Three distinguished delegates to the Constitutional Convention rejected the idea of signing the Constitution. Edmund Randolph, who had submitted the Virginia Plan, could not extend his approval of the Constitution as formulated because he thought it assigned disproportionate authority to Congress. Therefore, he issued an inquiry to the delegates to present the Constitution to state governments so that they might advise amendments and modifications. Furthermore, George Mason was discouraged by the Convention 's noncompliance to prohibit the slave trade. Mason was also concerned as the Convention 's refused to implement a bill of rights.
The United States kept trying to expand territories westward but Great Britain interfered. Certainly, the Native Americans opposed, creating one goal, protecting their land. The White expansion was not going to be tolerated, especially that the expansion meant a decrease in the Native American population. Americans received reports of the British siding with Tecumseh to seize the enlargement of white settlers. The British did not respect the colonization in the New World and were not fond of the idea that the United States being a newly independent nation.
After the American Revolution, the newly formed United States of America was substantially unstable as there was increasing economic and social unrest. The first written documents of constitutional authority were generally weak and ineffective. As a result, there was unrest among the colonists, and this created the urge for a newly reformed government system. The proclaimed Founding Fathers took action and put forward what they thought would be the best remedy to the new nation. Some call the Founding Fathers “democratic reformers”, however, this opinion is overall misguided and uninformed, as the Constitution and the actions taken by the Founding Fathers did not represent the majority of the people in the new nation.
Adams blamed King George III and parliament for the revolutionary war because parliament didn’t grant British subject in the colones equal rights as people in England. Adams also emphasised the fact that the colonists were not given representation in parliament which violated the British constitution. The Stamp Act and the Townshend Act allowed parliament to collect revenue with the colonists consent. King George III refused to read the Olive Branch Petition rendering the Colonists effort to form peace with Parliament useless. Adams also
Taxing was one of their weaknesses. The Congress didn’t have the power to enforce taxes on imported goods, so they discussed it with the states. Rhode Island didn’t agree with putting taxes on imported goods, and therefore, the congress wasn’t allowed to do it. In the letter, the Rhode Island Assembly proves that this tax is contrary to the constitution, and thus, it shouldn’t be
Shay’s Rebellion thought that the Articles of confederation was not strong enough and that there should be more power in the central government. The Articles of confederation was seen weak because, it revealed the economic issues and taxation, the lack of leadership, and not being efficient in making laws. In Shay’s rebellion raising the tax on farmers to pay off debt was a weakness. Farmers had taken out loans due to shortages of the revolution, and were being taxed by state. In the Articles of confederation congress was not allowed to tax only states.
Jefferson does not mention the slaves in the Declaration, he feared that by doing so could split the young nation, weaken, and divide it. Paine believed that the British hindered the colonies friendships with other nations due to their relationship. Jefferson saw them as a dictatorship
Danielle Aldrett Friday only Founding Brothers Assignment Preface: Critics: Defenders: Its focus on giving the people so much power, means that the government may be more vulnerable to being overthrown and just not dependable. Does not focus on strong central nor local government, but on giving the people a voice in their country. They’d have issues developing a system of parties and would have people questioning the systems too much. Avoids the issue of having a monarchy or exaggeratedly powerful ruler, in which they have no say on the laws. The constitution did not take into consideration that the states were barely reuniting and were not known for working together or even being together.
Bacon’s rebellion also occurred to question Berkeley’s rule as a governor. The colony had a disorganized political structure, and Berkeley also didn’t allow Bacon to be a part of the fur trade with the Native Indians. This helped to stimulate a widespread rebellion against Berkeley, who had unsuccessfully addressed the burdens of the
The concept of slavery being taken away as a right led to the Southern states seceding, becoming a “country” of their own. They felt the North was not listening to them, and ignoring their rights clearly listed as an amendment. This amendment was included to gain the Southern states ratification of the constitution which ultimately led to the Civil War. The state having this type of power caused the Federalists to feel a bill of rights was redundant, but Anti-Federalists did not feel that it was written clear enough. They were not reassured.
1a. Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress didn’t have the power to tax the colonies so their only option was to request the states for money, which often ended in rejection. Because Congress had so little money to regulate the army/navy and resolve crises, they sold off western lands and printed worthless print money in desperate attempts to do without money. The constitution solves this dilemma by giving Congress the power to make revenue through taxing and borrowing and also the power to appropriate funds. In addition, the Articles prohibited Congress from regulating commerce which meant inhibited foreign trade and a weak national economy.
Problems came about because the government under the Articles of Confederation didn 't have enough power. States started to print their own money behind the laws back, they participated in foreign trade negotiations, and they organized their own armed forces. All of these issues led to the Constitutional Convention. Delegates wanted to divide power in the federal government. They refused to let the powers be taken over by just one man or group.
The Anti-Federalists criticized the constitution because it lacked of bill of rights to protect individual rights and made the constitution not approved. Other struggles that they faced were slave-trade. Slave-Trade had many conflicts because the north was against slavery and the south was for slavery. This made both parts of the states divide their regions. Another struggle was the effects of Shay’s Rebellion because it affected the courts in the western part of Massachusetts to shut down so that judges couldn’t confiscate their farmland.
During the ratification debate, Anti-Federalists were opposed to the Constitution. They argued that the newer system threatened liberties of the people, and failed to protect individual rights of Americans on a general scale. The Anti-Federalists weren 't exactly a united group, but instead involved many elements. One faction of Anti-Federalists opposed the Constitution because they believed stronger government threatened the sovereignty of the states in their entirety; Others argued that centralized government would have identical characteristics of the monarchical properties of Great Britain which they fought to sever themselves from prior. While others feared that a new government threatened personal liberties.
Carters “Malaise Speech” did not help the American public. The American public knew what was wrong with the country they were living it every day. The President’s job is to fix the issues not lecture the American public how it is there fault. The transfer of blame because of infighting between political parties is not necessarily good