After the French and Indian War, Great Britain was in a huge debt and had a lot more land to rule. As a result of their debt and their new land, they began to put taxes on the colonists living in that land. The colonists were angry about these taxes because they were getting taxed without representation in British Parliament. Two acts that caused some of these reactions are the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. The British actions after 1763 caused numerous reactions from the colonists, which ultimately led to the American Revolution.
The United States Constitution is a document that or founding fathers made in order to replace the failing Articles of Confederation (A of C). Under the Constitution, the current government and states don’t have the problems they faced when the A of C was in action. The Constitution was created in 1788, and held an idea that the whole nation was nervous about. This idea was a strong national government, and the Federalist assured the people that this new government would work. The framers of the Constitution decided to give more power to the Federal government rather than the state governments because the A of C had many problems, there was a need for the layout of new government, rights, and laws, and there was a need for the Federal
The British government was not looking for the best of the people. They were only thinking about what they wanted; the government was not interested in what the people wanted so they decided to make decisions on their own, which resulted in changes that form the United States today. Because of this, they were justified in rebelling and declaring independence.
One of the challenges John Adams had to work through, throughout his presidency was the Jay Treaty, written in 1794, several years prior to Adam’s presidency. The Jay Treaty was signed during George Washington’s term with the British. One of the clauses that were included with the Treaty included the fact that any nations at war with Britain will have their trade be limited in US ports. Due to the fact that Britain and France were at war during the time that this treaty was signed, France was blocked off from trading with the United
Before the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, many states own land in the area that was considered in the Northwest, is east of the Mississippi River and North of the Ohio River. When all the states were in debt from the American Revolution, the Central government offered that if the states gave up their land in the Northwest, the central government will pay their debt. This was named the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. This also created rules on creating a new state. The land that the states gave up cannot have slaves and in order an area to become a state, they must have a population of 5000 males or 60000 people. This is one of the successful parts of the Articles of Confederation because under the articles, the government cannot institute tax thus the government cannot make money. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 removed debts from the states and it also allowed the government to raise money by selling off the new
• Britain and the United States both claimed sovereignty in the Northwest, a dispute initially resolved by an 1818 treaty allowing “joint occupation” by settlers from either nation.
As seen in Document A, it compares the Articles and the Constitution. For the executive branch, (the Constitution) had president administrators that enforce federal laws while (the Articles) only takes care when the Congress is not there. For the legislative branch, (the Constitution) a bicameral legislature where each state has equal representation in the Senate and each state has proportional representation in the House of Representatives thus fixing the issue of representation for small and large states. The Articles had a unicameral legislature where each state has one vote no matter what population they had which was unfair for the small states. The Constitution had a national court system that hears different cases while the Articles didn’t have that at all. The two were very different as one was good while the other was bad. The Constitution had more power to serve the nation as one. The two were very different as one was good while the other was bad. The Constitution had more power to serve the nation as one. As said by John Jay in Document G, “Reflect that the [Constitution] comes recommended to you by men and fellow citizens . . . who love their country. At least . . . give the proposed Constitution a fair trial and to mend it as time, occasion, and experience may [require].” This ensure that the new written government is created for the people and will be trailed by the people to see if it is the best they
George Washington’s foreign policies helped boost the American economy. This is shown through Jay’s Treaty and Pinckney 's Treaty. During the time of Washington 's reign the French Revolution erupted between England and France. England began seizing American ships that were carrying goods to France. To solve this disturbance Washington sent John Jay to England to work out a treaty. Through Jay’s Treaty England gave America the “most favored nation” status, which meant that American merchants got a break on taxes on imported goods; “.. they shall pay no other higher duties or charges on the importation or exportation of the cargoes of the said vessels…(Phillips 146)” By having reduced trading costs Americans were able gain benefit because
The Articles of Confederation couldn’t deal adequately with many problems that arose during the 1780’s. Some of the problems include National Security and Currency. On the other hand, The Articles of Confederation did have some admirable traits to it. Such as the Ordinances of 1787 and 1785. Though the Articles had some praiseworthy achievements, it did come with some major complications.
The Treaty of Paris was signed after the Seven Years War, this not only granted more land to England and Spain, but It also helped established boundaries. As a result, France gave Canada to the British, Britain received the sugar hill islands and the British received land east of the Mississippi River. In return Spain gave Florida to Britain and they returned the philipinees and Cuba back to Spain. New world possessions play a pivotal role because after The Seven Years War balance was shifted and ties were severed between the British and Native Americans. Tensions were running high and they ultimately resulted in a rebellion. The war also finically crippled France for years. This document suggested heavily that trade and owning land with bountiful resources was essential not only that but something that the Europeans not only desired but understood greatly.
I remember the night very clearly. I was ten years old the night my dad came home complaining about a new act that King George had passed. This act was called the Stamp Act. Little did we know at the time that this act would lead to many things. He said that they were making us pay for a stamp for every single piece of paper we bought. This included the newspaper, wills, deeds, pamphlets and even playing cards. The colonists did not want to pay the tax, not because of the money that they had to pay but because they had to pay for a war that they were not involved in. He said the reason we had to do this is because Britain was in great debt from the war with France. Since we benefited from the war the British government decided that we should
The continental congress led the king to heavily taxing items. The reaction to the colonist was beyond angry. When the king started to tax the items, the people wanted to rebel. This led to the declaration of independence.
The Articles of Confederation were put into effect to form some semblance of a central government, to keep peace between the states and to keep individual states from conducting foreign diplomacy on their own. Unfortunately the articles were flawed and gave the existing government little to no power. Federalism was the number one weakness of the Articles of Confederation. Without a separation of powers this type of government was bound to fail.
Did the Constitution create a “more perfect Union?” After the American Revolution and The Declaration of Independence, America’s established its core government with the document known as the Articles of Confederation. The Articles possessed many structural weaknesses, mostly because it allowed states to operate like independent countries. The Articles of Confederation set up a government that consisted of a one-house body of delegates in which each state having a single vote. Acting collectively, these delegates could make decisions on certain issues that affected all the states. Due to its failure to establish an executive branch and a judiciary branch, an imbalance of power was created within the government itself. The notion of forming a “more perfect union” was a practical
The Jay’s Treaty was the result of the Proclamation of Neutrality. The war between France and Great Britain in 1793 ended the long peace that had enabled the United States to flourish in terms of trade and finance. The United States now appeared as neutral country after neglecting to either helping France or Great Britain. During the war Great Britain attempt to blockade France and its colonies proved particularly burdensome to the United States, resulting often in the seizure of American vessels. In 1794, British actions had almost led to an American declaration of war against the British. Instead of going to war, the American government decided to send John Jay as a representative to negotiate an agreement with the British over the disputed