Many Americans found that the Confederation needed to be revised. In 1787, at the Constitutional Convention, a New Constitution was made, but not all agreed. Due to this, there was a major debate among many people. In my opinion, I think the New Constitution should be approved.
Soon after the Seven Years’ War, the British and the colonists learned that victory came with a rather expensive price (Kennedy, Cohen, & Bailey, 2010). Great Britain tightened its grip on the colonies in North America, expecting colonists to pay for their financial struggles. In order to make colonists pay for the war, Great Britain reminded the North American colonies who had authority by controlling the colonists to submit to various ordinances ratified by British Parliament. This action only showed that arrogance leads to rebellion socially, economically, and politically. Socially, a lack of communication between Great Britain and the North American colonies was to blame for the Revolutionary War.
A is incorrect, because the royal governor of the Dominion of New England Sir Edmund Andros was not popular in Boston. Prior to the royal governor’s arrival, the people of Boston were already agitated with the royal government for the restrictions being imposed on Massachusetts. First the Navigation Act requiring colonies to trade only through Britain limited the choice of trading that they were accustomed to. Then when the Massachusetts legislature declared that the Navigation Act had no legal standing in their colony the Lords of Trade annulled the character of Massachusetts and absorbed Massachusetts into the Dominion of New England. The colonists of Boston were not thrilled by that, and their irritation only grew when their new authoritarian
Both sides had their own reasons to believe to accept or decline the offer. Anti-Federalist believed that some poor would never get into government, there was no liberty in press, the government had too much power, and most of the rights they fought for in the war isn’t present in the constitution (life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness). The Federals said that the Constitution was a new protecting, efficient federal government for the many current problems, the complaints of the farmers, the
and when the tax on whiskey was placed he opposed it, saying “The first error was to admit it by the Constitution.” (Doc A). He didn’t like the constitution because of the fact that it would make central government stronger. When the alien act was passed he was opposed to it and said that the central government should only have a set of specific purposes and the leftover purposes should be left to the states individually.(Doc B) Determining the amount of time it takes to be a citizen, and the ability to jail people opposing the government was too much power to Jefferson. When he came into office he realized the necessity for more central power and took more matters into his own hands, he had become a loose constructionist.
In debate Darla Davis discusses the Taxes imposed on the American Colonists by Parliament. First not everyone in parliament believe that taxation of the colonies was right thing to do. According to Darla’s Article, Will Pitt and Edmund Burke, were two members of the parliament that under stood why the colonist were opposing the tax. Colonist were opposing men felt that the opposition from the colonists concerning the taxes existed, because the colonist had been practically ignored by England since having been established.
The Sugar Act Imagine not being able to use something as common as sugar without being robbed of your money. Sounds frustrating, right? That’s what happened to the American Colonists in 1764. Britain decided to tax the colonies, and the colonists didn’t even have a say in it! Sugar was one of the many things to be taxed.
When the colonists were still with Great Britain, King George III misused his power. As a result, colonists wrote the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, to the king, to state their separation from Great Britain, to form a new country, the United States of America. After creating a new country, Americans wrote the Articles of Confederation in the year 1777, which they purposely weakened central government, so the abuse of power, wouldn’t exist. This meant the states had all the power. Although this structure of government seemed great, the creators of the Articles quickly realized that with no central government, states weren’t united because they were busy on increasing the growth of only their state.
could cause trade to stop between those two colonies or multiple colonies. Another thing that is important within the Articles of confederation is that laws could be passed by 9/13 states. That sounds fine and dandy but the story behind that makes it seem like it was pointless and unfair. There was resistance for ratification of the Articles of Confederation from New York, Pennsylvania,Virginia and Rhode island which had gotten the nickname “rouge island” because of all the resistance the continental congress had encountered from Rhode island. If you do some simple math the only states that needed to approve it were the ones who didn’t offer resistance to the Articles and wanted a new government.
Shayś Rebellious Ways Shay and his followers were a group of farmers out to no good. After the American revolution, the US was without money, so they raised taxes. Farmers who couldn 't pay were thrown in jail so a rebellion started. Shay and about 1,500 farmers stole weapons and fought. Some people say that the people in Shay 's Rebellion were freedom fighters, nevertheless Shay and his followers were rebels because they protested violently, caused chaos in the country, and were criminals.
There was such internal fighting within the Federalists that they could not form a formal opposition. Anti-Federalists feared that concentration of central government would result in a loss of individual and state rights, an aspect that defines American freedom today. They also opposed monetary policies and the Federalist support for trade with the British and were in favor of relations with the French, who helped during the American Revolution. This fall marked the end of Federalist party.
Many of the state conventions ratified the Constitution, but called for amendments specifically protecting individual rights from abridgement by the federal government. The debate raged for months. By June of 1788, 9 states had ratified the Constitution, ensuring it would go into effect for those 9 states. However, key states including Virginia and New York had not ratified. James Madison, the principal author of the Constitution, knew that grave doubts would be cast on the Constitution if those states (the home states of several of its chief architects, including Madison himself) did not adopt it.
The constitution was the collective child of (9 of 13) STATES. Some of those states, like Virginia, only ratified this document by 53% a small majority, by representatives, not the people directly voting. 9:13 is 69% if that requirement of 69% was imposed on each state to ratify, this constitution would not exist. Not overwhelming popular at the time, but pushed hard by the likes of Hamilton; creator of, the bank of New York, a global bank. Some of those, reluctant and suspicious of this new Centralized Power wanted more protections for the people that had fought and won their independence from another Central Power, the King; thus the Bill of Rights, after the ratification, "We must pass it first" Sound familiar?
England never had proper control over its colonies. Many immigrants left England knowing that the nation 's power within the colonies was virtually nonexistent. It could be argued that England appointed governors and passed laws before 1763 in an attempt to control its colonies, but it is known that colonists largely undermined these efforts and found ways to circumvent the generally unenforced legislation. The colonies had been deciding their own laws and faith since they had arrived on the foreign continent, because of how accustomed the Americans became to home rule, they would not let England take their right from them.
George Clinton, Samuel Adams, Luther Martin, Richard Henry Lee, and Patrick Henry who were a part of the American Revolution, rejected the Convention in Philadelphia because they did not agree with its objectives. They were convinced that it threatened the “core principles” of the revolutionary heritage. The government regulated by the new Constitution and its democracy were less likely to thrive in small towns because people would not vote directly for their senators or their president, and radical egalitarianism did not have the opportunity to develop under the enhanced central state. Anti-Federalists actually exposed a wide range of ideas and theories; some aimed at reducing federal power, while others asked for the restrictions of that