
Most importantly because how he navigated and executed power during the crisis of the Civil War. Lincoln also establish one more important precedence which was the fact that the executive branch had the obligation and capacity to preserve protect and defend the United Sates Constitution. But you could hardly call, as some do, Lincoln a